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Engineer Aamir Hasan, Federal Secretary presenting a memento to the Ambassador of Nepal Ms. Sewa Lamsal Adhikari , who called on him at National History and Literary Heritage Division, Islamabad on Friday. (May 26, 2017)

 

 

Ambassador of Nepal Ms. Sewa Lamsal Adhikari called on Engineer Aamir Hasan, Federal Secretary at National History and Literary Heritage Division, Islamabad on Friday. (May 26, 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

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Vesakh-Arrangements

Pakistan to host four-day annual `Vesakh Mela’ from May 21

 

ISLAMABAD, May 9, 2017: Pakistan will host four-day annual `Vesakh Mela’ for the Buddhists monks from Sri Lanka and Bhutan, starting from May 21 to mark the birth anniversary of Lord Buddha.

A meeting was held at National History and Literary Heritage (NHLH) Division on Tuesday to review the arrangements in this regard.

The meeting was presided over by Joint Secretary, NHLH Division Syed Junaid Ikhlaq while other officials of the division were also present in the meeting.

The officials apprised the Joint Secretary NHLH Division, Syed Junaid Ikhlaq about the arrangements for accommodation and taking the Buddhist monks to the sacred places to perform their religious rituals.

Syed Junaid Ikhlaq urged the officials to ensure best possible arrangements for the Buddhists monks so that they can mark their holy festival in befitting manner.

Buddhists monks as well as a number of visitors from Sri Lanka and Bhutan will attend `Vesakh Mela’ to pay homage to Lord Buddha on this holy occasion.

Like previous year, the division is making adequate arrangements to provide all possible facilities to the Buddhists monks from Sri Lanka and Bhutan and visitors who will attend `Vesakh Mela’ in Pakistan. 

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Iran-Relations

Pakistan, Iran needs to explore more avenues of cooperation in different sectors

 ISLAMABAD, May 10, 2017: Advisor to Prime Minister on National History and Literary Heritage (NHLH), Irfan Siddiqui Wednesday said Pakistan and Iran are enjoying deep religious, civilizational, cultural and historical relations which require exploring more avenues of cooperation in different sectors.

 He was speaking to Iranian Cultural Counselor, Shahabuddin Darai in a meeting held at the division’ premises.

 He said “Pakistan and Iran share similar values and tied in the bonds of brotherly relations. Both the countries are enriched with the mutual heritage in form of teachings of the personalities like SaadiShirazi and Allama Iqbal”.

 Irfan Siddiqui said there is need to initiate different programmes for strengthening literary and educational relations between the two countries.

 Emphasizing on the need to promote the Islamic art of calligraphy, translation of Urdu and Persian literature and exchange of literary delegations, he said different suggestions can be considered for promotion of cultural relations between the two countries.

Speaking on the occasion, ShahabuddinDurai thanked the Advisor to Prime Minister, Irfan Siddiqui for his goodwill gestures and said “Pakistan and Iran are enjoying brotherly relations which need to be strengthened”.

 He said joint efforts for promotion of cultural ties between the two countries can be prove as useful in strengthening mutual ties.

 He offered Pakistan to celebrate Cultural Week in any big city of Iran for which Iranian government will provide full support.

 Irfan Siddiqui thanked the Iranian Cultural Counsellor for this offer and formed a committee for initial preparations for the cultural week.

 

 

 

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Portuguese ambassador Jose Manual Santos Draga called on Engineer Aamir Hassan, Federal Secretary NH&LH Division on Wednesday at National History and Literary Heritage Division. April 19, 2017

 

Dr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhary, Minister of State CADD called on Mr. Irfan Siddiqui, APM