RAWALPINDI: A painting exhibition titled From Mohammad bin Qasim to Quaid-i-Azam was organised in Rawalpindi Arts Council (RAC) in connection with Pakistan’s Diamond Jubilee. The exhibition was inaugurated by Naheed Manzoor along with RAC Director Waqar Ahmed. The aim of the exhibition was to highlight importance of the arts that are Abrar disappearing and to provide a platform to new artists.

Works made by Mohammad Azeem Iqbal have been displayed at the exhibition. Included in some of the works, done with oil paints, are the Kaaba, Badshahi Mosque, Rohtas Fort and Shahi Fort besides Allama Iqbal’s poetry.

Speaking on the occasion, Ms Manzoor said arts and crafts were the best means of expressing one’s feelings.The centuries-long history of fine arts came to Pakistan from the subcontinent travelling through culture, civilisation, traditions and beliefs.

She said Pakistan was blessed with beautiful sights and entertainment places here are an example to the whole world. Besides this, our painters play a very important role in conveying the beautiful views of nature to the whole world, she added. Finally, she also congratulated the arts council and Mohammad Azeem Iqbal for successful organisation of the exhibition.

Mr Ahmad said Pakistan’s art is based on Islam and music, painting, sculpture, poetry and dance are branches of fine arts.Punjab Arts Council is trying to promote all branches of arts, he said, adding that many events had been planned to promote a soft image of the country.

Published in Dawn, August 5th, 2022

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