Peshawar: The Cultural Gala of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa held the other night at Pakistan National Council of Arts was a unique one that thrilled the people of the province who were mostly terrorized by a chain of terror related activities.
The cultural Gala was the combination of excitement, thrill, amusement and a variety of folk cultural activities and music, traditional dance, exhibition, stalls, demonstration and cuisine were prominent where the people stormed to see and watch.
Pashtun and others particularly the foreigners living in Islamabad were amazed by the live performances and the exhibition stalls depicting life of the entire Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The show was a joint venture by PNCA and Cultural Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Minister for information and Culture of the province, Mian Iftikhar Hussain was the chief guest. The people who visited various stalls showed interest in the handicraft and other handmade items placed on the stalls.
The land of Pashtun has a rich heritage and is known to be one of the ancient civilizations. The scary situation in the province can’t deter the Pashtun to love their culture that is itself showing the grandeur of Pashtun nation.
The show told the audience one thing that it is the land of such people who know the art of smile even in the worst situation. The musical night right from the beginning caged the audience and till the end the audience enjoyed and got amusement. At occasions, some individuals from the audience got to the stage and participated in the traditional dance Mehsud dance and Attarnh.
Speaking at the occasion, the chief guest provincial minister for information and culture Mian Iftikhar Hussain said that we are a living nation and consider problems and hardships as part of the life. Nothing is dearer to us than peace and tranquillity and we can’t be browbeaten by anyone, nor can be scared into submission.
Adding that we have a message of peace in one hand as being the followers of nonviolence movement but our desire for peace should not be attributed as weakness. We believe in humanism and we want peace for all, he added. He said that everybody is fully aware about the international game plan in our region but we can’t ignore our own interests.
Everyone needs to be there to help out his government before it goes out of control and endanger the entire humanity. He said politicians will continue to do politics and our younger generation will also do it If we rise to the occasion for firefighting. He sensitized the youth for their responsibility, adding that conduction of such cultural show rejuvenates the blood and courage of people who are in the state of war.