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Lahore Arts Council, USAID Agree Enhanced People-to-People Contacts

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LAHORE– Provincial Director USAID Punjab Kevin C Sharp on Tuesday visited Lahore Arts Council and took keen interest in its various sections of the Alhamra Art Centre the Mall.

During the meeting, Chairperson Board of Governors, Lahore Arts Council Moneeza Hashmi and LAC Executive Director Ather Ali Khan and Provincial Director USAID Punjab Kevin C Sharp agreed on people-to-people contacts to further strengthen bilateral relations.

Both sides also agreed to explore opportunities in arts, literature and other cultural dimensions.

Chairperson BOG Lahore Arts Council Moneeza Hashmi along with Executive Director Ather Ali briefed the USAID Director Mr. Kevin C. Sharp about Alhamra Art Gallery, Academy of Performing Arts, Adbi Bethak and Cultural activities at the council.

Provincial Director USAID Punjab Kevin C. Sharp said that the diplomatic relations between USA and Pakistan span over many years, and I believe that both of the countries are trying their best to increase this bilateral relationship.

Mr. Kevin C. Sharp appreciated the hard work of Alhamra Arts Council. Chairperson BOG Lahore Arts Council Moneeza Hashmi said that it was the key objective of the Lahore Arts Council to promote “our colorful culture and wonderful traditions in the whole world and make the world believe that Pakistan is the great place to visit”.

Executive Director Ather Ali Khan said that Alhamra Arts Council strives to enhance the cooperation in the field of art, literature and culture with all countries around the world.

He further said that in this regard, Alhamra has conducted various programs in collaboration with various countries such as Germany, Japan, China, Thailand, Turkey, Poland and many other countries, including various exhibitions, artwork shops, fashion shows, musical nights and other cultural events.

Khan stated that Alhamra is an organization whose doors are always open to all those who wants to attend different cultural events.

“We are trying to give people quality entertainment because todays’ stressful life needs more relaxation than ever. Alhamra arranged different colorful events so that people of Lahore can have a good time here with their families.”— PRESS RELEASE