Week-long exhibition “Photographic Journey through history” concludes


ISLAMABAD, Mar 26 (APP):A week-long exhibition titled “The Photographic Journey Through History” organized by Directorate of Electronic Media and Publications (DEMP), Ministry of Information and Broadcasting was concluded here at Aiwan-e-Quaid on Tuesday.

Over 200 rare photographs and paintings of Father of the Nation, Thinker of Pakistan and other prominent leaders of Pakistan movement besides chronology of events leading to the creation of Pakistan were displayed in the exhibition.

Speaking about exhibition, Director General DEMP, Shahira Shahid, said that the directorate has a large collection of photographs, paintings and sketches depicting the rich culture and heritage of Pakistan.

She said that Pakistan Day was an important occasion for the people of Pakistan, adding that DEMP historic photographs covers all aspects of Pakistan Movement and political struggle which eventually led to establishment of Pakistan.

The photographs and paintings sketches were prepared by Art and Design Section of DEMP headed by Nayyar Sultana Kazmi.

The artists who prepared these photographs and paintings include Waseem Akhtar, M Iftikhar and Mazhar Alam.

The officials of DEMP said that a large number of people visited the exhibition particularly students of various schools. The visitors lauded the efforts of DEMP with the hope that such activities will continue to educate people of their rich history.

The purpose of exhibition was to create awareness in youth about everlasting struggle during Pakistan movement.

A documentary titled “Pakistan Day Resolution” prepared by DEMP was also shown at the premises of the exhibition to the visitors.

A national song “Naya Pakistan” sung by a young graduate Zoha was also launched in the inauguration ceremony which was produced by Directorate of Electronic Media and Publications (DEMP).

Talking to APP, the young singer of national song Zoha said she was happy that she was provided an opportunity to pay tributes to the leaders of Pakistan movement through the song.