Canadian Prime Minister Honoured By Pakistani Truck Drivers Through ‘Truck Art’
Throughout the centuries leaders, rulers and kings across the world stage have been remembered in a variety of ways. Quite often many of these leaders are captured in stone in the forms of statues which celebrate their lives and accomplishments. One example of this is Nelson’s column in Trafalgar Square, London. However, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has now been marked in history in the most unlikely of places being Pakistan.
Truck driving is a famous passion for Pakistani people and is often visible through the visual art decorations often accompanying robust trucks. Truck art is an extension of the South Asian culture and the vibrant colours often represent the beauty of the region.
It goes back to the period when local artisans would ornately decorate the carriages of diplomats and aristocrats during British colonial rule.
Entrepreneurial spirits in places such as Pakistan were able to develop a culture and art style which was transferred onto the decorative styles of their vehicles. The trucks were attractive to look at and popular amongst customers. This then has blossomed into the culture we know today.
Often praised for his views on diversity and multiculturalism, Trudeau said refugees were welcome in Canada in pointed tweets a day after Donald Trump’s immigration ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries. Trudeau’s character and style has strongly resonated with the Pakistani populace making him something of a superstar in the region.
He even listed Karachi in eighth place on his Facebook likes list video: Trudeau has garnered grassroots supporters around the world and regularly celebrates and marks important religious and cultural events. Trudeau unlike mainstream statesmen has impressive dancing skills related to bhangra, which is popular music that combines Punjabi folk traditions with Western pop music. The Canadian PM now stands as a hero for people across the Indian-Sub Continent and his popularity is rising all the time.
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