New museum to be built in capital

Irfan Siddiqui says the foundation stone for the ‘National Museum of Pakistan’ will be laid early next year


APP December 08, 2017
Irfan Siddiqui says the foundation stone for the ‘National Museum of Pakistan’ will be laid early next year. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: The capital is set to get a new museum with Adviser to Prime Minister on National History and Literary Heritage (NH&LH) Irfan Siddiqui announcing on Thursday that the foundation stone for the ‘National Museum of Pakistan’ will be laid early next year.

He was speaking at the inauguration ceremony of a week-long exhibition titled “Cultural Heritage of Pakistan” at the Islamabad Museum, Sir Syed Memorial.

Addressing the gathering, Siddiqui said that his division has acquired the necessary funds for establishing a state-of-the-art museum, to be built over three and a half acres of land allocated in Shakarparian, adjacent to the Lok Virsa.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 8th, 2017.

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