Pakistan’s iconic truck art has been unveiled in the Canadian capital Ottawa where a wall on Bank Street was painted live by a team of Pakistani artists.
Canadians were treated to a colorful display of Pakistan’s traditional truck art in downtown Ottawa where a wall on the main street was painted live by a team of artists from Pakistan.
The event 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.
Pakistan’s High Commissioner Zaheer A Janjua. Mayor of Ottawa Jim Watson, City Councillor Catherine McKenney, and officials of Global Affairs Canada were also present.
The event was part of celebrations to mark the 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and Canada.
Speaking on the occasion, the Pakistani High Commissioner said Pakistan’s relations with Canada are vibrant, close, and cordial and this cultural event is a manifestation and demonstration of our friendship.
Furthermore, he told the audience that Pakistan’s vibrant truck art was deeply entrenched in its culture and had become part of our social fabric. Pakistan’s truck art has moved from trucks and buses to walls and galleries and now it is doing the rounds around the globe, manifesting its vibrancy and colors, he said.
Mayor of Ottawa Jim Watson thanked the Pakistan High Commission and 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 enjoys “a very strong, positive relationship with Pakistan”.
During their stay in Ottawa, the truck artists from Pakistan would also display their artwork in the Parliament of Canada before heading to Toronto for similar exhibitions and events in the bustling Canadian metropolis.