Pakistan Movement photo exhibition opens
LAHORE: A photographic exhibition of the Pakistan Movement opened here at the Alhamra Arts Gallery on Monday.
Nasira Javed Iqbal, wife of Justice (r) Javed Iqbal, opened the exhibition at a ceremony attended by Dr Rafique Ahmed, former vice chancellor of Punjab University, and others.
The exhibition was arranged by the Lahore Arts Council in collaboration with Nazreea-e-Pakistan Trust in connection with Independence Day celebrations.
Over a hundred pictures are on display at the gallery. Most feature Muhammad Ali Jinnah and other top Muslim League leaders in various rallies, meetings and sessions before 1947. Several pictures capture Jinnah speaking at Muslim League rallies or calling on various leaders.
“It’s a nice exhibition. Some of the photographs are not very common. Even I had not seen them before,” Mrs Iqbal told Daily Times.
She said such exhibitions served as good reminders to the younger generation of the history of Pakistan.
“Our history developed around people like the Quaid-e-Azam. These people are the history in a sense,” she said.
Mrs Iqbal said the pictures of Jinnah with army officers show how graceful and disciplined he was. “It was through his discipline that Pakistan came into being.”
Tanya Sohail, LAC curator, said the purpose of the exhibition was to educate the young about the independence movement.