Pakistan artists showcase works at exhibition

Fadley Faisal

ARTISTS from the Islamic Republic of Pakistan are showcasing their works at the Islamic Art and Calligraphy Exhibition, organised by the Pakistan High Commission in Brunei Darussalam, at the Brunei Darussalam Maritime Museum from yesterday until tomorrow.

The exhibition kicked off yesterday and was officiated by Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Awang Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin as the guest of honour.

The event started with the recitation of Doa Selamat followed by the national anthem of Brunei Darussalam and Pakistan.

Acting High Commissioner of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Brunei Darussalam Ahmed Ali Sirohey was also present, as he showed the guest of honour around the exhibition showcasing the works of Rakhsahanda on landscapes and shapes, Saleemullah Sohoo’s works as a pen artist featuring portraits of world leaders and Shehla Rahman’s works focussing on women, children, calligraphy and landscape among other subjects.

Ahmed Ali Sirohey said the exhibition, held in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, celebrates the 73rd Independence Day of Pakistan as well as shares with the people of Brunei the love and affection from the people of Pakistan.

The Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports and Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan to Brunei Darussalam in their speeches exchanged appreciation towards each other on the cooperation and support of their respective organisations in making the event a success and lauded the artists’ work.

After the inauguration, the Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan to Brunei Darussalam presented a token of appreciation to the minister.

ABOVE & BELOW: Guest of honour Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Awang Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin receives a gift from Acting High Commissioner of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Brunei Darussalam Ahmed Ali Sirohey at the Islamic Art and Calligraphy Exhibition; and the minister looks at some of the artworks at the exhibition. PHOTOS: FADLEY FAISAL & YUSRIN JUNAIDI