ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister for Political & Public Affairs and National Heritage & Culture Engineer Amir Muqam on Tuesday said that it is the national responsibility of literary persons to use the power of their pen to end ignorance and inculcate positive and constructive thinking among the citizens.
He stated this during his visit to Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) where the Adviser was warmly received by the Chairman PAL and senior officials of the Academy.
Federal Secretary National Heritage and Culture Fareena Mazhar was also present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Adviser to Prime Minister Engr. Amir Muqam said that literary activities are indispensible for promotion of peace, tolerance and generosity among the people. He said that PAL should organize more literary activities to promote literature of the country of all national languages.
Advisor to Prime Minister also planted a sapling in the lawn of the Academy.
Chairman PAL Dr. Yousaf Khushk and other senior officials briefed the Adviser to Prime Minister about various activities and projects of PAL. On this occasion, Chairman PAL also apprised the Adviser about the endeavors made at academy to promote literary activities in the country.
Adviser to Prime Minister Engr. Amir Muqam also visited the Hall of Fame and Faiz Ahmed Faiz Auditorium.
Chairman and senior officials of PAL also briefed him about the forthcoming projects of the Academy including the launch of the Literary Museum, international literary conference, children international conference and Hafiz Alpuri seminar to be organized Shangla Alpuri.
Engr. Amir Muqam appreciated the efforts of Academy for the promotion of literature and directed to focus on promoting literature of all national languages.
The meeting was attended by senior officials of National Heritage and Culture Division and Pakistan Academy of Letters.
Later, the Minister also visited Academy Studio and recorded his short message in the newly established studio of the Academy.
Adviser to the Prime Minister said that the establishment of Academy Studio is a milestone as future will be dependent on the social and digital media.
The dialogues and articles of the scholars would be recorded in the newly established studio.
With establishment of Studio, PAL would promote literature and knowledge with better way, the Adviser concluded.