A photo exhibition showcasing the links between the UK and Pakistan over the last 70 years has been launched at the Kelvin Grove Museum and Art Gallery by the Lord Provost of Glasgow, Eva Bolander.
The British High Commission exhibition – entitled “Shared history; shared future” – is a collection of photographs taken in Pakistan that showcase the close links between the UK and Pakistan. The exhibition will run until 12 December.
Jon Ryan, the Glaswegian British Consul to Pakistan, spoke at the exhibition: “I am delighted to bring our photo exhibition to Glasgow. This exhibition shows the real depth of the UK-Pakistan relationship over the last 70 years, as well as showcasing the vibrant culture, beautiful scenery and people of Pakistan. The exhibition includes HM The Queen’s visits to Pakistan, alongside schools and bridges built by UK Aid, programmes supported by British Council and links between our armed services.” “This exhibition celebrates 70 years of cooperation, coordination and friendship between the UK and Pakistan – and looks forward to a strong relationship in the future. Glasgow has built a close link with its twin city Lahore – which is Pakistan’s cultural capital. And a strong defence link has left Pakistan with a passion for tartan and bagpipes. But it is the people-to-people links that make Pakistan and Scotland so close. With at least 1.2 million people in the UK with family links to Pakistan and 10,000s of British people in Pakistan, the links between our two countries continue to grow stronger.”
“I am particularly delighted that the Kelvin Grove Museum and Art Gallery – which I remember coming to when I was growing up in Greenock, is hosting this exhibition.—Agencies