Federal Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira presided over the inauguration of a three-day children poster exhibition titled ‘Hum Hain Paasban Iss Kay’ at PNCA, Islamabad, on Sunday, April 22, 2012. The unique poster exhibition was part of the public awareness campaign AMAN (Awareness Movement for an Alert Nation) that focused on the responsiveness of the Pakistani public towards Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).
Objective of the children poster exhibition was to inculcate among youth the potential destruction homemade Improvise Explosive Devices (IEDs) are capable of doing and how best these IEDs could be identified, detected and brought into notice of law-enforcing agencies. The exhibition remained open on April 23 and 24, 2012 for general public.
The interesting part of the opening ceremony that won accolades from audience was its inauguration by an 11 year old boy Noman who had travelled all the way from Karachi. Noman, a child with a humble background, had saved the metropolitan from destruction and catastrophe of worst kind as he foiled a terrorist bid with 32 kg IED in front of a commercial bank as he noticed wires hanging out from what looked like a cement block and immediately rushed to the nearby community police station. His ready response and presence of mind saved the city from what could have been one of worst disasters in the history of Karachi.
In his address Federal Information Minister lauded the efforts and initiative of AMAN and said such campaigns were necessary to bridge the information gap on most important subject of terrorism and how to come up with a swift response. He appealed media organizations to play their part to spread awareness and avoid creating heroes out of miscreants who bring the name of th