The News: ‘Colours of Peace & Harmony’

Portraying the close cultural bond and shared traditional heritage between Pakistan and Azerbaijan, a calligraphic exhibition of renowned artist, Azeem Iqbal, titled ‘Colours of Peace and Harmony’ opened at National Art Gallery on Wednesday.

Jointly organised by Embassy of Azerbaijan and Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies, the two-day exhibition offers the art lovers a unique display of traditional calligraphic art blended in rich innovative works by the artist known for his diverse creative vision.

Speaking on the occasion, Dasghin Shikarov, Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Pakistan, said that Azerbaijan and Pakistan share various historical traditions, cultural heritage and through the dynamics of sharing these kinds of knowledge and promoting the artist, the relationship between the two countries has grown into multifarious dimension.

While addressing the inaugural ceremony of the exhibition, Muhammad Azam, Federal Secretary, Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage said that Azerbaijan and Pakistan are brotherly countries having century’s old cultural values and heritage. Muhammad Azam said that events like this would further strengthen the cultural bond between Azerbaijan and Pakistan. He praised the works of the Azeem Iqbal for his outstanding innovations and use of various mediums to promote not only the great traditional art but also the rich heritage of Pakistani art.

He stressed that organising such events not only provide opportunity for friendly exchanges but also promote unity, harmony, peace and cultural awareness between the nations.

While highlighting the aim of holding this exhibition, Farhat Asif, President Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies, said that it was not only to promote the artist and his works, but also showcase the creative aura of the artist community as they promote the peaceful and harmonious face of Pakistan to the world through their diverse art practices.

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