The five-decade-old All Pakistan Music Conference kicked off on Monday at Alhamra Art Center.
The inaugural evening of the six-day musical extravaganza was dedicated to the late Javed Ahmed Qureshi, president of All Pakistan Music Conference. His portrait, a pencil sketch, hung in the hall.
A former chief secretary, poet and great promoter of arts and culture, Qureshi was remembered fondly by all speakers. They held him in high esteem for not only enriching the cultural scene of Lahore with his efforts but also his services for the conference.
Walled City of Lahore Authority Director General Kamran Lashari admired Qureshi’s cooperation as the chief secretary in organising different cultural events such as the Lahore Canal Mela, All Pakistan Young Performer Festival, Jashan-i-Baharan, concerts, basant and establishment of food streets.