ABBOTTABAD: A colorful cultural show ‘Mera Hazara’ was held at the National Press Club on November 7, Wednesday, to promote the art and culture of Hazara division of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.
Renowned singers from Hazara division Shakeel Awan and Afshan Zaibi presented their popular melodies of the Hazara community’s local and traditional music. This was a great way to revive and showcase the Hazara culture in the province.
Considering that the event was attended by people hailing from different walks of life — politicians, lawyers and sportsmen — this show could help the community in gaining recognition. We can’t deny the fact that the community is one of the most marginalised segments of our society.
A cultural show such as this one should be followed by many like it. It will make the Hazara community feel an important part of the country.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 8th, 2018.