Exhibition “Obscure Dreams of Fear and Reality” starts

ISLAMABAD: An exhibition titled “Obscure Dreams of Fear and Reality” was kicked off at Satrang Art Gallery by a group of eleven young artists. The opening ceremony was also attended by Austrian Ambassador to Pakistan Dr Brigitta Blaha. The arts works displayed highlighted the intricate, delicate and historical nature of modern miniature art.

The artists participating in the exhibition include Arsalan Farooqi, Syed Hussain, Shah Abdullah Alamee, Komal Shahid, Sana Zaidi, Attiya Shaukat, Hassan Sheikh, Sajid Khan, Mirza Zeeshan Baig, Rahim Baloch and Ramazan Jafri. The art works diverse in subject and vary stylistically as well; the intimate size of many of the works, and the multiple layers of depiction and meaning, demand the undivided attention of the audience.

The artwork displayed is adaptation of ancient Persian and Mughal miniature paintings, popularised by contemporary artists.–APP

CDA to plant more trees

ISLAMABAD: Capital Development Authority will plant more trees along Embassy Road compared to the number cut by the civic body for widening the road, Executive Director Sana Ullah Amaan said on Tuesday.

He said that as many as 500,000 plants would be planted in different green sites of the city, including parks, play grounds and markets. The CDA is taking steps to engage stakeholders in tree plantation campaign, he said. The official said that more than 400 NGO’S, and educational institutions, were collaborating with the CDA to make the capital city clean and green.–APP