Interim Minister pledges to harness all resources for international projection of Pakistani culture

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Jamal Shah, the interim Federal Minister for National Heritage and Culture, has affirmed his ministry’s intent to employ commendable strategies that capitalize on all available resources to foster art and culture on the global stage. Moreover, the minister emphasized the ministry’s dedication to various welfare initiatives for the artistic community.

Shah articulated the importance of integrating technology into the culture to ensure the nation’s continuous evolution into a modern and knowledge-driven entity. He acknowledged the worldwide prevalence of technology and its influence on shaping modern societies.

Shah also stressed the government’s unwavering commitment to supporting the promotion of language, literature, and culture. The minister outlined his priority areas, which encompass the enhancement of institutions such as the Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA), Lok Virsa, and the Academy of Letters.

Additionally, Shah underscored the significance of bringing artists under a social safety net, while simultaneously fostering societal harmony and brotherhood through cultural initiatives. The minister expressed the intention to bolster the economy through the advancement of art and culture, with a specific focus on the promotion of digital and visual arts, as well as performing arts, as avenues for providing enriching entertainment to the populace.

Shah reaffirmed the interim government’s steadfast commitment to continue the country’s cultural development, emphasizing that they would follow in the footsteps of past endeavors aimed at enhancing the nation’s cultural landscape.

Summaiyya Qureshi is a journalist with Minute Mirror and writes about social issues besides geopolitics, foreign policy, and nuclearization. She can be reached at ( She is available on twitter at @SummaiyyaQ