RAWALPINDI – For the promotion of art and encouragement of the young talent of the region, Rawalpindi Arts Council (RAC) organised a painting exhibition by a young talent of Islamabad Asif Wajahat here on Wednesday.

About 50 art pieces featuring landscape, abstract, realism and sketches were put on display for four days in the exhibition, inaugurated by PML-N MNA Senator Begum Najma Hameed and Tahira Aurangzeb as chief guests.

On the occasion, RAC Resident Director Waqar Ahmed, former RD Naheed Manzoor and a large number of art lovers were also present.

Senator Begum Najma Hameed, speaking on the occasion, said that RAC has always been striving hard for exploring new talent. She said that work of Asif Wajahat was very impressive and needed to work hard for touching zenith of popularity. She further said that landscapes of Islamabad and Lahore outskirts were very eye-catching and provided soothing to the visitors.

MNA Tahira Aurangzeb said that an artist was the sensitive faction of the society who observed it critically and transfer his experience on canvas.

Former RAC RD Naheed Manzoor said that RAC always gave importance to individuals and provided platform without any discrimination for the encouragement of the new talent.

She added that Wajahat was asset of Potohar and it was the obligation of this Council to accommodate him. Waqar Ahmed, RD, was of the view that this Council fulfilled its basic obligation by providing opportunity to Asif Wajahat for displaying his inner qualities

Mostly self-taught artist Asif Wajahat has been doing solo exhibitions since 2002. He has exhibited his art work in major art galleries in Lahore and Karachi. He mostly paints landscapes and abstract in oil and watercolour.