ISLAMABAD, Oct 5 (APP): Prominent singers and artists from all four provinces, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu Kashmir welcomed the appointment of renowned artist Jamal Shah as Director General Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA).
Talking to APP, folk singer from Punjab Fazal Abbas Jutt, son of renowned singer Ashiq Jutt, said that Jamal Shah is one of the prominent artists and would work for the promotion of art and artists.
He appreciated government for appointing him as DG PNCA, saying that it is good news for the artists community.
Shahid Ali Khan, another folk singer from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa also welcomed the appointment of Jamal Shah.
Folk artist Bhag Chand from Sindh, Liaqat Ali from Balochistan, Raja Imran from AJK and Ijaz Hussain from Gilgit Baltistan also welcomed the decision of the government, saying that Jamal Shah is one of the experienced artists who can take steps for the welfare and promotion of artists.
“Jamal Shah is a very creative person who has worked with all his heart to bring forth sector of performing arts”, they said.
Jamal was born in 1956 in Baluchistan. Jamal Shah is an actor, director, painter and a social worker.
He has played different characters in several different dramas. He later turned into a director to make dramas according to his taste.
Jamal Shah with his efforts laid foundation to the fine arts department in Baluchistan University. Since the department was his brainchild, he was also appointed as its head. Jamal headed this department successfully for three years after which he passed it on to fellow colleagues.
Jamal Shah also created Artists Association in Pakistan. It was one of its kind for the artists, it was founded in 1985 and benefited many artists around the country.
Jamal Shah is one of the few artists in Pakistan who have achieved their education in the very same field.
Jamal Shah also laid foundation for Hunerkada – the stepping stone for many future artists. He polishes them with the greatest of teachers and the best of environment.
Jamal Shah envisions Pakistan to be in the top country lists for performing arts.