Pakistan culture center in Baku

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Pakistan Cultural Centre is offering free Urdu classes for the students who want to learn Urdu language. Guest lectures by the renowned Pakistani academia, panel discussions and debate groups are invited by this Centre to hold discussions about culture and similarities between the two countries

Ansar M Bhatti

 in Baku /DNA

BAKU: A delegation of Pakistani media practitioners visited the Pakistan Cultural Center Baku during its recent visit to Baku. The visit was arranged by the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Pakistan. Pakistan’s Ambassador to Azerbaijan Bilal Hayee briefed the delegation about the working of the Center.

Ambassador Bilal Hayee said that the purpose of the establishment of the Cultural Center was to promote Pakistani culture abroad. Earlier, Ambassador Bilal Hayee also invited the delegation to the Pakistani embassy and showed various sections of the mission. He also talked about Pakistan, Azerbaijan relations and shared his vision of taking these relations further forward.

It may be mentioned here that Pakistan Cultural Centre (PCC) was formally opened at the Azerbaijan University of Languages (ADU) on July 31, 2021. The centre was inaugurated by Speaker of National Assembly of Pakistan Mr AsadQaisar. Several parliamentarians from Pakistan and members of Pakistan-Azerbaijan joint parliamentary groups from Pakistan and Azerbaijan were also present on the occasion.

The idea of Pakistan Cultural Centre was conceived by Ambassador Bilal Hayee after his meeting with the Rector of ADU. Later it was implemented with the help of Azerbaijan University of Languages.

The key objectives of Pakistan Cultural Centre include the promotion and projection of Pakistan’s diverse and rich culture. It is also expected that in future, teaching of Urdu language and Pakistan history would commence from the platform of Pakistan Cultural Centre. The Center is also geared to create awareness among the Azerbaijani youth about Pakistan’s beautiful landscape, ancient heritage, modern urban centers and huge economic potential.

In this centre, a special corner is established where the scholarly work of Allama Muhammad Iqbal is exhibited. Students and staff of ADU have shown profound interest in the arts and books on Pakistan. Around 40-50 people visit the center on a daily basis. They are briefed on the rich and diverse culture of Pakistan and tourism potential. This centre is the first solid platform in Baku to project Pakistan’s culture, heritage and tourism. This will also advance our brotherly relationships with Azerbaijan to a new high.

Pakistan Cultural Centre is offering free Urdu classes for the students who want to learn Urdu language. Guest lectures by the renowned Pakistani academia, panel discussions and debate groups are invited by this Centre to hold discussions about culture and similarities between the two countries. Ambassador-hour project is being organised in which Ambassador personally comes to meet with different students, takes their questions and brief on different current issues.

PCC also participated in food festivals where delicious Pakistani food was exhibited to international audience.

To boost the youth’s extra-curricular activity PCC has announced a prize competition and an exhibition of paintings on the topic of Pakistan-Azerbaijan friendship. Students are taking part with great enthusiasm in this project. 

Pakistan’s Ambassador and other embassy staff visit the Center occasionally to meet with the students and staff as well as holding cordial gatherings to enlighten the participants about Pakistan’s culture.