Pakistan high commissioner to Bangladesh Imran Ahmed Siddiqui on Monday said he was working on an album on Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founding president of Bangladesh, putting together the photos taken during his visit to Pakistan in 1974.
‘I’m trying to collect all of them to make an album out of it. That would also be part of a historical archive for our two countries,’ he said while visiting the ongoing two-month long group art exhibition titled ‘Sheikh Hasina: On the Right Side of History’ at Cosmos Centre in Dhaka.
Deputy managing director of Cosmos Group Masud Jamil Khan welcomed the ambassador and briefed him about the exhibition.
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, better known as Bangabandhu, attended the OIC Summit in Lahore in February 1974. The then Pakistan prime minister ZA Bhutto visited Bangladesh from 27-29 June 1974.
The high commissioner said several photos were taken at that time and those photos are being collected.
High commissioner Siddiqui said they shared the artistic tradition and not just history.
‘It has come down to the blood irrespective of whatever happened. This feeling and goodwill for each other are continuing. It’s a good reminder of the fact that we share the same roots,’ he said.
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