Two Pakistani experts get French literary award

ISLAMABAD: The French government has conferred medal of Order of Arts and Letters on  Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf Khan Former Director Taxila Institute of Asian Civilizations, Quaid-i-Azam University And Dr. Fazal Dad Kakar Former Director General Department of Archaeology and”.

The Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of Arts and Letters) is an Order of France, established in May 1957 by the Minister of Culture. Its purpose is the recognition of significant contributions to the arts, literature, or the propagation of these fields.

Both of the recipients have graduated from the prestigious French University of La Sorbonne in Paris where they got a PhD. Both of them are fluent in French language and expert in French culture.

In his presentation, Dr. Marc Baréty, Ambassador of France thanked. Shafqat Mahmood Federal Minister for Education, Professional Training, Heritage for his presence.

He also thanked Dr. Tariq Banuri, Chairman HEC and Dr. Muhamad Ali Shah Vice Chancellor Quaid-i-Azam University for their support.

He recalled the brilliant career of Dr Ashraf as Director of Taxila Institute of Asian Civilizations, and Dr Kakar former Director General Department of Archaeology and Museums.

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