Monday , March 30 2020

PM Khan approves series of festivals to promote Pakistan’s soft image

Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan led a high-level meeting on Friday and approved a series of cultural programmes  that had the vision to celebrate Pakistan’s three-thousand-year-old civilisation, diversity and cultural richness globally.

While expressing his concerns over the occasion, prime minister said the cultural programmes will be organized to portray Pakistan’s soft image to the foreign world. The positive image of the country will be bred across the globe through a quality enjoyment for the people of the country.

“The activities will also benefit in making the youth of the country aware of their rich culture,” prime minister said.

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, Secretary Information Shafqat Jaleel, Executive Director of Lok Virsa and other concerned authorities attended the meeting and shared their ideas.

Imran Khan expressed that this programmed will be organized at district level in all four provinces and federal level in the country.

Scheduled celebrations include 15 cultural programmes approved by PM which are Lahore’s famous Mela Charaghan, Urs celebrations of various Sufi saints, and Gilgit-Baltistan Festival.

Qawali Festival Pakistan and Shandoor Polo Festival of Chitral were also brought to lime-light during the meeting whereas Kartarpur Festival, Cholistan Jeep Rally, and Food and Music Festivals were also approved by the authorities.

The meeting also decided to revive film industry and therefore,  film festival, Jashn-e-Iqbal and a folk festival will also be organised.

Earlier Information minister said, “Under the major visa initiative, 175 countries have been extended the facility of E-visa while the citizens of fifty countries will be given visas on arrival.”

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