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National Monument Museum opens for public 

04 November 2010 11:32:41

National Monument Museum opens for public

Sohail Rashid

ISLAMABAD, November, 4, 2010: Ministry of culture has opened National Monument Museum for public at west view point of Shakar Parian hills on Thursday.

Federal minister for culture, Pir Aftab Shah Jilani inaugurated the museum. The museum is designed in such a way that it describes full history of Pakistan. From the arrival of Muslims in India, to the realization of the dream of Pakistan, each and every main event is highlighted in the museum with the help of statues and pictures.

One can see Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah talking with his sister, delivering a speech to the first legislative assembly of Pakistan and going to inaugurate the state bank of Pakistan. Different gestures of Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal have also been highlighted with the help of statues.

The great work of saints in India, Mughal period and the civilization of Indus valley, sacrifices of freedom fighters, mass migration at the time of independence and the first war of independence are also the main features of the museum. A cinema, an exhibition hall and a library for the research purpose is also the part of museum.

While speaking on the occasion, federal minister and the chief guest Pir Aftab Shah Jilani said that this museum would be helpful for foreigner visitors of Pakistan in knowing about the history of Pakistan. “It is the result of the efforts made by Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto to highlight Pakistani culture in a better way. It was he who assigned Faiz Ahmad Faiz the duty to set a design for highlighting Pakistani culture and history” he said.

Secretary culture, Moeen Ul Islam Bukhari said that ministry of culture had made a committee which have make it possible the completion of this museum. “This museum will be helpful for our youth to know about history and the value of independence” he added.

Khalid Javed, project manager and the executive director of lok virsa said that our purpose is to highlight the efforts made by our forefathers, freedom fighters and especially the life of Quaid e Azam and Allama Iqbal.

The museum would be remain open for public from 10 to 6 PM.