President for promoting cultural heritage to highlight softer image of Pakistan

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President for promoting cultural heritage to highlight softer image of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Dec 1 (APP): President Mamnoon Hussain on Thursday called for making concerted efforts to effectively promote the country’s rich cultural heritage for highlighting the softer image of Pakistan.

He said preservation and promotion of literary and cultural heritage strengthens bonds of fraternity, brotherhood and nationhood in a society, adding, that educational and literary institutions can play an important role in this regard.

The president was talking to Advisor to Prime Minister on National History and Literary Heritage Irfan Siddiqui, who called on him here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr.

He said the government was committed to promote literary activities across the country to encourage a culture of book reading and other artistic pursuits.

The president emphasized the significance of spiritual and philosophical training of the youth along with acquiring modern education to make them a better and useful citizen.

Irfan Siddiqui apprised the president of steps underway to promote the teachings of Quaid-e-Azam and Allama Iqbal and also briefed him about matters pertaining to his ministry.

He further informed about the programmes to promote literary and cultural activities in the country.