Photo exhibition on targeting of women

Picture by Asif Jutt

The National College of Arts (NCA) and Punjab University’s fine arts graduates organized a photo exhibition and performing arts event at Lahore’s Ejaz Art Gallery on Friday.

During the exhibition, the students presented performances on ‘hate book’, in which issues were raised against the targeting of women on the basis of religion and hateful public opinion on the slogan ‘my body, my choice’. Talking to the media after the exhibition, Punjab Prisons Minister Fayyazul Hassan Chohan said that it was the state’s responsibility to introduce laws that discourage extremism in the name of religion.

“I hate the slogan ‘my body, my choice’ as it is not in accordance with my mood but their concept was fair,” said the provincial minister while referring to the performances. He said that people should adopt the mindset of neither bothering others nor being bothered by anyone. The minister further stated that Pakistan could not tolerate extremism and anyone with an extremist mindset, be it businessmen, or politicians of any class, will have to change their attitude. Urging people to adjust to acceptable social norms, Fayyazul Hassan Chohan said that every human being was bound by the law.