Painting exhibition refreshes memories of great sacrifices

Zubair Qureshi

Islamabad—To honour the sacrifices of the Martyrs of 1947, eminent Pakistani artist, social worker philanthropist and stamp designer Jimmy Engineer brought his works to the federal capital to place them at a three-day exhibition. Adviser to the Prime Minister on National History and Literary Heritage Irfan Siddiqui inaugurated the painting exhibition. The three day exhibition theme “to honour the sacrifices of the martyrs from 1947 to date in the cause of Pakistan” is arranged by National History and Literary Heritage Division.
Addressing the opening ceremony, Adviser to the Prime Minister said that Jimmy Engineer is a prestigious artist of the country as he dedicated himself for the country. He said that the exhibition was specially arranged to pay tributes to the martyrs and national’s heroes. “The paintings on display are depicting the whole history of the country and tell the story of blood and tears creating great value and love in our hearts for our homeland,” he said. Siddiqui appreciated the content, colour scheme, theme and very size of paintings saying all these ingredients make them special. They are gifted by the artist to the government adding that the exhibition of these paintings would also be arranged in other cities of the country.
He said that his ministry would also make efforts to take this exhibition on international level as it was projecting the soft image of the country. He said that around 90 paintings displayed in today’s exhibition. Advisor to the Prime Minister appreciated his ministry Secretary Mohsin S. Haqqani, Joint Secretary Mashhood Mirza, Deputy Secretary Ch Nazir and Haroon Rashid Section Officer for arrangements and pains they took in making the exhibition a success.

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