Pakistan’s famous truck art moves from its highways to the skies

Pakistan’s famous truck art will move from its highways to the skies, as a flying academy is painting a two-seater Cessna aircraft with the colourful technique. Imran Aslam Khan, chief operating officer of Sky Wings, a flight training organisation, has decided to show the world that Pakistan is not all about Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and terrorism issues.

Ali also plans to paint other aircraft, with the aim of promoting tourism in Pakistan. Trained by his father, Ali, 40, has been decorating trucks since his childhood and is now one of the most prominent such painters in Pakistan.

Painter Haider Ali, 40, paints Pakistani truck art on a two-seater Cessna aircraft at general aviation area at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, Pakistan, December 30, 2020. Picture taken December 30, 2020. (REUTERS)

Ali hopes to paint an Airbus or Boeing aircraft in the future, saying an opportunity to work on such gargantuan planes would truly be a learning experience.

Truck art has become one of Pakistan’s best-known cultural exports in recent years. UNESCO, for example, has been using truck art, blended with indigenous themes, to promote girls’ education in a northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Source: Arab News PK