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‘Mera Pakistan’ exhibition opens in capital 

21 September 2010 04:13:40

‘Mera Pakistan’ exhibition opens in capital

Yasir Ilyas

Muslim Aid, a UK-based NGO, in collaboration with the Nomad Gallery, put on display an exquisite exhibition of scenic photography titled ‘Mera Pakistan’ by Muslim Aid Country Director Khobaib A. Vahedy at the Nomad Gallery here on Monday.

Muslim Aid Pakistan Chairman Lieutenant General (r) Khalid Latif Mughal inaugurated the exhibition. In a collection 40 photographs, Khobaib A. Vahedy has highlighted the beauty of Savage Mountain K2 and lifestyle in a wider perspective of socio-cultural dynamics through his personal exploration and creative skills with special emphasis on landscapes.

Vahedy, a self-taught photographer, got taken by the beauty of the lakes, mountains and small towns of the country. That’s where he started capturing the beauty of the surroundings. He is fascinated by the colours, faces and characters of Pakistan. Besides taking pictures of men, women and children in the streets, he was more interested in taking photographs to promote tourism in Pakistan.

The most frequent subjects of Vahedy’s pictures are mountains, lakes, landscapes and nature. His photography is a great and revealing subject showing the beauty of the country.

Talking about photographs titled ‘Mera Pakistan’, Vahedy said: “Through my photos, I want to promote tourism in the country and on other side the money collected from the sale of these photos would be donated to serve the flood-hit people.” He said that in this disastrous situation everyone should come forward for the brethren who are in a miserable condition and need our support.

People from all walks of life, especially civil society members, are showing great interest in the pictures. Nageen Hyat, director of the Nomad Gallery, said: “I am impressed from the idea to highlight Pakistan’s beauty on one side and on other it would help flood victims.

The exhibition of photographs would remain on display at the Nomad Gallery till September 27.