Commissioner Karachi Muhammad Iqbal Memon said that the compassionate attitude of President Arts Council of Pakistan (ACP) Karachi, Ahmad Shah has helped the council to develop. He said the programs of the Arts Council and the members who are artists, writers, poets; the bright face of Karachi has become prominent all over the world.
These views were expressed by him while addressing a special general body meeting of the Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi. Special General Body Meeting was held in the open-air theater of Arts Council under the chairmanship of Chairman Arts Council Commissioner Karachi Muhammad Iqbal Memon. A large number of members including writers, poets who are members participated. Traditionally, the general body meeting turned into a social function.
Commissioner Karachi Iqbal Memon who is also the Chairman of the Arts Council said that the members of the Arts Council are intellectuals, writers, painters, and artists. You guide society.
We work under your guidance, he said, adding that there will be full support of the administration for positive works, development of the society and the city.
He said that the establishment of a welfare fund for the members would benefit the deserving members and the organization would be able to help them instead of reaching out to others.
Speaking on the occasion, President ACP Ahmad Shah said that to make the council more active and for the welfare of the members, some amendment was required in the constitution of the council for which three hundred and fifty members applied instead of one hundred and fifty.
He said that this is the body that is the heir of this institution. He said that with the desire and cooperation of the Arts Council and Agha Khan Foundation, they are expanding the scope of cultural activities abroad. He said, after Islamabad, the Urdu conference will be held in London and Dubai also.
The Sindh government wants to promote the activities of the Arts Council throughout Sindh, which requires co-operation with the Arts Council. Arts Council Karachi has the potential to sponsor the promotion of the arts across the country, he added.
Ahmad Shah said that we will set up sub-offices in Toronto, London, Dubai, and other countries to promote the Urdu language and provide opportunities for our poets, writers, and artists to use their talents abroad.
He said that he wanted to make Pakistan famous in the world through Arts Council Karachi. Secretary Arts Council Prof. Aijaz Ahmed Farooqi thanked the members for their support and assistance to the policies of the President.