Theatre plays on life of Pashto poet Khushal Khan Khattak to be staged by end of next month

Peshawar, January 01, 2013 (PPI-OT): Khyber Pakhtunkhwa minister for Information, Public Relations and culture Mian Iftikhar Hussain has said that a Theatre play on the life of great Pashto poet, Khushal Khan khattak will be staged at Nishtar hall Peshawar by the end of next month in a bid to project the life style, heroism, thoughts and philosophies of the great personalities and heroes of the land adding that it was the need of the hour to adopt the philosophy of those great personalities to steer the nation through this turbulent period of time.

He was chairing a meeting to review the preparations to stage a play on the life of the great sufi poet Khushal Khan Khattak in Peshawar the other day. The meeting was attended by director culture Mr. Pervez Saib Khel, ex programme producer PTV, Mr. Masood Ahmad Shah, ex program producer Radio Pakistan, Mr. Noorul Bashar Naveed and other concerned quarters of the culture department. Director culture briefed the meeting about the progress made so far on the subject.

The meeting thoroughly discussed various matters related to the play including its script, cost, costume etc and made a number of decisions. The chair directed the concerned authorities to expedite work on the play and finalize all preparations before the last week of January 2012 so that is could be staged during the last week of January.

Addressing the meeting provincial minister said that the teachings and thoughts of such personalities needed to be projected and conveyed to the public and specially the young generation so that they could be trained on proper lines in order to steer the nation out of the troublesome period; and hence the provincial government had started to project to make documentary films and prepare theatre plays on the lives of those heroes. It is worth mentioning here that in this connection such a play on the life great Pashto poet Rehman Baba has already been staged.

For more information, contact:
Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Tel: 091 921 1789

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