An exhibition of Iranian handicraft and miniature painting was held on Monday 20th February, 2017 at Zahoor ul Akhlaq Gallery in the National College of Arts. Principal NCA Prof. Dr. Murtaza Jafri and Director Khana-e-Farhang Akbar Barkhurdari inaugurated the exhibition. Students and visitors thronged the exhibition and showed interest in the meticulously executed and detailed paintings. Principal NCA Prof. Dr. Murtaza Jafri spoke on the occasion saying the arts of Iran has its roots in the culture and customs of its people and their instinctive feelings. The taste and talent of these people can be seen through the designs of their painting which is displayed today. Many works at the exhibition had been sold out. Elaborating on the history of friendship between Iran and Pakistan he said that the historical and cultural ties of both countries go back in time and have always been very strong. Such events are necessary for they play a positive role in strengthening of this bond between the two nations.