President for promoting art, culture to project Pakistan’s soft image

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APP20-08 ISLAMABAD: February 08 - President Dr. Arif Alvi being briefed on Pakistan National Council of the Arts. APP

ISLAMABAD, Feb 8 (APP):President Dr Arif Alvi on Friday emphasized that necessary steps should be taken to promote art and culture which would resultantly lead towards projecting the soft image of Pakistan.

He said this during a briefing by Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) regarding the activities and future plans of the organization.
Secretary Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Shafqat Jalil was also
present on the occasion.

The President said that PNCA was the cultural face of the country, representing the cultural activities within and outside the country.

He also directed PNCA to make the necessary arrangements to facilitate
individuals who wanted to donate their personal art and cultural collections for the public.

The President expressed satisfaction that PNCA was facilitating the
implementation of cultural pacts on cultural front, depicting the traditional
and contemporary expressions to build the national image.

He also appreciated the contributions of PNCA towards the promotion
and keeping the archival record of art and cultural activities on regular
basis.