Green Tourism Company to invest in tourism sector of GB

Green Tourism Company, under the auspices of Special Investment Facilitation Council has decided to invest in the tourism sector of Gilgit-Baltistan.

This will trigger economic activities in the region and create employment opportunities for the you…

Green Tourism Company, under the auspices of Special Investment Facilitation Council has decided to invest in the tourism sector of Gilgit-Baltistan. This will trigger economic activities in the region and create employment opportunities for the youth. The youth are seeing this initiative as an economic game changer in Gilgit-Baltistan. It is expected to pave the way for implementation of new tourism related projects. Source: Radio Pakistan

Death anniversary of music director A. Hameed observed

Thirty-third death anniversary of legendary Pakistani music director A. Hameed was observed on Monday.

Born in Amritsar in 1924, he started his career as a pianist.

He later migrated to Pakistan and composed music for movies including Anjaam, Sahel…

Thirty-third death anniversary of legendary Pakistani music director A. Hameed was observed on Monday. Born in Amritsar in 1924, he started his career as a pianist. He later migrated to Pakistan and composed music for movies including Anjaam, Saheli, Bharosa and many others. His music directed for films Saheli and Aulad earned him wide recognition. He was presented Nigar Award for Best Music Director in film Dosti in 1971. A. Hameed passed away on this day in Rawalpindi in 1991. Source: Radio Pakistan

Attaullah Tarar vows to promote cultural diversity of Pakistan at global level

Minister for National Heritage and Culture Division Attaullah Tarar has expressed the resolve to promote the cultural diversity of Pakistan at the global level.

He was said this after assuming office of the National Heritage and Culture Division in …

Minister for National Heritage and Culture Division Attaullah Tarar has expressed the resolve to promote the cultural diversity of Pakistan at the global level. He was said this after assuming office of the National Heritage and Culture Division in Islamabad today. Attaullah Tarar, who also holds the portfolio of Minister for Information and Broadcasting, said Pakistan is a country of rich history and diverse culture. The Minister said drama and music are important aspects of Pakistani culture, which are known all over the world for their beauty and emotions. He emphasized that positive image of the country will be highlighted at the international level through the culture, music and drama of Pakistan. Source: Radio Pakistan

FC KP North completes decoration, renovation of Pashto poet Amir Hamza Baba’s shrine

Frontier Corps Khyber Pakhtunkhwa North has completed the decoration and renovation of the famous Pashto poet Amir Hamza Baba’s shrine.

To pay tribute to the services of Amir Hamza, FC KPK organized a grand ceremony at his shrine. Major General Insp…

Frontier Corps Khyber Pakhtunkhwa North has completed the decoration and renovation of the famous Pashto poet Amir Hamza Baba's shrine. To pay tribute to the services of Amir Hamza, FC KPK organized a grand ceremony at his shrine. Major General Inspector General Frontier Corps Khyber Pakhtunkhwa North was the chief guest of the event. Amir Hamza Baba Shinwari was born in 1907 in Landi Kotal area of Khyber district. He was given the title of Baba e Pashto Ghazal and Sufi Saint. Even in the freedom movement, he created enthusiasm among the youth with his poetry. After the establishment of Pakistan, he joined Radio Pakistan and devoted his life for the preservation of Pashto language and culture. Source: Radio Pakistan

16th death anniversary of painter artist Eqbal Mehdi observed

Sixteenth death anniversary of painter artist Eqbal Mehdi was observed today.

Eqbal Mehdi’s enormous body of work includes portraits, horses, Moorish street scenes and landscapes.

He is recepient of President’s Award for Pride of Performance.

He d…

Sixteenth death anniversary of painter artist Eqbal Mehdi was observed today. Eqbal Mehdi's enormous body of work includes portraits, horses, Moorish street scenes and landscapes. He is recepient of President's Award for Pride of Performance. He died due to kidney failure on this day in Rawalpindi and buried in Karachi. Source: Radio Pakistan

Death anniversary of poet Obaidullah Aleem observed

The 26th death anniversary of the famous poet of modern Urdu Obaidullah Aleem was observed .

He was born on 12th June 1939 in Bhopal, British India. Obaidullah Aleem completed his post-graduation in Urdu from Karachi University.

Obaidullah Aleem wa…

The 26th death anniversary of the famous poet of modern Urdu Obaidullah Aleem was observed . He was born on 12th June 1939 in Bhopal, British India. Obaidullah Aleem completed his post-graduation in Urdu from Karachi University. Obaidullah Aleem was ranked among the best Ghazal writers of modern times. He started his career with Radio Pakistan and later, he joined Pakistan Television as a producer. His famous books of poetry are Chand Chehra Sitara Ankhhen, Veeran Saray Ka Diya and Nigar-e-Subah ke Ummed Main. He died on this day in 1998 at the age of fifty-eight in Karachi. Source: Radio Pakistan

Launching ceremony of book about history of FC KP held in Peshawar

The launching ceremony of the book on the history of Frontier Corps Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was held at historic Bala Hisar Fort in Peshawar.

Speaking on the occasion, eminent poets and writers said the book highlights the significant role of Frontier Co…

The launching ceremony of the book on the history of Frontier Corps Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was held at historic Bala Hisar Fort in Peshawar. Speaking on the occasion, eminent poets and writers said the book highlights the significant role of Frontier Corps Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and history of tribal areas. Through this book, new generation will get an opportunity to learn about the eternal sacrifices of the patriots and brave sons regarding the tribal areas. The Corps Commander Peshawar was a chief guest of the event which was also attended by senior civil and military officials and other guests from different walks of life. Source: Radio Pakistan

Traditional Chilam Joshi festival continue in Rumbur Valley, Chitral

The traditional Chilam Joshi festival of the Kalash people has begun in Chitral.

The festival is a celebration of the arrival of spring and the melting of snow comprises of colorful cultural performances, music, dance, and traditional sports.

It is…

The traditional Chilam Joshi festival of the Kalash people has begun in Chitral. The festival is a celebration of the arrival of spring and the melting of snow comprises of colorful cultural performances, music, dance, and traditional sports. It is an important part of the region's cultural heritage and attracts visitors from around the world. Women are dressed in traditional clothes of vibrant colors, adorned with gold and silver jewelry and elaborate headgear, while men wear traditional Shalwar Kameez with a woolen waistcoat. Dance in a circle to the rhythmical chant of drum beats is special attribute of event. A large number of tourists, including local and foreign visitors, district administration and tourism department officials are visiting the festival. Festival will conclude on Friday. Source: Radio Pakistan