MR. JAMAL SHAH , President, Iqbal Academy Pakistan


Mr. Jamal Shah has been appointed as Federal Minister for National Heritage & Culture on August 17, 2023.


He received a Master's degree in English literature from the University of Balochistan in 1978. He also graduated from the National College of Arts in Lahore in 1983 and did another Master's in fine arts from the Slade School of Fine Art in London, United Kingdom.


His professional carrier spans over four decades. He contributor in fine arts as an Academician, Writer, Painter, Actor, Director and head of cultural bodies. In 1984, he established the Fine Arts Department at the University of Balochistan and headed it until 1986. In 1985, he founded the Artists Association of Balochistan and also was appointed its first Chairperson. In 2007, he served as Executive Director, Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) and from 2016 to 2019 as Director General PNCA.


In 2021, he was awarded the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the French Minister of Culture.


President, Iqbal Academy Pakistan