SAHIWAL

Punjab Lok Rahs in collaboration with the Centre for Financial Excellence is organising a 3-days theatre festival here from Friday (today).

It is said that the festival will feature six theatre performances along with six folk dance performances.

Punjab Lok Rahas Coordinator Hammad Afzal while elaborating on details informed the media that all play would be done in Punjabi. He said that two theatre performances and two folk dances would be performed each day during festival, adding that about 150 boy and girl students of different institution of Sahiwal will participate in all the plays which will depict social evils except one play dedicated to the struggle of Rai Ahmed Khan Kharal of Jhambra. “Kharal was killed by the British during war of independence as enemy of state on September 17, 1857”, Hammad pointed out.

While elaborating on the objective of organising the festival, he claimed that it aimed at spot out the creative expression of the youth and hoped that it will help enhance their confidence.

The purpose of the festival is to create love for the mother tongue among the new generation and promote local culture and fine arts. He said it also aimed at eradicating vulgar culture and promoting healthy and positive cultural activities.

Sahiwal Chamber of Commerce Industry President Ch Arshad Hussain, Ggulam Jillani Chattha, Regional Sales Manager, Honda Atlas Motorcycle and Ibne Abbas, Principal, CFE College, MNAs Syed Imran Shah, Rai Hassan Nawaz and Provincial Minister Malik Nadeem Kamran will be guest of honour on October 4, 5th and 6th respectively.

New bus terminal: The District Transport Authority has finally completed the new bus terminal on Lahore-Kasur Road and it will be inaugurated on October 10. DCO Javed Iqbal Bukhari said this while presiding over a meeting here the other day.

Transport Authority Additional Secretary Babar Shafi, MNA Sh Waseem, MPA Naeem Safdar, DOC Ch Muhammad Rafiq, transport owners and the TMA officials attended the meeting.

On the occasion, Babar Shafi briefed that all basic facilities for public transport would provided to the new bus terminal. The DCO said that old bus terminals in the city including general bus terminal would be transformed into public parks.