PR No. 211 Islamabad: September 27, 2016.

President Mamnoon Hussain has said that the artists are a national asset who are rendering great services in art and culture besides promoting soft image of the country.

The President said this while Chairing 05th Meeting of the Steering Committee of Federal Government Artists Welfare Fund at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad on Tuesday during which matters relating to the Welfare Fund and artists were discussed.

The President said that the artists, poets and writers are cultural ambassadors and play a significant role in promoting social and cultural norms of a country. The President said that the government is committed to promote art and cultural activities in the country and in this regard is taking various measures to encourage the artists.

The meeting was attended, among others, by Atta-ul-Haq Qasmi, Mustafa Qureshi, Muhammad Qawi Khan and Asghar Nadeem Syed besides high government officials.