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Administrator says high standard art work being done in Pakistan

Karachi, January 30, 2013 (PPI-OT): Administrator KMC Muhammad Hussain Syed has said high standard art work being done in Pakistan in every field of art. Sadequain Awards had given a good platform to our young and emerging talent to showcase their abilities in a better way.

Civil Society and well offs should also come forward and play their role in the promotion of art of calligraphy and paintings. He expressed these views while addressing the 16th Sadeqain Awards Distribution Ceremony held in Frere Hall on Tuesday.

Senior Director Culture, Sports and Recreation Muhammad Rehan Khan and other officers along with a good number of painters and calligraphic artists were present on this occasion. Administrator Karachi in his address paid rich tribute to the legendary artist who through innovative works made a name for himself on national and international level and set up new trends in the field of fine arts.

He said the historical importance of Frere Hall was doubled due to the stay of Sadeqain in this building during last days of his life when he created another masterpiece and gifted it to the city of Karachi. The large mural fixed on the roof of upper floor of Frere Hall will despite of its in-completion always remind us the greatness of his art.

Administrator Karachi said the amount of cash prize for best nomination for Sadeqain Award had been increased this year and now the holder of first position in Painting and Calligraphy would receive a sum of Rs1 Lac as cash prize along with the Sadeqain Award.

In the end Administrator Karachi gave away cash prize and award to the painters and calligraphic artist who were nominated for first, second and third prize and the special prizes. Muhammad Akram recieved first prize in Painting and the first prize for Calligraphy was held by Mehfooz Ahmed. S. Abdullah Ali and Ashraf Hussain got second and third prize in paintings and Kashif Khan and Abdul Aziz Awan received second and third prize in calligraphy section respectively.

The special prize of Rs10 thousand was given to M. Naved Maroof and M. Abubakar Siddiqui in calligraphy and Zafar Mehmood and Junaid Qadir in painting. The jury for this competition was consist of M. Malik Nawaz, Abdul Rauf, Professor Nasim, Nadeem Zubairi, Abdul Hai and Ahmed Anwer. Senior Director Sports, Culture and Recreation Muhammad Rehan Khan earlier presented welcome address.

He said a total of 300 paintings and calligraphic art samples were received out of which best creations were chosen by the jury which was represented by experts in the field of painting and calligraphy. He said Sadeqain Awards will be held in future also and this event has proved a success which gave ample opportunities to the young and emerging artists to display their talent at higher level.

For more information, contact:
Administrator Secretariat
Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC)
City District Government Complex, 1st Floor, Civic Centre,
Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi
Tel: +9221 9923 2400 -01
Fax: +9221 9923 2406
Email: administrator@karachicity.gov.pk

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