Karachi—JS Group and the Alliance Française jointly hosted a fundraiser gala dinner at the premises of the Alliance Française, Karachi to promote Art and Culture within Pakistan. The evening commenced with the plaque unveiling ceremony for the inauguration of the Mahvash & Jahangir Siddiqui Art Gallery by Mr Ali J Siddiqui, CEO of the Mahvash & Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation (MJSF).
This was followed by the welcome address from Ms. Johara Alatas, President of Alliance Francaise and speeches by Mr. Ali Jehangir Siddiqui and HE Mrs Martine Dorance, Ambassador of France to Pakistan. Alliance Francaise is a well-known inter-national institution in Pakistan which is carrying out, since its creation, educational and cultural activities to promote French language and culture.
Mr. Ali Jehangir Siddiqui expressed his interest to continue supporting such initiatives and stressed the need for the private sector to contribute towards the betterment of the country through art, he stated that, ‘Sup-porting art is as vital as building hospitals and schools as art literally shapes national consciousness and also inspires the nation for economic and social advancement’.
The event was graced by Mr & Mrs Jahangir Siddiqui (Chairman JS Group) Mr & Mrs Ali Jehangir Siddiqui (CEO Mahvash & Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation), HE Mrs Martine Dorance (Ambassador of France), Mr François Dall’Orso (Consul General of France in Karachi) along with many other imminent personalities from all walks of life. The night ended with a wonderful musical performance by La BandeA Andre, a French Jazz band specially flown in from France for the event along with the renowned Indus Gypsies to thrill the audience.
JS Group is one of Pakistan’s most diversified and progressive financial services groups control-ling and operating market-leading financial ser-vices companies in Pakistan across sectors including commercial banking, insurance, asset management and securities brokerage. JS Group con-tributes to-wards Corporate Social Responsibility through its charitable arm Mahvash & Jahangir Siddiqui Foun-dation.