Culture minister appreciates work of Arts Council


 KARACHI: Caretaker Culture Minister Dr Junaid Ali Shah the other day said that the contributions which have been served by Arts Council of Pakistan (ACP) Karachi for the promotion of arts and literature should be cherished.

He expressed these views at the painting exhibition of young artist Tuseef Shaikh which organised in ACP. He further said that if any artist needs help organising the art exhibitions, the government will humbly cooperate with them in this regard.

He said that an artist should be appreciated for the sake of art but unfortunately, in Pakistan, arts do not get promoted to such an extent.

During the session, he was accompanied by a large number of renowned personalities including the ACP Karachi Director Nadeem Zafar, Secretary Ejaz Ahmed Farooqui, Governing body Members Asjad Bukhari, Bashir Saddozai, Kashif Grami, Saadat Jafri and Shakil Khan.

 More than 50 paintings were presented during exhibiting where the artist Tauseef Sheikh said that the unique thing about his artefacts is that all his work is produced using the knife instead of a paintbrush, which is a rare job in Pakistan.

He appreciated the efforts made by the ACP President Muhammad Ahmad Shah and expressed his gratitude towards ACP Karachi on holding the marvellous ceremony.

The exhibition was attended by senior artists including Abdul Hayee, Akbar Naqvi, Mansor Zubairi, Momin Khan, Akbar Khan and other prominent artists who appreciated the creativity of Tauseef Shaikh.

It was further announced that ACP will be organising a session to remember the renowned singer Muhammad Rafi titled “Rafi Ki Yaad mein” (in the memory of Rafi) on July 31 at Manzar Akbar Hall Arts Council, Karachi.


The occasion will be held to commemorate the 38th death anniversary of the late singer where the senior TV and Radio artist Salem Shehzad will perform and pay him a tribute.