Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has said that promotion of national culture and identity would help project soft image of the country in the comity of nations, reported by Radio Pakistan.

She was speaking after inagurating a three day Youth Cultural Mela at Lok Virsa in Islamabad under the theme of "Culture: Our Identity".

Marriyum Aurangzeb emphasized that we should respect each other's viewpoint and promote the culture of tolerance. She said democracy helps promote creativity and strong institutions help elevate prestige of the country.

She said media should highlight activities aimed at creating awareness about national culture and language.