FP Report 9

137 paintings allegedly stolen from National Art Gallery in Islamabad

Monitoring Desk

Senior artists, including those who have previously helped the top art council of the country, have asked Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and the chairman of the apex anti-corruption watchdog, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to launch an urgent probe into an alleged art heist in the heart of the capital.

Senior artists, including those who have previously helped the top art council of the country, have asked Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and the chairman of the apex anti-corruption watchdog, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to launch an urgent probe into an alleged art heist in the heart of the capital. This was discussed on Wednesday during a webinar on around 10 paintings of renowned artist AJ Shemza which were allegedly removed from the National Art Gallery (NAG) of the Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) before being handed it over to a woman claiming to be the heir of the late artist. The webinar had been organized by the Development Communications Network (Devcom-Pakistan).

The matter came to light after the National Artists Association of Pakistan (NAAP) wrote to the Federal Minister for Education and Heritage Shafqat Mehmood, alerting him to the issue.

Courtesy: (SOUTHASIAMONITOR)