KARACHI: Provincial Minister of Education and Culture Syed Sardar Ahmed Shah has said that the promotion of art and culture in Pakistan, particularly in Karachi, is important to defeat terrorism and Arts Council Pakistan (ACP) President Muhammad Ahmed Shah has aided the cause by promoting Sindh’s art and culture for the last ten years.
He was addressing a ceremony in honour of Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s birth anniversary on Tuesday where he had been invited as the chief guest.
He further said that it was a privilege for Sindh that the first Resolution of Pakistan was passed in the Sindh Assembly in 1935 and that Quaid-e-Azam also belonged to the province. “From Shah Latif to Muhammad Ahmed Shah, Sindh has promoted art and culture and peace among people. Ahmed Shah led Arts Council Karachi and brought it to a position where it became a leading cultural institute of the country.”
Further, new members of the governing body were also introduced during the ceremony. The newly elected body members thanked members of the arts council who had supported them and said that they would try their best to promote Sindhi culture even more.
Students of the council’s music academy performed with the band Fusion.
Later, Syed Sardar Shah and Muhammad Ahmed Shah cut a cake to celebrate the birthday of Pakistan’s founder.