KARACHI: As many as 100 rare copies of the Holy Quran are on display at the National Museum, Karachi. Culture Minister Sharmila Faruqui inaugurated the exhibition on Monday. The copies comprised rare ones dating back to hundreds of years including the 14th century manuscript scribed in gold that was written in Sultan Abu Muzaffar Shah’s era. The exhibition is set to continue till the end of Ramazan. Faruqui said that the rare manuscripts were a treasure and their designs and writings were splendid. She said that such exhibitions will attract more people towards the museum and help restore its lost glory. She especially requested people belonging to the younger generation to come forward and have a look at their history and heritage.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 8th, 2014.