Pakistan Movement as captured by lensmen on show at NCA

LAHORE: Depicting the pre and post-Partition phases of the Pakistan Movement, an exhibition of photographs titled ‘Tehreek-i-Pakistan’ opened at Zahoorul Akhlaq Art Gallery of the National College of Arts (NCA) on Thursday. 
The NCA Archives Department has organised the exhibition in connection with Independence Day celebrations. NCA Principal Dr Murtaza Jafri inaugurated the exhibition whereas a large number of students were present on the occasion. Over 150 photographs of pre and post-Partition phases of country’s inception have been displayed at the gallery. The collection of photographs contains photographs taken by renowned lensman, FE Chaudhry, who donated his collection to the NCA, and some of NCA’s own photographs from the Archives Department. 
Photographs of Quaid-i-Azam while attending and addressing conferences and leading rallies; photographs depicting different shades of Quaid’s life; group photos of different delegations; scenes of agitation against the British government; rallies in favour of the Muslim League; photographs of partition in which people are moving towards newly-established Pakistan on carts and trains; and of refugee camps are on show. Some photographs of Quaid-i-Azam and Fatima Jinnah from the first Independence Day are also on display. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Murtaza Jaffri said that the exhibition was aimed at informing students and youths how their elders had played their role in providing them a safe future. He said that youths must know huge sacrifice rendered by our elders during the Partition and how our leaders worked day and night for achieving a separate homeland.

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