ISLAMABAD – A three-day Children Poster Exhibition titled ‘Hum Hain Paasban Iss Kay’ was inaugurated by 12-year-old Noman Ahmed at the Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA).

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira Sunday presided over the inauguration ceremony. The exhibition will remain open on April 23 and 24, 2012 for general public. Objective of the children poster exhibition was to inculcate among youth the potential destruction homemade Improvise Explosive Devices (IEDs) are capable of doing and how best these IEDs could be identified, detected and brought into notice of law-enforcing agencies. There were two competitions. According to facebook voting results first

prize was won by Government High School Lesbela, Beackon House School System Mardan declared second while Army Public school Multan was declared third. According to judges of AMAN the posters of the student of Government

High School Lasbela declared first, Beackon House School Mardan second, and Army Public School Multan declared third. The interesting part of the opening ceremony that won accolades from audience was its inauguration by Noman Ahemd, who had travelled all the way from Karachi. Noman a child with a humble background, had saved the metropolitan from destruction and catastrophe of worst kind as he foiled a terrorist bid with 32 kg IED in front of a commercial bank as he noticed wires hanging out from what looked like a cement block and immediately rushed to the nearby community police station.

His ready response and presence of mind saved the city from destruction. The unique poster exhibition is part of the pub

(Awareness Movement for an Alert Nation) that focuses on the responsiveness of the Pakistani public towards Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).

In his address Information Minister lauded the efforts and initiative of AMAN (Awareness Movement for an Alert Nation) and said such campaigns were necessary to bridge the information gap on most important subject of terrorism and how to come up with a swift response. He appealed media organizations to play their part to spread awareness and avoid creating heroes out of miscreants who bring the name of the country in disrepute.

He also talked about various measures adopted by the government and armed forces to bring normalcy in strife torn areas. He extolled the hard work put in by young students in their paintings that clearly depicted their sheer love for the country and message of hope in adversarial times. Kaira announced free education for Noman Ahmed. Kaira presented a cheque of Rs 50,000 to Noman Ahmed on behalf of Bank Al Falah. It merits mentioning here entries to the competition had been selected by a panel of experts.

bited at Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA), Islamabad. People of federal capital are expected to throng the PNCA due to the unique theme the exhibition carries. 

It will also provide them a learning opportunity on an important subject that has occupied maximum time and space in both print and electronic media for the last few years. Umer Hameed a NUST graduate serving in an MNC says,” people should welcome such initiatives and take their time out to visit such exhibition. The exhibition will provide opportunity to tell the world how resolute and firm we are in the face of terrorist attacks unleashed by a handful of perverts.