Islamabad—President Mamnoon Hussain Tuesday said the artistes were a national asset who were rendering great services in art and culture besides promoting soft image of the country.
The President made the remarks while chairing fifth meeting of the Steering Committee of Federal Government Artistes Welfare Fund at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, that took up matters relating to artistes and their welfare.
The President said the artistes, poets and writers were cultural ambassadors and play a significant role in promoting social and cultural norms of a country.
The President said the government was committed to promote art and cultural activities in the country and was taking various measures to encourage the artistes.
The meeting was attended, among others, by Atta-ul-Haq Qasmi, Mustafa Qureshi, Muhammad Qawi Khan and Asghar Nadeem Syed besides high government officials.