KARACHI: To celebrate Quaid-e-Azam Day, the Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi put together a captivating art show featuring renowned artist Ali Azmat. The exhibition, titled “Haq Tu Yeh Hai Ke Haq Ada Na Hua,” had a grand opening at Ahmed Parvaz Art Gallery. The event was graced by the Provincial Caretaker Minister of Information, Minority Affairs, Social Protection, Muhammad Ahmad Shah, the President of the Arts Council, and the Mayor of Karachi, Murtaza Wahab.
The Caretaker Provincial Minister praised Ali Azmat’s work, recognizing its alignment with the ideals set by Quaid-i-Azam and Allama Iqbal for an independent state. Expressing regret for not fully realizing Quaid’s vision, he vowed to honor Quaid week as a fitting tribute.
Emphasizing Quaid-e-Azam’s principles of equal rights for all citizens, regardless of their religious backgrounds, the minister lamented the failure to uphold those standards. Drawing parallels with Modi’s government and their treatment of minorities, he stressed the need for serious self-reflection.
Addressing transportation issues in Sindh, especially in Karachi, the minister outlined high-level measures. Mayor Karachi, Murtaza Wahab, condemned the recent cylinder blast in Machar Colony, promising swift actions and hospital transfers for the affected individuals.
Mayor Karachi, reflecting on Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s character, commended the artist for an exceptional portrayal. He pondered what Quaid-e-Azam would think about the nation’s journey—from its inception to the present and the aspirations for the future.
The exhibition, inaugurated by the Provincial Caretaker Minister, Mayor Karachi, Caretaker Provincial Minister for Law and Human Rights, and Secretary Culture, showcased portraits of Quaid-i-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah that captured participants’ attention.
Caretaker Provincial Minister Muhammad Ahmad Shah expressed gratitude for Ali Azmat’s crucial work, acknowledging a sense of shame for not fulfilling Quaid-i-Azam’s vision and Allama Iqbal’s dream for an independent state.
Artist Ali Azmat shared that his love for Quaid-e-Azam inspired the exhibition. He expressed that this display is a heartfelt expression of love for the Quaid, acknowledging the inability to repay the Quaid’s benevolence.
Amna Patodi thanked Ahmed Shah for the invitation and expressed gratitude for choosing a venue that aligns with Quaid-i-Azam’s public leadership. She mentioned previous exhibitions in Islamabad, Lahore, and Gilgit and plans for more in different cities. The exhibition is dedicated to Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s birthday and will run until December 26.