A Pictorial tribute to great leader

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THE NATION, ISLAMABAD, 12th SEPTEMBER 2013:- A photographic exhibition was held on Wednesday on the occasion of death anniversary of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, showing Quaid’s life, his family members and various stages of Pakistan Movement.
Senator Pervaiz Rashid, Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting & National Heritage, inaugurated the three-day photographic exhibition at Lok Virsa (National Institute of Folk & Traditional Heritage). The event was organised by Directorate of Electronic Media and Publications (DEM&P) in collaboration with Lok Virsa. The opening ceremony was held at the beautiful cultural surrounding of the Pakistan National Museum of Ethnology, popularly known as Heritage Museum, depicting living cultural traditions and lifestyles of the people of the country.
The exhibition comprises more than 100 black & white photographs showing Quaid’s life, his family members and various stages of Pakistan Movement. Many photographs feature Quaid-i-Azam holding official meetings and attending functions after creation of Pakistan. Photographs of the historical moment of Quaid addressing the first constituent Assembly on 14th August 1947 are also on display. Besides photographs, an exhibition-cum-sale of publications focusing lives, struggle, work and sayings of Quaid was also arranged on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, the chief guest paid a rich tribute to the Father of the Nation Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah for his valuable contribution towards creation of Pakistan. He said, “The present government is determined to work for the development and prosperity of the country and its people according to the teachings and vision of our great leader.”
The Minister also shed light on the services of other national heroes who sacrificed their lives for the country.
Earlier, on his arrival at Lok Virsa, the minister was warmly received. The exhibition will continue at Lok Virsa Heritage Museum till Friday (tomorrow).

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