Irfan Siddiqui inaugurates “Hafez Shirazi Literary Corner” at NBF

ISLAMABAD, Oct 31 (APP): Advisor to Prime Minister on National History and Literary Heritage Irfan Siddiqui on Monday inaugurated ‘Hafez Shirazi Literary Corner’ here at National Book Foundation (NBF).
Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Pakistan Mehdi-e-Honar Doost, Managing Director NBF Prof. Dr. Inamul Haq Javeid and Cultural Counselor Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran Shahaboddin Daraei was also present on the occasion.
Addressing the ceremony, Advisor to Prime Minister Irfan Siddiqui thanked Iran Embassy for establishing Hafez Shirazi corner at NBF.
He said that Hafez Shirazi is national poet of Iran but his poetry equally liked in Pakistan.
He said that similarly people of Iran like Allama Iqbal poetry and famous with name of ‘Iqbal Lahori’ in Iran.
He said that Pakistan and Iran are enjoying very close cultural, literary and brotherly relations, adding that these relations can be further strengthened by such activities.
Irfan Siddiqui announced that similar Iqbal Corner would be established in Iran, adding that in cultural sector more such schemes can be introduced.
Ambassador of Iran Mehdi-e-Honar Doost said that personalities like Hafez Shirazi and Allama Iqbal are liked in both brotherly countries Pakistan and Iran. He said that “We proud on poets like Iqbal and Shirazi.
He highlighted the literary contributions of Hafez Shirazi in his speech.
Cultural Counselor Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran Shahaboddin Daraei said that “I appreciate the sincere cooperation of NBF”.
“I suggested that, the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Iran, Tehran should build an Iqbal Literary corner in one of the cultural or educational centers,”.
He lauded designer of the Hafez Shirazi literary corner Muhammad Azeem Iqbal, the executive designer of the project. He said that after a year of dedicated hard work, the corner was completed.
Managing Director NBF Inamul Haq Javeid said that Hafez Shirazi corner is a gift for the research scholars and students of various educational institutions from the brotherly country Iran.
He said that Hafez Shirazi national poet of Iran also widely liked in Pakistan.
Executive Designer Muhammad Azeem Iqbal said that the beautiful literary corner was completed with one year and stored with books of Hafez Shirazi and Allama Iqbal.
He said that hopefully the visitors and researchers would like this corner and enjoy reading of books of Hafez Shirazi.