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Kazakh Khanate: Diamond Sword elevates Pak-Kazakh cultural ties


Islamabad, 1 February 2024 (TDI): Embassy of Kazakhstan in Pakistan collaborating with the Ministry of National Heritage and Culture of Pakistan and the leadership of Pakistan National Council of Arts, organized a screening of historical film “Kazakh Khanate: Diamond Sword” at PNCA on Wednesday. 

The event was graced by caretaker Minister for National Heritage and Culture, Syed Jamal Shah, Caretaker Minister for Information and Broadcasting and Parliamentary Affairs, Murtaza Solangi, and Ambassador of Kazakhstan in Pakistan, Yerzhan Kistafin. 

Also, Director General of Pakistan National Council of Arts, Muhammad Ayoub Jamali and a large number of people attended the screening of the film. 

The event aimed to further enhance cultural relations between Pakistan and Kazakhstan and promote the significance of cinema and entertainment industry in the country to foster cultural values of tolerance and harmony in society. 

The movie is based in fifteen century Eurasia and is a historical drama about the first Kazakh Khans. The plot demonstrates the key events in the formation of Kazakh statehood under the leadership of Janibek and Kerey Khans.  

Federal Minister for National Heritage and Culture Jamal Shah while addressing the screening of film, said it was an educational film, which specifies that honor, dignity, and solidarity are above anything else. 

Jamal Shah expressed a keen interest in enhancing collaboration in movies and cinema to further fortify bilateral cultural relations. The minister also noted that the film screening reflects the growing cultural and collaborative relations between Pakistan and Kazakhstan.

Importance of cinema and culture

The Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Murtaza Solangi while addressing the ceremony extended appreciation to the Ambassador of Kazakhstan in Pakistan and Federal Minister for Culture and Heritage Jamal Shah for inviting him to speak at the screening of film. 

Furthermore, he said that nobody in this auditorium could truly represent cinema better than Jamal Shah, he lives and breathes cinema. In addition, he expressed his resolve to work with the Minister of Culture to promote culture through cinema. 

While discussing challenges in the domain of culture and perception, Murtaza Solangi said that the big challenge includes extreme intolerance, personality cult, and cult worship. And these would not be cured by criminalizing things. 

Although law will and shall take its course, but when it comes to dealing with long-term consequences, there is nothing better than culture. In culture cinema holds a special place, so it is of grave importance to promote good cinema. 

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During his speech he specifically assured the Kazakh Ambassador of all the support of his Ministry and the attached departments. 

The Ambassador of Kazakhstan, Yerzhan Kistafin, highlighted that the movie depicted the life of people of that era, such as details of costumes and battle scenes, the geopolitical conditions of the formation of Kazakh Khanate were conveyed. 

The Ambassador appreciated PNCA and the National Heritage and Culture Division for collaborating on the screening of the Kazakh Khanate: Diamond Sword.

Abdul Momin Rasul
Abdul Momin Rasul
Abdul Momin Rasul is pursuing BS International Relations from the National University of Modern Languages (NUML). The arenas of diplomacy and foreign policy intrigue him to delve deep into analyzing the broader scenario of global affairs. Besides, the author is also exploring the field of media and journalism.

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