Painting exhibition inaugurated
By Jamil Khan @ The Gulf Today-Sharjah, May 11, 2013
ABU DHABI: “Pakistan is a resilient country. Despite attacks on major political parties, the nation is not deterred and transition of democracy is taking place. All this indicate an upward trajectory of democratic dispensation in Pakistan and its political system.”
This was stated by Jamil Ahmed Khan, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UAE, while inaugurating a painting exhibition at the Abu Dhabi National Theatre recently.
The painting exhibition, titled ‘Beautiful Pakistan’ by a renowned Pakistani artist Shahina Ajmal, reflects the natural beauty of Pakistan.
It includes over 30 impressionistic paintings depicting images from across Pakistan. The exhibition was organised under the patronage of Sheikha Alyazia Bint Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan.
The theme of the exhibition was “Art for Humanity” and all proceedings from the exhibition would go to Pakistan Community Welfare School, Mussafah.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by a large number of prominent Pakistani community members besides others.
Khan applauded the efforts of Shahina Ajmal, who is also a gold medallist in Fine Arts and has also been recognised by the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and National Gallery of Art, USA.
“Pakistan abounds in natural beauty. The painting exhibition highlights the beautiful cultures of Pakistan and the UAE. The artists have depicted the serene green fields, misty mountains, snow-capped peaks, beautiful lakes, mustard fields, mighty mountain ranges and traditional village culture of Pakistan using striking colour combinations,” said Khan.
Talking about the elections, Khan said that it was very heartening that the country was undergoing a transition of its democratic process for the first time in its history.
He said that democracy was an evolutionary process and the democratic political system of Pakistan would be strengthened with the elections. He said that it took many decades for France and many other European countries to consolidate their democratic system and Pakistan was no exception.
Khan appreciated the passion of the Pakistani community towards welfare and charity work. He further added that Pakistan was a resilient country and the successful transition of the democratic system would help the country achieve its targets of economic recovery and development in a much shorter time.