Two Pakistani academicians, Former Director Taxila Institute of Asian Civilizations Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf Khan and Former Director General Department of Archaeology and Museums Dr. Fazal Dad Kakar, have been conferred upon with the French Government’s prestigious Order of Arts and Letters for their rendered services, It was reported on Thursday (Feb 7).
Both recipients had completed a PhD from Paris-Sorbonne University located in Paris. A ceremony to this effect was held in Islamabad which was also attended by Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood. Ambassador of France Dr. Marc signaled the 60th anniversary of the Archeological Mission of Indus Valley that will take place on 28th of this month on the site of Mohenjo Daro and thanked the authorities of the Sindh for their continuous support.
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.
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23 May, 2019