The Embassy of Pakistan Washington DC organized a three day exhibition of paintings titled “The Secret Life of Trees” by Ms. Farida Haq. Ambassador of Pakistan to United States Mr. Jalil Abbas Jillani inaugurated the exhibition in the Embassy.
Addressing at the occasion, Ambassador Jillani stated that Pakistan had a rich and diverse cultural legacy. From Gandhara civilization in the north to Mohenjodaro in the South, Pakistan inherited one of the most culturally advanced civilizations of all times. “Our pervasive and resilient strain of Sufi culture remained a powerful force for tolerance, pluralism and coexistence”, the Ambassador added.
The Ambassador further stated that Pakistan had produced a number of iconic figures in painting and calligraphy including the world renowned Sadiqiain, Abdur Rehman Chughtai, Allah Bux, Ismail Gul Jee and Ghulam Rasool.
While appreciating the work of Ms. Haq, the Ambassador stated that the Embassy of Pakistan in Washington had always been open and welcoming to extend such opportunities helpful in providing a glimpse of the creative endeavors of Pakistani artistes in various fields of Art and Culture. to the American people.
A large number of Senior Officials of the U.S. State Department, members of Pakistani-American community, representatives of community organizations, senior military and civilian officials, and representatives of media viewed the exhibition on its inaugural day.
January 25, 2017