Pakistan army karachi floods
Pakistani army soldiers take part in rescue operations in a flooded area after heavy monsoon rains in the Pakistan's port city of Karachi on August 22, 2020. Image Credit: AFP

Karachi: Artists from all over Pakistan have displayed their creations at a three-day exhibition for art lovers in Karachi to raise funds for victims of flood calamity in the country.

The Arts Council Karachi is hosting a three-day exhibition displaying 60 art pieces donated by artists and sculptors to support the ongoing flood relief drive.

President of the Women’s Wing of the Pakistan People’s Party, Faryal Talpur, inaugurated the exhibition and praised the commitment shown by the Arts Council and artist fraternity in the country to help out the flood victims.

She appealed to the citizens of Karachi to visit the exhibition in large numbers to recognise the efforts of the artist community to support the calamity-hit people in the country.

She said that everyone who could afford should buy the art pieces displayed at the exhibition that were the creations of renowned artists of Pakistan as their contribution to the flood relief drive.

Talpur said that she would also buy an art piece displayed at the exhibition to become a contributor to the ongoing fundraising campaign for the flood victims. She especially appealed to the concerned philanthropists to come forward and buy the art pieces put on display for a noble cause.

Arts Council President, Mohammad Ahmed Shah, said the art exhibition had negated well the propaganda against the artists that they generally didn’t take part in philanthropic activities.

He said that artists from all over Pakistan had donated their best creations as their contribution to alleviating the suffering of the disaster-hit people.

He announced that almost half of the art pieces displayed at the exhibition had been purchased by noted political and social figures.

He said the Arts Council Karachi had teamed up with the arts councils in the rest of Sindh to conduct ration distribution drives to help the flood victims. The Arts Council has also adopted flood relief camps in the province.

He said the art gallery of the Arts Council had been dedicated to displaying the art pieces of the budding artists free of charge.

Some of the renowned artists whose art pieces have been displayed at the exhibition include Sadequain, Aijaz ul Hassan, Anwar Maqsood, Sateesh Gujral, Anjum Ayaz, Tassaduq Sohail, Mohammad Zeeshan, AQ Arif, Masood Alam Khan, Shahid Rasam, Moin Farooqui, Abdul Jabbar Gul, Adeela Suleman, Manwar Ali Syed, Faraz Ali, Hanif Shahzad, Farrukh Sahib, Zulfiqar Zulfi, Moazzam Ali, AS Rand, Chitra Pritam.