Islamabad - As many as 100 photographs displayed at National Art Gallery (NAG) on the other day by well-established photojournalists attracted a number of visitors from twin cities with exact portrayal of role of Police in the society.

The exhibition arranged by Rawalpindi Islamabad Photo Journalists  Association (RIPJA) surprised the audience with the novel idea of capturing different aspect of Police’ activities and performance in capital and displaying it for the visitors.

The exhibition jointly sponsored by Ufone and Islamabad Police was inaugurated by Inspector General of Islamabad Police, Tahir Alam Khan.

As many as 100 photo journalists of the twin cities participated in the exhibition and demonstrated their mastery in photographic skills through capturing Police activities in different angles on the spot in federal capital.

Speaking on the occasion, Tahir Alam said “Photojournalists have portrayed the true picture of Islamabad Police’ performance skillfully through this exhibition, which is commendable.” Assistant Inspector General of Police, Sultan Azam Temuri said that the exhibition would help identify the flaws in performance of Police officials and bring improvement.

He said that provincial police force had taken many steps for accountability and for checking negligence on the part of police. Later IGP Tahir Alam awarded prizes to the winners. Ishaq Chaudhary of daily The Dawn won the first prize, Sayyed Mehdi of The Nation bagged second position while the third position was clinched by Muhammad Asim of Online News Agency. Anjum Naveed of the Associated Press (AP), Muhammad Afzaal Chaudhry of the Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) and others were awarded laptops in recognition of their outstanding works.

Talking to this agency, a well-known photojournalist Muhammad Afzaal Chaudhry said, “Such exhibitions are a source of encouragement for the professionals in the field of photojournalism and must be arranged on regular basis.” “All photographs displayed in the exhibition reflect the real scenes and would be greatly helpful to improve the performance of Police officials,” he said.

 RIPJA President Sajjad Haider and General Secretary Javed Qureshi thanked the Ufone representative Ashar Yaqoob Khan and all other participants.

The IGP and RIPJA body members felicitated all the photojournalists for exhibiting wonderful, skill-oriented and professional works.