Visual Art  |  Poetry  |  Augmented Reality

A Solo Exhibition by
Dr. Javeria Nabahat Amin

Maritime Treasures of Pakistan is a unique exhibition being the pioneer of its kind in Pakistan. It is a solo show and concept by Dr. Javeria Nabahat Amin where she has bridged the gap between conventional art, literature, and technology. She has brought forth a unique triad of visual art, poetry, and augmented reality to give the viewer a multi-dimensional experience of her art. Her aim through this exhibition is to highlight these elements of art and bring about maritime awareness amongst the public. The exhibition opens with the ideology of the new map of Pakistan, takes a tour along the coast of the Arabian Sea through the kaleidoscope of time and finally puts forth a new concept of concrete value to Pakistan.

The events have been organized by Maritime Research & Development Association under the patronage of Commodore Sohail Ahmed. The exhibition was acclaimed and appreciated by a number of notable personalities as well as visitors from all age groups.


National Art Gallery, Pakistan National Council of the Arts, Islamabad

The exhibition was first displayed along with its book launch at Pakistan National Council of the Arts, Islamabad from 1st – 3rd March, 2022. It was inaugurated by Vice Admiral Asif Khaliq HI (M), and visited amongst many other notable personalities by the Ambassador of Indonesia H.E. Mr. Adam M Tugio, Lt. General Humayun Aziz ex-Corps Commander Karachi, Vice Admiral Khawar Ali Shah Former Ambassador to the Maldives, Rear Admiral Farrukh Ahmed, Rear Admiral Khushnud Ahmed, Commodore Bilal Abdul Nasir Director National Institute of Maritime Affairs, Commodore Babar Bilal Director Indian Ocean Study Centre NIMA and Commodore Wasim Ahmed who narrated that he was navigating officer onboard GHAZI depicted as taking a scope look at the Indian fleet outside Bombay harbour. Later on he was also the ‘torpedo officer’ of PNS Hangor in the depicted 1971 war action that sank Indian Ship Khukhri off Kathiawar coast.

Lahore Art Council (Alhamra), Lahore 

After a successful three days show in Islamabad, it was exhibited at Alhamra Art Gallery, Lahore (Lahore Art Council) from 21st – 23rd March, 2022. It was inaugurated by Vice Admiral Jawed Iqbal HI (M), SBt Former Ambassador to Tunisia, accompanied by Mr Zulfiqar Ali Zulfi Executive Director Lahore Art Council and Commodore Naveed Ahmed Naval War College. Vice Admiral Jawed Iqbal was also among the deployed officers on the ship PNS Shah Jehan during the depicted 1965 Operation Dwarka. The exhibition was later on visited by Commodore Dr. Sajid Mehmood Shahzad SI (M) Vice Chancellor Minhaj University Lahore. On Pakistan Day the exhibition was concluded by the visit of the Presidential Pride of Performance holder Prof Dr Khalid Masud Gondal (TI) Vice Chancellor King Edwards Medical University, Lahore.

Minhaj University Lahore

The exhibition was also displayed at Minhaj University Lahore from 10th – 11th May 2022 in collaboration with Center of Research & Innovation in Maritime Affairs (CRIMA), where it was inaugurated on by Nazim-e-Ala Minhaj-ul-Quran International Khurram Nawaz Gandapur. The exhibition was also followed by a seminar on the same subject on 13th May 2022.


This collection and art style has been the subject of a research published in Pakistan Languages and Humanities Review. The paper can be accessed through the link given below.


A seminar on the subject of exhibition, was organized by CRIMA, and held at Minhaj University Lahore, on 12th May 2022. to discuss the various aspects of artworks and their impact on current maritime scenario.


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