Chakwal city gets the world’s biggest Truck Art wall following the initiatives of Deputy Commissioner Chakwal, Capt (Retd) Bilal Hashim in collaboration with Pakistan’s creative art organization, Phool Patti. The organization aims to promote traditional Truck Art, which is the cultural emblem of Pakistan, globally.
A team led by founder Ali Salman Anchan worked tirelessly using their finest artistic skills to paint the wall as part of the Chakwal Beautification Project, an initiative spearheaded by DC Chakwal. The beautiful wall is located in the downtown area, Tehsil Chowk in Chakwal, and is ready to welcome visitors with a fascinating sight.
as founder Phool Patti @AliSalmanAnchan I wanna thank you on behalf of our team to DC Chakwal provided us this opportunity to designed #phoolpatti for this big wall #PhoolPattiteam #DCChawal pic.twitter.com/k7av5UfHhd
— Phool Patti Official (@PhoolPatti) May 8, 2021
Currently, the team comprises members Amin, Shakeel, Mumtaz Ahmed, and founder Ali Salman Anchan. They kicked off the project in Ramzan and achieved the feat of painting the world’s biggest Truck Art wall within a month.
The wall painting features the founding father of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and philosopher, Allama Iqbal. The founder Ali Salman Anchan says the painting entirely depicts the culture, tradition, and flora, and fauna of Chakwal city.
Designed and Panited by #PhoolPatti, Project head @AliSalmanAnchan
wall size 20x70ft at tahsil Chok, Chakwal, Pakistan@GovtofPunjabPK@PNCAOfficial @gilmour_wendy @DKinPK @unescoisb @AKaminara pic.twitter.com/D05CzgbOoB
— Phool Patti Official (@PhoolPatti) May 7, 2021
Some of the highlights of the wall painting are cultural games like Tent Pegging and Bull Cart Race. Also, they have paid a rich tribute to the Armed Forces of Pakistan.
The entire concept of the Truck Art Wall had been conceived by DC Chakwal. He hopes that the biggest Truck Art Wall will promote tourism in the city with anticipations that the landmark will attract local and foreign tourists to the city generating employment for the local population. Besides painting the wall, the team has also worked to beautify the Allied Park in the city.
ڈپٹی کمشنر بلال ہاشم کی سرپرستی و خصوصی کاوش سےجاری چکوال بیوٹی فکیشن پراجیکٹ کے تحت چکوال شہر کے تحصیل چوک میں بیوٹی فکیشن وال پاکستان کے مشہور پھول پتی ٹرک آرٹ سے مکمل ہو گئی ہے جو دنیا کی سب سے بڑی ٹرک آرٹ دیوار ہے 1/2 pic.twitter.com/Ht6eXyspP6
— DC Chakwal (@DC_Chakwal) May 8, 2021
Phool Patti takes credit for promoting Pakistan’s indigenous Truck Art globally. The organization has worked with overseas Pakistani communities and diplomatic missions to promote the soft image of Pakistan. UNESCO had the organization as the best Creative Entrepreneur of Pakistan.