Published On: Thu, Feb 7th, 2013

Iran holds cultural week in Pakistan

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Iran-Pak-CultureIran is holding a cultural week in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad to mark the 34th anniversary of Iran’s Islamic Revolution.

The event kicked off on Wednesday at Pakistan’s National Council of Arts (PNCA) in the presence of Iranian Ambassador to Islamabad Ali Reza Haghighian and Pakistani Minister for National Heritage Samina Khalid Ghurki.

A large number of people, including officials, art lovers and students, attended the ceremony, organized by the Iranian embassy in Islamabad in association with Pakistan’s Ministry of National Heritage and Integration.

The event comprises of an exhibition of Persian arts, books and handicrafts, together with movie screenings in a bid to display the Iranian achievements after the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

The 5-day event also includes a photograph exhibition, showing the country’s developments in different fields over the past 34 years.

The Iranian nation toppled the US-backed Pahlavi regime 34 years ago, ending 2,500 years of monarchic rule in the country. The Islamic Revolution, under the guidance of Imam Khomeini, established a new political system based on Islamic values and democracy.

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