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Iran, Pakistan joint calligraphy exhibition to be held in Lahore

Islamabad, IRNA -- An exhibition of calligraphic works by the Islamic Republic of Iran and Pakistan is scheduled to be held in October this year by the Iranian Culture Center in Lahore, Pakistan’s cultural hub.

Renowned Pakistani calligrapher Erfan Qureshi on Tuesday met with Jafar Ronas, Director Iranian Culture Center in Lahore to discuss the cultural cooperation between the two countries.

Qureshi, expressing satisfaction with the cooperation and interaction of the Pakistan Calligraphers Association with famous Iranian artists added: We will use the valuable and beautiful works of Iranian calligraphers to Pakistani visitors in next month's exhibition.

Referring to the naming of the World Day of Islamic Arts and Arts by UNESCO on November 18, he proposed a joint exhibition of visual arts to be held at the Al-Hamra Art Center in Lahore, which was welcomed by our country's culture official.

The Pakistani artist announced the holding of an international calligraphy conference called "Sarir Khameh 2" by the Faculty of Arts of Punjab University in early 2022 and invited the Iranian Culture Center to participate in the conference.

Iran, Pakistan joint calligraphy exhibition to be held in Lahore

Referring to the growth of calligraphy in Iran over the past centuries, he pointed to the dazzling elegance and beauty of this art, especially Nastaliq calligraphy as the most beautiful and superior Islamic calligraphy and said calligraphy in the region, including Pakistan, Afghanistan and Turkey has been strongly inspired by the art of Iranian calligraphers in the past.

Director Iranian Culture Center in Lahore expressing readiness to cooperate with the Pakistan Calligraphers Association, said the Culture Center of Iran is the second home of Pakistani artists and we will support and cooperate with all artistic and cultural activists in Punjab.

Jafar Ronas proposed the establishment of a joint association of Iranian and Pakistani calligraphers, which was welcomed by the Secretary General of the Pakistani Calligraphers Association.

He pointed out that in Pakistan, unlike the Islamic Republic of Iran, the subjects of elementary and high schools are different.

“In our country, calligraphy is taught from the beginning of elementary school, and this experience can be used as a model to save the art of calligraphy in Pakistan,” he noted.

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