Pak cul­tural her­itage de­serves to be cel­e­brated

Pakistan Observer - - KARACHI CITY - STAFF RE­PORTER

KARACHI—Pak­istan pos­sesses rich cul­tural her­itage that de­serves to be cel­e­brated. This was pointed out at an art ex­hi­bi­tion be­ing or­ga­nized by the Stan­dard Char­tered Bank Pak­istan Limited (SCBPL) at its Clifton Branch here.

A state­ment on Friday said that the show fea­tures di­verse dis­ci­plines of Pak­istani art namely ce­ram­ics, draw­ing, minia­ture, paint­ing, pho­tog­ra­phy and sculp­ture.

It is con­sis­tent with the Bank’s phi­los­o­phy of un­der­stand­ing and cel­e­brat­ing lo­cal cul­ture. It fur­ther pointed out that SCBPL is com­mit­ted to com­mu­nity-based pro­grammes and to sup­port and show­cas­ing the works of Pak­istan’s tal­ent.

The in­spi­ra­tion to or­gan­ise this event was Bank’s global ini­tia­tive: See­ing is Be­liev­ing, through which it has been work­ing to elim­i­nate avoid­able blind­ness since 2003. The aim of this event was to pro­vide clients not only a mem­o­rable ex­pe­ri­ence but also to bring peo­ple to­gether for a no­ble cause.

A por­tion of the sales pro­ceeds will be do­nated to­wards the Bank’s lo­cal com­mu­nity in­vest­ment part­ner in the See­ing is Be­liev­ing ini­tia­tive: Layton Rehmat­ul­lah Benev­o­lent Trust. The Bank will con­trib­ute an equal amount raised dur­ing the ex­hi­bi­tion thus dou­bling the im­pact of ev­ery­one’s gen­eros­ity.

Com­ment­ing on the event, Shazad Dada, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer SCBPL, said, “To pre­serve, pro­mote and en­cour­age Pak­istan’s art and­cul­ture, Stan­dard Char­tered brings you a one of a kind art ex­hi­bi­tion.”

The ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tures the works of sev­eral award­win­ning artists like Noor­je­han Bil­grami, Amean J and Mo­han Das. The ex­hi­bi­tion was held at the Bank’s World Trade Cen­tre branch and was at­tended by the Bank’s part­ners and clients.

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