Bonhams and ”Pakistan Rising” to Hold Charity Auction for Pakistan Schools

. September 14, 2011 . 0 Comments

Bonhams auctioneers is to join forces with the Pakistan educational charity, Pakistan Rising, to help raise much needed funds for primary schools in Pakistan. Ten of Pakistan’s finest artists have donated work for the auction which takes place at 6.45pm on 3 October at Bonhams, 101 New Bond Street, London.

Pakistan Rising is involved in a number of projects to help alleviate poverty in Pakistan including providing emergency relief aid to those in need, as well as schools for underprivileged children in remote areas of the Swat Valley and in Southern Punjab. The funds raised from the auction will be used to improve facilities in the six primary schools managed by Pakistan Rising in Swat and to help set up a Community Empowerment Centre in the Swat area to provide education for children, as well as vocational training for adults – both men and women.

The artists who have donated their work are Rashid Rana, Iqbal Hussain, Shezad Dawood, Faiza Butt, Salman Toor, Nahid Raza, Waseem Ahmed, Nurjan, Komail Aijazuddin and Shafaq Ahmed.

The auction, which will be conducted by Bonhams Managing Director, Matthew Girling, takes place during a preview reception for Bonhams next Indian and Islamic sale which will be held on 4 October.

Category: Fine Art

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