Hameed Baloch, an artist from Kalat, has executed 35 paintings
in oils on Quetta landscape and architecture that existed
before the earth-quake of 1935, which claimed 30,000 human
lives within 30 seconds. Hameed with painstaking efforts
somehow gathered all the crumbling stuff from newspapers,
old documents and other sources. Most of the images were
too vague and torn off to be reproduced detail by detail.
So Hameed had to reconstruct them using his own imagination.
Consequently, with a hard work of 5 years he has painted
the paintings of historical significant both for the researchers
and art lovers. These paintings were inaugrated on the 71st
anniversary of Quetta Earth Quake (Abid Husain Qureshi,
Asst. Prof. Fine Arts, University of Balochistan).
Living nations do not forget their tragedies
but learn lessons to survive on the world map. Artist Abdul
Hameed yet of 40 years dared to reconstruct in his oil paintings
the glory of Quetta and what it looked liked before 1935.
A son of the soil committed to his land, has ventured to
show people from all walks of life, the gone-by beauty of
Quetta. It will be a rewarding experience for people to
look at his works (Ghulam Rasul, Pride of Performance, DG
Pakistan National Council of Arts).