ISLAMABAD -  Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb yesterday said that the govt is preparing a comprehensive policy to promote art and culture in the country.

She chaired a meeting at Pakistan National Council of Arts and said that all national and regional artists will be consulted during the process of preparing the national policy for art and culture.

She said that art was an important medium that provided a window into the values, challenges and paradigms of the society.

The Minister of State said that the council is one of the most effective platforms for promotion of culture and social values in the country.

She said that the present government recognised the importance of that platform that "enables us to reflect, critique and reorient our social conscienceness." 

"In order to strengthen this platform we look forward to developing a new arts and culture policy," she said.

She said that the vision for that collaboration was to enable the youth art clubs as well as esteemed performing artists.

The Minister also visited the galleries at PNCA and shared the government's vision with the management to engage more youth alongwith private and public academic institutions.

She directed to install complete educational kiosks by using the technology for visitors facilitation.

She stressed that in a convoluted world fuelled mostly by division and discord the performing arts had a unique ability to unify people unlike anything else does.