Pak cultural heritage deserves to be celebrated
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.