FOP President Visits Brookings Institution


Sarfaraz Khan with Ambassador Durani and Cogressman Keith Ellison

Sarfaraz Khan, President, Friends of Pakistan, visited Brookings Institution in Washington DC on January 17 where the Saban Center for Middle East Policy had hosted a preview and discussion on the documentary film Glories of Islamic Art produced by Dr. Akbar Ahmed. The film has received acclaim throughout the United Kingdom with The News (London) writing: "Channel 5 should be congratulated for giving us something refreshingly different..The series moves at a fast pace whetting ones appetite to pack up at once and head for Muslim lands."

Using the historic cities of Istanbul, Damascus, and Cairo as visual chapters, Ahmed's film connects religious, historic, and artistic themes of Islam. The film examines the achievements of the first Islamic dynasty, delves into Islam's respect for knowledge, and explores Sufism's balance of meditation and passion.

Mr Sarfaraz Khan also met the Ambassador Mahmud Ali Durrani and discussed community issues with him.
During an earlier visit to Washington the FOP President met a large number of US Congressmen, including Jerry McNerney, Mike Honda, Pete Stark and Keith Ellison.




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