Painting exhibition at Information Service Academy

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Directorate of Electronic Media and Publications on Thursday organized a digital photography and painting exhibition in connection with Kashmir Black Day to raise awareness about the plight of Kashmiris and condemn Indian unilateral action of forcibly occupying Kashmir.

Secretary Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Shahera Shahid was the chief guest. The exhibition was held at Information Service Academy (ISA). The images depicted human rights violations in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIoJK) and highlighted the brutalities of the occupation forces against innocent Kashmiris.

The Secretary took a round of the exhibition which was showcasing the history of Kashmir. The Directorate also presented a documentary on Kashmir highlighting the background and history of Kashmir.

The Information Secretary also distributed certificates among the winners of the painting and photography competition.

First prize was conferred to Rabia Zafar of Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA), second went to Afaq Ahmed of Institute of Space Technology, while Muhammad Fahim of Quaid-e-Azam University won the third prize and fourth prize was given to Hamna, a student of Islamabad College for Girls.

Speaking on the occasion, she said that Kashmiris across the world were observing Black Day on Thursday, which was observed every year to commemorate the illegal occupation of the occupied Valley by India.

The main purpose of the exhibition was to highlight the significance of the day besides enhancing awareness among the students about the long standing issue of Kashmir.

 

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