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The inauguration ceremony of the program “Zindagi Hai Pakistan” was held at the Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi. Mr. Laeeq Ahmed, Administrator, Karachi Municipal Corporation was the chief guest. This program was organized in collaboration with Tahafuz-e-Saqafat Pakistan.
While addressing the event, Karachi Administrator Laeeq Ahmed said: “Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi has taken steps for the promotion of art and culture, but it’s a pleasant surprise to see a different aspect of this great arts institution.”
“When we get tired of social abuse, art and culture feel like a breath of fresh air. Karachi Metropolitan Corporation is launching a tree-planting campaign in the city for which civil society and welfare agencies are cooperating with us. KMC’s own nursery has produced 70,000 plants for the campaign and this year one lac plant will be planted in this city approximately,” Mr. Ahmed added.
Addressing the function, President Arts Council Muhammad Ahmad Shah said that the program was organized to highlight the identity of Pakistan. This program is of great importance, especially in the cities like Karachi so that the citizens could relieve themselves for some time from the commercial complexes, he said.
“We were born in Karachi and are serving Karachi because people are known for their cities. He further said that all the progress being made in the Arts Council is the result of the hard work and efforts of our colleagues. We hope the administrator Karachi will perform his duties well for the development of this city,” said Ahmed Shah.
Adil Zafar Khan, the organizer of the event, said: “President Arts Council Ahmed Shah is the identity of this city. When there was terror in the country, Ahmad Shah revived cultural activities to bring peace.”
The hockey match will be played on February 27 at the Hockey Stadium. 3 different mushairas will be held at three different locations in Karachi, while an exhibition of paintings and photography will be organized at the Arts Council.