National History and Literary Heritage Division (NH&LH) with the collaboration of OIC Research Center for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA) and the Government of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) organized an International Congress on “Islamic History, Culture and Heritage of Kashmir” from April 4-5 in Islamabad.
IRCICA is a subsidiary organ of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) that was set up in 1980. It is an international institution active in the fields of research, publishing, documentation and information, said a press release.
The Annual program of IRCICA 2018 proposed that the Center would make studies to assess the situation of Islamic architectural heritage in Jammu and Kashmir. Subsequently, IRCICA proposed to hold an International Congress in Pakistan on this topic in collaboration with NH&LH Division and Government of AJK.
The main objective of this Congress is to promote the learned awareness and scholarship on the Islamic history and cultural heritage of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, bringing together scholars specializing on different aspects of Islamic heritage in the region and increasing awareness for its preservation in global public opinion.
The geographical focus of the congress was be Azad Jammu and Kashmir at large. The event comprised of two days working sessions and social events.
The President of Pakistan, Dr. Arif Alvi inaugurated the Opening Session of the International Congress on Islamic History, Culture and Heritage of Kashmir.
Experts and Scholars from the OIC Member States participated in the event.