World Theatre Day: BNA stage drama garners applause

Published: March 28, 2018
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National Book Foundation (NBF) aims to discover the tradition of stage drama in province. PHOTO: FILE

National Book Foundation (NBF) aims to discover the tradition of stage drama in province. PHOTO: FILE

QUETTA: The stage drama ‘Jan Muhammad BA Gold Medalist’, scripted and organised by the Sangat Theatre, was presented on Tuesday at the Baloch National Academy on the occasion of World Theatre Day.

After the show, Dr Kehwar Khan, Afzal Murad, Dr Saleem Kurd, Abdullah Jan Ghaznavi, Rafiq Notkani, Imran Tareen, Umer Farooq, Panah Baloch, Sadaqat Butt and various others addressed the gathering.

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Kehwar Khan said, “Globally, the medium of theatre is utilised to promote education and progressive thoughts. If government supervises the genre of comedy, not only will it garner encouragement but people will also benefit from the positive culture in the province.”

Kehwar said, “People of Balochistan do not lack talent which is why without any solicited supervision organisations such as the Sangat Group are working for the provision of entertainment to people.”

Afzal Murad said, “Theatre has always been a trend in Balochistan. Actors’ morale will go through the roof with today’s event and in the days to come, this medium of entertainment will reclaim its space.”

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Other speakers said that they had seen such a beautiful stage drama after a long time. “This trend needs to continue. Due to distress in the country, the locals are stressed out and need such recreational activities,” they added.

The speakers applauded the services of Kehwar as a writer, dramatist and actor while also appreciated the efforts of the Sangat Theatre.

A huge crowd, including men and women, came to see the show.

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