Islamabad: One of the most attractive and colourful activities of Pakistan Cultural Week, truck art demonstration, concluded here today with a ceremony. Winner of many car rallies in Turkey and outside Turkey, Ms Burcu Çetinkaya was the guest of honour at the ceremony, says a press release received from Ankara here today.
The extraordinary tradition of decorating trucks and buses with its all colourful floral patterns and intricate designs is truly a part of Pakistani transport tradition. The Pakistani truck art has been displayed in many parts of the World.
The Embassy of Pakistan in Turkey brought this unique art for the people of Turkey to enjoy and appreciate. Famous Truck artist Mr. Haider Ali and his colleague Mr. Mumtaz Ahmed showed their artistic skills by painting a car in one of Ankara’s busy shopping Malls. They started their painting from 23rd March (National Day of Pakistan) and concluded their work today.
Ms Burcu on the occasion said that the people of Turkey has a natural love Pakistan. “I witnessed love and respect for Turkish people when I was in Pakistan recently for Jhal Magsi car rally,” she said. Pakistan is a great country, who showered on me traditional hospitality during my stay, she added.
Ambassador Mr. Muhammad Haroon Shaukat appreciated the hard work of Pakistani artists. He said that Turkish people must have enjoyed the unique truck art of Pakistan. He shared the news that the same artists will now paint a bus for the Istanbul Municipality from 1st April for about two weeks.
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