Moazzam Ahmad Khan who is Pakistan’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, unveiled a painting of Pakistan’s founder, Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, at London’s National Liberal Club.
Moazzam Ahmad Khan announced this news of unveiling the painting of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali jinnah at London’s National Liberal Club on Twitter. He writes in his tweet that he is privileged to have unveiled Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah’s image at the exclusive club.
Since its founding in the 1880s, the National Liberal Club has been a bulwark for liberal ideas, with an ethnically and socially varied membership. It was the first prominent ‘gentlemen’s club’ in London to welcome women.
The installation of the image, which is painted by Turkish artist Kaya Marr, is a “befitting tribute to the Quaid in Pakistan’s Diamond Jubilee Year,” according to the Pakistani high commissioner.
Mr. Mar was commissioned to paint Mr. Jinnah’s picture by Bilal Sheikh, the principal of Mont Rose College. Mr. Sheikh stated in a statement that “Kaya himself knows that Jinnah was a brilliant politician and a believer in an egalitarian society.”
It is to be noted that in 1913, Pakistan’s founder, along with Dadabhai Naoroji, were members of the club. Both are the first South Asian presidents to devote the famed club’s main hallway.