Sindh Minister of Information and Labour Saeed Ghani said that the message of peace through the exhibition of the artists’ creations is very important. He said that holding painting exhibitions is commendable to honour an artists’ work.
While addressing the exhibition of stone carvings of Kamran Hamid and Rashid Amin at the Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi on Sunday, Saeed Ghani said that an artists’ artworks are the means by which humans connect with others.
He said that to represent a country, there is no bullet, no missile, no grenade, but with it a gesture of peace. It is a matter of great pleasure that the Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi is doing a commendable job. We as Pakistanis should support these causes in whatever way we can, he said adding that the two gentlemen have worked really hard on it, which is worthy of praise.
Saeed Ghani said, “Stone carvings are a rare thing, and now there are few people who are working on stone and metal, of which Shahid Rassam, Kamran Hamid and Rashid Amin are representatives in our country. They have been working hard like many, for years. We have been working on fine art as well as music, theater and handicrafts. We look forward to working with Italian artists in the future.”
Speaking on the occasion, Italy’s Consul General Anna Ruffino said that this is basically a message of peace as he created a war weapon with his art and decorated it with natural flowers because peace is the most valuable thing in today’s world. There is a ray of light. I am proud to inaugurate this ceremony. Thanking the Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi, she said that the Italian Embassy is cooperating with the Sindh Ministry of Culture in the field of culture. I was very fond of coming to this exhibition.
MPA Qasim Soomro, Kashif Grami, Farrukh Shahab, Dr. Huma Mir, Nadeem Zafar, Shahid Rasam and prominent personalities of the country also attended the ceremony.
At end of the ceremony, Provincial Minister for Information and Labour Saeed Ghani and President of the Arts Council Mohammad Shah presented bouquets to Italy’s Consul General Anna Ruffino.