Firdous opens rare photographic exhibition ‘Hamara Quaid, Hamara Pakistan’ Pakistan’s golden heritage related to Independence Movement being digitized

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Zubair Qureshi

Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Information & Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan Thursday said colours of Pakistan’s flag—green and white—reflected minorities were integral part of the Pakistani society and without their contribution the goal of a cohesive society would not be complete.
She said this after inaugurating as Chief Guest the photographic and paintings exhibition titled “Hamara Quaid, Hamara Pakistan” at Lok Virsa.
The exhibition comprises some rare photographs and paintings on Pakistan Movement, Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah and leaders of the Pakistan Movement.
The 4-day exhibition is organized by Directorate of Electronic Media & Publication in collaboration with Lok Virsa.
Director General Shahera Shahid welcomed the Special Assistant to PM on her arrival at Lok Virsa Museum Hall.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said steps were being taken to digitize Pakistan’s golden heritage related to the epic struggle by Quaid-i-Azam and his fellows and followers.
By preserving information about them on Internet we shall be doing a great service to all those who want to know Pakistan and its glorious history, said she. All these rare photographs will now be available on Ministry’s webpage as well as Internet, said she.
She said she was feeling privileged to be part of the project ie preservation of rare content on Pakistan Movement and its leaders.
Quaid-i-Azam she said wanted a Pakistan where there would be no discrimination from one class or segment against the other. Prime Minister Imran Khan too is striving to transform the country into an Islamic welfare state as envisioned by Quaid-i-Azam, said she.
During the past one year, the PTI government took multiple steps for bringing stability and now it would focus on development and progress of the country, following the model of State of Madinah.
She said: “Unfortunately we have got physical independence but we are yet to get economic independence.”
She said Imran Khan, with the support of masses, has successfully broken the nexus of two political families who were ruling the country turn by turn, which was a big achievement.
The SAPM appreciated the Directorate of Electronic Media and Publications for digitization of the archives of rare photographs of Quaid-i-Azam and Pakistan Movement.
She said the archived photographs were a great asset of the nation which should be displayed to new generations so that they may learn about the great sacrifices, rendered by our forefathers for creation of the motherland.
Quaid-i-Azam she said didn’t want a Pakistan that was reserved only for the privileged classes, rather he wanted Pakistan where there would be religious, political and economic independence. Earlier, Shahera Shahid DG Directorate of Electronic Media & Publication in her welcome address briefed Special Assistant to PM about the exhibition and the project aimed at digitizing the pictures and paintings related to Pakistan Movement. This is going to be a landmark achievement in our effort to make the youth aware of their golden past, said she.