ISLAMABAD, Mar 20 (APP): The week-long activities of ‘Pakistan Culture Week ‘ started here late Monday at Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA), arranged in connection with Pakistan Day celebrations.
The week started with folk dances of Pakistan that were presented by the artistes of National Performing Arts Group at PNCA Open Air Theatre. A large number of people participated in the opening ceremony of Pakistan culture week.
The folk artistes presented folk dances including Sindhi Jhomar, Snake Charmer Dance, Kashmir Dance, Lewa Balochi Dance, Khattak dance and Punjabi Bangra.
Instrumental flute music was also presented by artistes Bilal Rehman, Zafar Ali and violin maestro Ustad Raees Khan.
Speaking on the occassion, Director General PNCA Syed Jamal Shah, said that PNCA has planned week-long Pakistan Day Celebrations from March 20 to March 26 that include folk dances of Pakistan, pop music show performance of local brand groups, Sufi music night, music night of provincial, traditional and folk music of Baluchistan, Sindh, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu Kashmir.
The programs will focus on serving the fun lovers as informative entertainment through visual narration of historical moments of Pakistan Movement and the struggle of freedom fighters, he added.
Meanwhile, ISPR and THE INSANE presented stage play “SIR KALAM”, which is a dark comedy theater play by Saiban Khaliq that focuses on different institutes of Pakistan, mainly, the media.
APP/Cdra/ VNS Islamabad