Cultural fusion: K-P women show rainbow of versatility

Published: May 7, 2011
Clad in colourful costumes, students present a traditional dance at the inauguration ceremony at Qayyum Sports Complex in Peshawar. PHOTO: PPI

Clad in colourful costumes, students present a traditional dance at the inauguration ceremony at Qayyum Sports Complex in Peshawar. PHOTO: PPI


A three-day cultural event highlighting the skills and achievements of women started in Peshawar on Friday, said a press release. Hunar-i-Hawwa (skills of women),  provides a platform for the social and cultural development of the women of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

The event, a mixture of contemporary and cultural activities, has been organised by the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Tourism Corporation exclusively for and by women and will continue till May 8.

Women from all over the province, belonging to different walks of life, will exhibit their innovative works at stalls, ranging from interactive games to refreshments in the programme. Another interesting aspect of the programme is the initiative of women artists to design model village houses on different cultural themes by showcasing wedding ceremonies.

The Tourism Corporation has also arranged musical concerts where popular musicians such as Zaib and Haniya, Rabi Pirzada, Zoya and Ali among others will perform inside Nashtar Hall. Upcoming local singers will also be promoted on the occasion. Mariam Akhtar from Karachi is expected to show her talent at acrobatics and gymnastics.

A fashion show will also be held daily on a specially-designed ramp to showcase the talent of young and upcoming designers as well as models.

The exhibition area will  host a wide variety of competitions in painting, cooking mehndi and bridal makeup which will be judged by accomplished women, who are celebrated nationally for their contributions to their respective fields of work.

The winners will be awarded certificates and shields, courtesy of the Tourism Corporation.

It is a good effort by the  Corporation  to bring women of different occupational backgrounds together and give them an opportunity to interact, socialize and entertain.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 7th, 2011.

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  • Umair Waheed Sheikh, Khayban e Hafiz,IBA Karachi
    May 7, 2011 - 11:13AM

    Just check them they might have a grenade here and there hidden!Recommend

  • Syed Omar Sherazi
    May 7, 2011 - 4:00PM

    @Umair Waheed Sheikh, Khayban e Hafiz,IBA Karachi:
    What nonsense from a student of IBA. Recommend

  • Norman Alvin
    May 7, 2011 - 9:18PM

    My salute to the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Peshawar in particular,to their resilience and bravery..They are a model for the entire nation in their defiance of terrorists….Hats off to them!!!Recommend

  • Dr Sam
    May 8, 2011 - 11:20AM

    @umair,that’s too rubbish to throw such obnoxious and conservative comment in public…its we who can rebuild the lost trust amongst people around the globe.Imagine,if we are insulting eachother with such immature and disgusting compliments than the world is of course goin to throw more fuel to the fire.Plz promote peace which is in our core and stop saying such ridiculous things in webpages which are not out of reach of anybody around the globe.They are Pakistani,we are Pakistani and its our duty to favor the positive activity happening anywhere inside the country.I think one should at least be silent if he/she can’t speak good and meaningful… Recommend

  • Jahan Zeb Khan
    May 9, 2011 - 2:58AM

    Norman, your comments are really appreciated. Pashtuns of Pakistan and Afghanistan are peacefully giving sacrifices for the peace of region and the entire world. Pashtuns do not play double game as played by Pakistan’s agencies and the people at the helms of affairs.
    BTW if you have time, watch the film on Pashtun elder Baacha Khan produced by Teri McLuhan to see the resilience of Pashtun nation.Recommend

  • Norman Alvin
    May 9, 2011 - 9:06PM

    The Pashtuns are true Pakistanis..Recommend

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