Peshawar: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Culture and Information, Mian Iftikhar Hussain has said that beside a Sufi poet of high caliber, Rahman Baba (RA) was also a great revolutionary figure who rejected the wealth and honour of this world and preferred a sagacious life and raised an effective voice against the cruelty and exploitation of the society.
He said that Rahman Baba was not only a great asset of the Pakhtuns but of the whole country as well. Therefore, he said, it was need of the hour to adopt his philosophy and thoughts for the proper guidance of our coming generation.
These views he expressed while chairing a meeting held in connection with the preparation of a theatre play by the Culture Department on the life of Rahman Baba here on Tuesday. The meeting besides others was also attended by Secretary Culture, Azmat Hanif Orakzai, Director Culture Pervez Khan and the writer of the mentioned theatre play, Abasin Yousafzai, Ajab Gul a prominent artist is the Director of the play.
The Minister was informed that the script of the play was almost ready and the selection of the local artists for various roles was going on and the same play would be presented in Nishtar Hall Peshawar soon after Muharram ul Haram is over.
He was further informed that in the next phase such theatre plays would be prepared on the lives of Khushal Khan Khattak, Amir Hamza Shinwari and Ghani Khan. While special stage dramas would also be staged on famous romantic stories of this region.
Mian Iftikhar Hussain said that the fate of the nations was not changed with the wealth but by adopting the philosophy and thoughts of the national heroes. Therefore, he said we would introduced to our new generation the lives and deeds of our heroes and important personalities of this soil to help ameliorate the lot of the nation.
He said that there were great and high caliber personalities among us like Rehman Baba but unluckily we could not get benefit of their thoughts. Had we benefited of their thoughts appropriately, today we would not have facing such deteriorating situation.
The Minister Culture directed the high ups of the department to arrange special programmes regarding the lives and achievements of the living personalities in various sectors so that they are encouraged which would have also a far reaching effect on our younger generation.
He also directed the concerned officials to arrange positive cultural programmes within the ambit of available resources and for this purpose the redesigning of the stage of the Nishtar Hall, its lighting and sound system should also be improved.
He also stressed the need for accelerating the pace of work on the proposed Jibran Adeel Cultural Academy and establishment of District Cultural Clubs so that the provincial cultural activities are kept continued without hurdles.
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