KARACHI: A group of over 300 paintings have been put on display at the fence of Quaid Mausoleum (Mazar-e-Quaid) to show solidarity with the nation on the Pakistan Day to show love of children for peaceful city and beloved country.
These paintings are developed by primary and secondary level students from various campuses of Nasra Schools in Karachi during last few months. This exhibition is titled with “Pakistan I want to Live In.” Opening ceremony of this three-day long exhibition was held in Bagh-e-Quaid adjacent Quaid Mausoleum by Nasra Schools, FIMS (Fancy International Management Services) in collaboration with “I am Karachi.”
Delivering his speech and later talking to media persons, Additional IG Police Ghulam QadirThebo appreciated efforts of students and Nasra Schools stating it dire need of the hour. “We are in state of war and will have to fight menace of terrorism with unity. I am very optimistic that it is now matter of months and not years to bring lights of city back,” he told.
Defunct groups are involved in recent attacks on law enforcement agencies (LEAs) and Bohri Masjid as we have got clues and further investigations are underway. “LEAs have put them on forefront to embrace such attacks and ensured safety of general public. Being police chief Karachi, I promise to its inhabitants that every coming day will be surely better than every passing day. Karachi must be a safe place to live in and educational institutions should remained open because peace is the only key to prosperity,” Ghulam QadirThebo told.
“Crime rate is tremendously decreased now. We can assure citizens to recover their vehicle within two hours if snatched on gun point. Police will soon apprehend culprits of bank dacoities. Cases of kidnapping for ransom is zero now which was a big issue in past for industrialists specially. People should launch their all complains at 15 which I myself monitor regularly. We want to bring an end to traditional police wala culture,” the City Police Chief said.
He also informed public that police is going to launch an alert service in next two weeks to check crimes which will be offered to doctors and bankers at first phase followed by its second phase which will be facilitated to public.
Speaking on the occasion, Farhan Iqbal from I am Karachi told that first time on such scale large number of civil society activists gathered and decided to make people realized about ownership of this city Karachi. “Everyone in this city should live with peace, dignity and patience. Nasra Schools are very valued partners to bring this vision a reality. There have been many events including table tennis, cricket and youth festivals in Karachi,” he shared.
Managing Trustee Nasra Schools Ameer Shaukat Fancy spoke on this occasion. He told that purpose of this event is to show the solidarity with the nation. Among the midst of variety of bad news, we want to show that our nation is still united and we own this country and this city of lights- Karachi. We are committed to bring back the lost glory and lights of this city back. This can only be done through peace and tolerance, which is the motto of Nasra Schools. The school has always taught about peace and tolerance. Children are our future who will build Pakistan. With this activity we compel them to paint their vision on canvas about Pakistan they want to live in, he was of the view.
Ceremony was also attended by celebrity Arjumand Husain, CEO FIMS Mehdi Raza, Director Nasra Schools Naz Fancy and Chemco Industrial Water treatment CEO Asif Husain Khan along others. Paintings will be continued to be on display till March 24th.
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