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PR No.296 HONOUR FOR PAKISTAN PAINTING BY JIMMY ENGINEER SELECTED FOR PERMANENT DISPLAY Islamabad: March 29, 2017

A painting donated by famous Pakistani Artist Jimmy Engineer to the prestigious National Art Museum of China, has been selected for a permanent display at the Museum, says a press release received here today from Beijing.

Ambassador of Pakistan Masood Khalid along with the Artist, met Mr. Hu Wei, Deputy Director of the Museum, to donate the painting on 29th March, 2017.

In his welcoming remarks, Mr. Hu Wei said that Pakistan has a rich tradition of art and culture and this painting is a testimony to that. He said that the painting has been selected for permanent display, not only as a tribute to the versatility of the artist but also as an ode to Pakistan-China friendship.

Ambassador thanked the Museum for bestowing this honour. He said that cultural ties are part of “One Belt One Road” vision of President Xi Jinping and the efforts by the leaders and people of both countries, to strengthen Pakistan-China relations, are now bearing fruit.

Ambassador also highlighted the cultural diversity of Pakistan terming it as a cradle of civilizations.

Mr. Jimmy Engineer thanked the Museum for giving the opportunity to showcase Pakistan and Pakistani art in a positive way. He termed himself as a true servant of Pakistan, who is ready to contribute further towards Pakistan-China friendship.

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