Islamabad: Arabic Calligraphic Exhibition of Pakistani Artists was inaugurated by Saud Al Sheikhi, Deputy Minister for Culture and Information of Saudi Arabia, at Sheraton Hotel, Jeddah yesterday, says a press release received here today from Jeddah.
The exhibition “Allama Bil Qalam” which will remain open for the next three days (1-4) October, 2011 has been organized by the Consul General of Pakistan in which the work of 16 renowned Pakistani Calligraphers is on display.
Saud Al Sheikhi, Deputy Minister for Information and Culture in his inaugural address said that relations between Pakistan and Saudi Arab is deep routed and historic. He said that holding of such exhibitions will give further impetus to the fraternal relations between the two countries.
He said that Saudi nation hold their Pakistani brothers in high esteem that could be noticed by the presence of great number of Saudi citizens attending this exhibition. He said that the Arabic script enjoys spiritual beauty that has been clearly reflected in the art of Pakistani calligraphers on display.
The Ambassador of Pakistan H.E. Muhammad Naeem Khan in his welcome address said that the participation of 16 top award winning calligraphers form Pakistan in the exhibition reflects the strength of relations between the two countries.
He said that the exhibition also depicts that Pakistan has preserved its Islamic heritage, culture and art. The Ambassador said that the history of calligraphy in Pakistan is as old as the arrival of Islam in South Asia. He admired the work of calligraphers.
The Consul General of Pakistan Abdul Salik Khan said that Pakistan has remained a cradle of artisanship and calligraphy for centuries and has been globally acknowledge.
He said that exhibition is an opportunity for those who admired Arabic calligraphic beauty to come and visit the exhibition and benefit from the experiences of world class Pak Calligraphers.
Nearly 200 calligraphy arts by the renowned Pakistani calligraphers in various Arabic scripts have been put on display in the exhibition. The exhibition has attracted the attention of Saudi citizens and diplomats.
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