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EghtesadOnline: A re-designed Iranian Cultural Link Passage was inaugurated at Pakistan National Heritage Museum, Lok Virsa on Friday.

Ambassador of Iran Mehdi Honardoost, inaugurated the 'Iranian Cultural Link Passage'.

The Iranian link passage was created at the time of establishment of Heritage Museum which has now been redesigned and renovated by Cultural Consulate of Embassy of Islamic Republic of Iran in collaboration with Lok Virsa, IRNA reported.

Joint Secretary of Pakistan’s Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Zahoor Ahmed Barlas, Iranian Cultural Counsellor, Shahaboddin Daraei and Executive Director of Pakistan National Institute for Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) Fouzia Saeed were also present on the occasion.

Ambassador of Iran Mehdi Honardoost, expressing his views called for further promotion of Iran-Pakistan cultural ties. He added that this region is the cradle of art and culture.

He added that Iran is the pioneer of human values and we are proud of it. He said that Iran and Pakistan have to do a lot of work in the field of culture. He went on to say that Iran-Pakistan cultural ties must be the same as trade and political ties of the two countries.

The ambassador said that Iran and Pakistan are two big countries of the Islamic world. Therefore, major responsibility lies on us to teach strong cultural values to our younger generations.

He said that Embassy of Iran is open to all those who are engaged with cultural activities in Pakistan. He noted that strong cultural relations between the two friendly countries would help overcome the danger that our younger generation is facing from Western culture.

He added that Iranian films which are close to our cultural and Islamic values must be screened in Pakistan. “Western films are against our cultural values,” he said. 

Presentation of Rabab performance and mystic songs were the special features of the program. Large number of people from all walks of life attended the event. 

Recently Lok Virsa had screened an award winning Iranian film “A Separation”. A good number of people of different age groups watched the movie with great interest. 

Lok Virsa has been regularly holding Iranian cultural events at its premises which attract large number of Pakistanis. 

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