Wall in heart of Ottawa painted with Pakistan’s traditional truck art

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Canadian were treated to a colorful display of traditional truck art in downtown Ottawa by Pakistani artists who changed a white wall into mesmerizing art.

On Monday, a wall on the main street was painted live by a team of artists from Pakistan on the occasion where Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Canada Zaheer A Janjua, the Mayor of Ottawa Jim Watson, City Councillor Catherine McKenney, and officials of Global Affairs Canada were present.

While speaking at the occasion, High Commissioner Janjua said to the audience that the country’s vibrant truck art was deeply enriched in its culture and had become part of the country’s social fabric. He added, “Pakistan’s truck art had moved from trucks and buses to walls and galleries and now was doing the rounds around the globe, manifesting its vibrancy and colors.”

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He further said “The Pakistan High Commission had arranged the exhibition and other events to commemorate the 75th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Pakistan and Canada. Moreover, Pakistan’s relations with Canada were vibrant, very close, and cordial, and this cultural event was a manifestation and demonstration of our friendship.”

The event was held at the busy Bank Street in the Canadian capital and brought together members of the Pakistani diaspora, Canadian government officials, city and public representatives, and people from all walks of life to witness a live exhibition of Pakistan’s iconic and vibrant truck art.

The Pakistan High Commission was specially thanked and praised by the Mayor Watson. He also lauded the truck artists flown from Pakistan for turning a white wall in the city into a beautiful attraction for the people to come and see Pakistan’s truck art. He welcomed the High Commissioner to Canada, saying Canada enjoyed “a very strong, positive relationship with Pakistan”.

Furthermore, a similar exhibition was arranged earlier at the Senate of Canada where nearly two dozen Senators and MPs attended the event which was hosted by Senator Salma Ataullahjan of Pakistani origin from Toronto and Chair of the Senate Human Rights Committee, in collaboration with the Pakistan High Commission.

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