Rawalpindi: Punjab Council of the Arts and International Qiraat Research Academy (IQRA) organized a Mehfil-e-Husne Qiraat in connection with Indepedence Day celebrations. World renowned Qari Prof. Muhammad Mushtaq Anwar, Allama Saeed Al-Rasheed Abbasi and Akhtar Nawaz Janjua were the special guests of the conference. Pir Muhammad Qasim Saifi presided over the function which was anchored by Badr-ul-Salam Badr. The conference was addressed by Qari Muhammad Zeeshan Haider, Chairman Iqra, Qari Muhammad Farooq, Riaz Ahmad Qadri, Prof. Zaheer Abbas Qadri, Prof. Syed Asad Ali, Hafiz Muhammad Akram, Farhan Qadri, Shiraz Qadri, Raja Manzoor Elahi, Hafiz Iqbal Rizvi. The guests paid homage to the great qari of the Islamic world, Qari Abdul Basit and Sheikh Mustafa Ismail. In the end, special prayer for the soul of Quaid-e-Azam and Allama Iqbal and for the progress and prosperity of Pakistan was offered. Director Punjab Council of the Arts, Waqar Ahmed thanked distinguished guests.