The National Institute of Folk & Traditional Heritage – NIFTH


The National Institute of Folk & Traditional Heritage ( NIFTH ) and The Cultural Consulate Embassy of Islamic Republic of Iran collaboratively held an exhibition

‘Mehfil’ at NIFTH Gallery Lok-Virsa, Islamabad, from 20th October to 24th October, 2021. The
opening event included Mehfil-e-Naat and Qirat by an internationally acclaimed Iranian Qari Mr Agha
Karim Mansouri, followed by the Islamic Calligraphy & Relics Exhibition. The exhibition was
inaugurated by Dr. Zafar Mirza, Former State Minister for Health.

Executive Director NIFTH (Lok-Virsa) Mr. Talha Ali Kushvaha along with Program Consultant
NIFTH Mehdi Kazmi, recently called upon Cultural Councilor of Iran Mr. Ehsan Khazaei to discuss
the holding of this exhibition along with other projects, including a potential collaboration between the
Iranian National museum and NIFTH museum, with the involvement of the Foreign Ministry. It was
also discussed that Iran and Pakistan should collaborate overall as culture is a powerful tool through
which the two nations can not only understand each other better, but also compete on the world stage
and tackle currently ongoing media and cultural wars by being strongly grounded in our own cultures
and coming together to meet international challenges. “It is of great benefit for nations such as

Pakistan and Iran which have rich cultures, to work together in this capacity”, remarked Mr. Talha Ali

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The National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok-Virsa) was established in 1974 with the mandate to
promote cultural heritage and its role in economic reforms, investment, industry, education, literature, poverty
alleviation, human rights, and human development.

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