LONDON: Pakistan’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Nafees Zakaria on Friday visited the London Central Mosque Trust and Islamic Cultural Centre and presented Islamic calligraphy paintings.
Speaking on the occasion, the high commissioner said Pakistan and its diaspora in the UK has a historic association with the London Central Mosque since its establishment.
“This is a small token of our people’s love and respect for the monumental Islamic Centre,” he said, adding it was a matter of great pleasure that some specimens of Islamic calligraphic art from Pakistan would be displayed there.
The high commissioner is the former secretary and Member of Board of Trustees of the London Central Mosque Trust. The government of Pakistan and the high commission have been supportive of the mosque and the Islamic centre.
London Central Mosque Trust Director-General Dr Ahmad Al Dubayan thanked the envoy for the calligraphy paintings and appreciated their artistic beauty and visual presentation.
He said Pakistan had rich cultural heritage and the calligraphic paintings would make a beautiful addition to the big cultural mosaic of the Islamic centre. He also commended the envoy’s close liaison with the institution.
The high commissioner and the director-general exchanged ideas on the important work that the institution was doing for the education and guidance of Muslims in the UK especially youth.
They also discussed future collaboration for the promotion of the Quranic teachings and Islamic heritage. Zakaria offered all possible support to the mosque and the centre in future endeavours.