Peshawar: The Khyber Pakhtoonkhaw Culture department Tuesday signed MoU with Hunarkadha Islamabad for holding of an International Art Workshop, FACE OFF and Ghani Khan, The Image Maker at Peshawar in presence of Khyber Pakhtoonkhaw Minister for Culture and Information, Mian Iftikhar Hussain and Secretary Culture and Information, Azmat Hanif Orakzai in a simple but impressive ceremony. The MoU was signed by The Director Culture, Pervez Sabat Khel and Chairman Hunarkadha Islamabad, Jamal Shah.
The FACE OFF is meant to sensitize the society about tolerance, terrorism and projection of Khyber Pakhtoonkhaw peaceful culture. It will include artists discourse followed by a grant exhibition of the work produced during a 2-week long discourse and art workshop.
It will be attended by notable artists from all possible disciplines of visual and performing art, literature, journalism, media and experts from Pakistan as well as other countries. Talented youth will also be given the opportunity to work with senior colleagues.
Similarly, Ghani Khan, The Image Maker will be executed jointly by the Culture department and Hunarkakha Islamabad and will include the collection of work, framing, curetting and printing of book.
Speaking at the occasion, the Culture Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain said that starting of cultural activities in the terror-hit province was not an easy task but the credit goes to the present government which ensures the cultural activities in the entire province. He said that it was his dream which was cherished with the support of the people, artists and his team.
The minister continued, after holding of different cultural and fashion shows, exhibitions and Humar Mela in Peshawar successful theatre play on Pashto Sufi Poet Abdur Rahman Baba was the success story of his department which would be followed by theatres plays on Khushal Khan Khattak, Pir Rokhan and Fakhr-e-Afghan Bacha Khan. He further said that theatre play on Rahman Baba would also be displayed in Lahore, Karachi, Quetta including Islamabad.
For more information, contact:
Government of Khyber Pakhtoonkhaw
Tel: +9291 921 6889 (Ext 106)