Strengthening Cultural and Tourism Ties: British Delegation Meets Provincial Minister of Sindh

Strengthening Cultural and Tourism Ties: British Delegation Meets Provincial Minister of Sindh

In a significant move to bolster bilateral tourism and cultural relations, British Deputy High Commissioner Sarah Mooney and Deputy Head of Mission Martin Dawson recently met with Provincial Minister of Culture and Tourism Syed Zulfiqar Ali Shah in Karachi.

The meeting, which saw the Provincial Minister warmly welcoming the guests, revolved around several key topics. One of the main points of discussion was the important ancient records of Sindh housed in the British Library. These documents hold immense significance for the historical and geographical status of Sindh, and Syed Zulfiqar Ali Shah expressed a keen interest in making this historical information accessible to the people of Sindh.

The dialogue also touched upon the need for bilateral efforts regarding the transfer of these records. In a bid to foster cultural exchange, the British delegation expressed their desire to create a culture corner in the divisional libraries of Sindh. In response, the Provincial Minister assured that space would be provided in libraries for these British Culture Corners.

The meeting also highlighted the rich history and monuments of the British era in Sindh. Syed Zulfiqar Ali Shah emphasized the need for the people of both countries to be aware of Sindh and British history, thereby making bilateral tourism and cultural relations more effective.

The British delegation assured their full cooperation with the Sindh Archives and expressed their intent to create more facilities for Pakistani tourists. They also acknowledged Pakistan as an excellent country for British tourists.

The meeting concluded with Provincial Minister Syed Zulfiqar Ali Shah presenting the guests with souvenirs of Sindhi Ajrak and King Preset, symbolizing the rich cultural heritage of Sindh.

This meeting marks a significant step towards strengthening the cultural and tourism ties between the UK and Sindh, promising a future of enriched mutual understanding and cooperation.

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