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Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute Arts Festival
« on: April 24, 2010, 08:44:19 PM »
Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute Arts Festival

Peshawar: A three-day 12th All Pakistan Performing Arts Festival started here on Friday at the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology (GIKI), Topi. The Cultural Dramatics and Entertainment Society (CDES) of the GIKI is organising the festival.

The official media partner for the event was City FM 89.

Pro-Rector (Academic) Prof Dr Fazal Ahmad Khalid (SI) was the chief guest who also formally inaugurated the event.

More than 200 participants of 15 teams from all over Pakistan travelled to GIKI and were part of the colourful cultural festival.

Teams of the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture (Karachi), Government College University (Lahore), Thespainz Theatre (Karachi), Fast (Lahore), Comsats (Lahore), Adnan Jahangir and Umair Arif participated in the performing arts festival.

CDES coordinator Yasir Afridi said aim of festival was to bring together all the leading universities of Pakistan under one roof, to perform on one stage. The 12th All Pakistan Performing Arts Festival is an amalgamation of all the performing arts -- from mime to dances and from plays to live band performances.

The musical performances were from the bands Catharsis, Kafiyat and solo performance by Bilal Khan.The festival has been the greatest merit of CDES since last 11 years and this year proves to be no different.

The atmosphere was liked and appreciated by the sponsoring companies and the visiting alumni.

Sohail Ahmad, famous comedian in Pakistan's performing art circles, will be the chief guest on the third and concluding day of the event. App