Lahore (PR) - International Women’s Day is being observed in Pakistan, as elsewhere around the world, on March 8 in order to highlight the problems, issues and rights concerning womenfolk.

Women organizations and other socio-cultural bodies in Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad and in other parts of the country have already finalized their plans or giving final touches to their programmes to observe the Women’s International Day in a befitting and colourful manner.

On the eve of the International Women’s Day, according to a message received here, a major group paintings exhibition of prominent women artists is being held at the Alliance Francaise Gallery in Karachi on March 8.

The innovative art exhibition, being organized jointly by the New World Concepts and Grandeur Art Gallery, will feature selected art work of 12 senior womemn artists hailing from Karachi, Lahore and other parts of the country including Riffat Alvi, Nahid Raza, Meher Afroze, Hajra Mansur, Zahra David, Tabinda Chinoy, Naiza Khan, Durriya Kazi, Shami Ahmed,Shakira Masood,Rabia Zuberi, Mona Naqsh, as well as 6 young female artists Shazia Qaiser,Sammer Sultan,Reem Khurshid, Marium Aga, Laiba Baig and Cyra Ali.

New World Concepts Chief Executive Officer Yasmin Hyder in this connection has underscore the theme of the International Women’s Day “Connecting Women: Inspiring Futures” and said that the purpose of the exhibition , reflected the art created by diverse women, is to inspire, challenge and provoke thought.

Grandeur Art Gallery Curator Neshmia Ahmad has said that the exhibition highlights and connects the art works of senior women and young female artists to mark observance of the International Women’s Day in an artistic, colourful and meaningful manner.

These art works celebrate the artistic grave of women through paintings, sketches, sculptures and ceramic. The major women artists group paintings exhibition will be open for public viewing on March 8, the message added.