Islamabad (Adnan Hameed): In a concerted effort to bolster cultural relations, the Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) and the Embassy of Kazakhstan collaboratively presented the screening of the movie “Kazakh Khanate – Diamond Sword” at the PNCA auditorium on Wednesday.

Dignitaries present at the event included Caretaker Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Murtaza Solangi, Caretaker Minister for National Heritage & Culture, Jamal Shah, and Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Pakistan, H.E Yerzhan Kistafin. The gathering also saw the participation of Director General PNCA, Muhammad Ayoub Jamali, alongside a diverse audience.

Addressing the screening ceremony, Minister Murtaza Solangi underscored the pivotal role of cinema in fostering cultural values of tolerance and harmony. He remarked, “Nothing impresses, educates, and illuminates better than cinema,” emphasizing the profound impact of the featured movie on sensitizing the audience.

Expressing gratitude to the Kazakh envoy and Minister Jamal Shah for the invitation, Minister Solangi pledged collaborative efforts to promote cultural awareness through cinema. He acknowledged the challenges of cultural intolerance and extreme polarization, highlighting cinema as a powerful tool for long-term change.

Federal Minister Jamal Shah lauded “Kazakh Khanate – Diamond Sword” as an educational movie, emphasizing its message of honor, solidarity, and dignity. He stressed the growing cultural ties reflected in the collaborative screening and expressed keen interest in furthering cooperation in film and cinema.

Ambassador Yerzhan Kistafin commended the PNCA and National Heritage and Culture Division for their collaborative efforts in organizing the screening. He emphasized that the movie provided a unique perspective on the life and geopolitical conditions of fifteenth-century Eurasia, showcasing historical details through captivating scenes and costumes.

The movie, presented in the Urdu language, titled Kazakh Khanate: Diamond Sword, offers a compelling narrative of the history of fifteenth-century Eurasia.

The event marks a significant milestone in the deepening relationship between Pakistan and Kazakhstan, promising a great future for cultural cooperation.

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