The Pakistan Naat Council (PNC) will hold the 8th National Husn-e-Naat Competition from August 10 till September 14 in 28 cities across the country.
The competition aims at selecting the Sana Khawan-e-Mustafa.
PNC chief Mian Abdul Qayyum Tarazi, an advocate of the high court and Federal Shariat Court, announced the start of the event on Sunday.
A ‘Husn-e-Naat’ contest will be held on Sunday August 10 at 9am at Jamia Masjid Ghosia, near Government High School, Sambli Dam Road, Bhara Kahu in which students of seminaries, government and private schools and others from adjacent areas of Bhara Kahu will participate.
Boys up to 22 years of age, while girls up to 12 years of age, from all over the country have been invited to take part in the competitions. Eminent sana khawans have been assigned the task of judging the competitions.
First position holders in the regional competitions would be invited to participate in the final competition that will take place on September 14 at Quaid-e-Azam Hall, District Courts, Rawalpindi.
The places where these contests will be held include: Hajeera (Azad Jammu and Kashmir), Rawlakot, Kotli, Mianwali, Peshawar, Muzaffarabad, Abbottabad, Faisalabad, Jhelum, Lahore, Rawalpindi and Haripur while the places where the naat competitions would be held include Wah Cantt, Kahuta, Kalar Saidan, Taxila, Pind Dadan Khan, Chaklala, Adiala Village, Mohinpura, Azizabad and Misriyal Road.
Winners of the first, second and third positions will be awarded motorcycles, gold medals and silver medals respectively.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 21st, 2014.