Staff Reporter Lahore
The Bank of Punjab (BOP) as part of its responsiveness to create a sustainable and solid foundation of inclusion has been very actively engaged and in the forefront of discharging corporate social responsibility initiatives.
BOP is sponsoring the restoration of historically significant series of paintings by Hungarian artist August Schoefft (1809-1888) in the Princess Bamba Collection of Lahore Fort.
These paintings depict an important period of our history and are precious surviving testament of the common heritage between Hungary & Pakistan.
The paintings suffered considerable deterioration and visible damage over a long period of time.
The Hungarian experts, with the assistance of Government Authorities and The Bank of Punjab are restoring these iconic pieces to their original splendid grandeur.
A briefing on the on-going restoration work was organized by The Bank of Punjab in collaboration with the Hungarian Embassy at Royal Kitchen of the Lahore Fort.
The Ambassador of Hungary to Pakistan and President & CEO – The Bank of Punjab graced the occasion alongside senior management of the bank, officials of Hungarian Embassy and, Walled City Lahore Authority.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Zafar Masud (President & CEO – The Bank of Punjab) said; “BOP attaches great importance to safeguard of international heritage and this successful restoration project will go a long way in improving cultural ties between the two nations.