Pakistani artist's painting selected for permanent display at NAMC

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A painting donated by famous Pakistani Artist Jimmy Engineer to the prestigious National Art Museum of China, has been selected for a permanent display at the Museum.

Hu Wei, deputy director of the National Art Museum of China, presents a certificate to Pakistani artist Jimmy Engineer on March 29, 2017. [Courtesy of Pakistani Embassy in China]

Ambassador of Pakistan Masood Khalid along with the Artist, met Mr. Hu Wei, Deputy Director of the Museum, to donate the painting on March 29, 2017.

In his welcoming remarks, Mr. Hu Wei said that Pakistan has a rich tradition of art and culture and this painting is a testimony to that. He said that the painting has been selected for permanent display, not only as a tribute to the versatility of the artist but also as an ode to Pakistan-China friendship.

Ambassador thanked the Museum for bestowing this honour. He said that cultural ties are part of the "Belt and Road" vision of President Xi Jinping and the efforts by the leaders and people of both countries, to strengthen Pakistan-China relations, are now bearing fruit.

Ambassador also highlighted the cultural diversity of Pakistan terming it as a cradle of civilizations.

Mr. Jimmy Engineer thanked the Museum for giving the opportunity to showcase Pakistan and Pakistani art in a positive way. He termed himself as a true servant of Pakistan, who is ready to contribute further towards Pakistan-China friendship.


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