LAHORE As part of the completion of 70 years of publication of the Nawa-i-Waqt, a three-day exhibition of photographs published in the Daily was inaugurated here on Tuesday at the Al-Hamra Art Gallery. A ceremony was held in this regard. Renowned artist Prof Saeed Akhtar, who is also a recipient of the Pride of Performance award, was the chief guest. Deputy Managing Director Rameeza Nizami, Justice (r) Mian Aftab Farrukh, prominent artist Ijaz Anwar, Organiser exhibition Sehar Sohail and well-known cartoonist Javed Iqbal were prominent among the gathering, whereas a large number of people visited the gallery to see the exhibition. Prof Saeed Akhtar, while speaking on the occasion, revisited Pakistans history since the independence and journey of the Nawa-i-Waqt since its publication. He said he had seen almost all the pictures published in the daily. I have a huge collection of the pictures, but there are quite a few, which are not in my possession, and there is a possibility that no one will have them, he said, while maintaining that the exhibition was actually depicting the history of Pakistan during all these years. Rameeza Nizami hoped that the first effort of its nature would have been liked by the people. She vowed that such exhibitions would be regularly held under the auspices of the Nawa-i-Waqt in the days to come so that people could know about their history. While appreciating the effort, Justice (r) Aftab said he had re-watched the film of pre and post-Pakistan eras after visiting the gallery and seeing all the pictures. Ijaz Anwar pointed out that the pictures were an asset, and could be subject for Ph D thesis, and an object for paintings. Sehar Sohail opined that over 300 pictures were a history. The objective to hold the exhibition is to make people learn about Pakistans history. Every picture is important keeping its subject in mind. My effort is make people know about the history of seven decades, she added.