Member of the National Assembly Dr Sayeda Nafisa Shah has said that the soft image of Pakistan Steel is most commendable. This organisation which was profitable till 2008 can stand on its feet once again. The Government has a vision that Pakistan Steel should not only fulfil the nation’s needs but also export its products. She expressed these views at the inauguration of the Annual Fine Arts Exhibition held at the Pakistan Steel Officer Mess in Steel Town.
On this occasion, those present there included the Chief Executive officer of Pakistan Steel, Major General Mohammad Javed (Retd) Hilal-e-Imtiaz (M), Advisor to the Sindh Governor and famous literary personality Fatima Surraiya Bajia, Advisor to the Sindh Chief Minister Nazar Muhammad Ghio, besides senior officers of Pakistan Steel, Incharge Education Department, office bearers of the CBA and other distinguished guests.
Syeda Nafisa Shah stated that Pakistan Steel is like a diamond presented to the Nation by Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto whose value cannot be measured in rupees alone. This is a national symbol and a treasure for us. The Government desires that it should be profitable and expand further. She said that Pakistan Steel Mills and Steel Town are exemplary projects of our country.
The aim of setting up this organisation was to have a mother industry which could give birth to other industries and provide support to them. Nafisa Shah complimented the teachers and students of the Institute of Fine Arts on the display of the beautiful paintings and announced the award of one lac rupees. She said that we must truly appreciate the talent displayed here and take steps to send these works of art to Art Galleries in Pakistan and foreign countries also.
Addressing the gathering, the Chief Executive of Pakistan Steel, Major General Mohammad Javed (Retd) thanked the viewers for their interest and remarked that Pakistan Steel is the country’s pride and honour, the Government is determined to make it grow and prosper and expand further, while there are some selfish parties who want to take it over and ruin it totally.
Nafisa Shah presented certificates to those students who had shown ability in various fields. Paintings, sketches and other artworks made by students of the Pakistan Steel Institute of Fine Arts were on display at the fourth Annual Fine Arts Exhibition (9-10 January), organised by the Education Department of Pakistan Steel at the officers Mess of Pakistan Steel.-PR