Rahat Fateh Ali Khan to perform at Nobel Awards ceremony

Published: November 22, 2014
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PHOTO: UMAIR ANJUM/EXPRESS

PHOTO: UMAIR ANJUM/EXPRESS

KARACHI: Renowned singer and composer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is set to perform at the Nobel Peace Prize Awards Ceremony that will take place in Oslo on December 10, according to the Voice of America

VOA also claims that he is the first Pakistani to receive the honour of performing at the ceremony. However, according to Junoon’s official website Salman Ahmed had also performed at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo in 2007.

Each year, the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates receive their Nobel Peace Prize from the Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee in the presence of King Harald V of Norway.

An important part is the presentation of the Nobel Lectures by the Nobel Laureates.

On October 10, the Nobel Peace Prize went to 17-year-old Pakistani Malala Yousafzai and India’s Kailash Satyarthi for their work promoting children’s rights.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the prize saying that peaceful global development can only come about if children and the young are respected.

Malala is the youngest person to be awarded the globally prestigious annual prize.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif congratulated teenage education campaigner Malala Yousafzai on winning the Nobel Peace Prize, calling her the “pride” of Pakistan.

“She is (the) pride of Pakistan. She has made her countrymen proud. Her achievement is unparallelled and unequalled. Girls and boys of the world should take the lead from her struggle and commitment,” he said in a statement.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • Zafar
    Nov 22, 2014 - 2:51PM

    He is not the first Pakistani, Salman Ahmed of Junoon has already performed there.

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  • Muhammad Usman Khan
    Nov 22, 2014 - 2:56PM

    Salman Ahmad already done this before. An expert from his wikipedia profile for reference.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SalmanAhmad#NobelPeacePrizeconcertinNorway

    “Televised in around 100 countries, Ahmad and his band Junoon performed with artists from all over the world at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway, on 11 December 2007. He also played at the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony on 9 December 2007, where he was joined by tabla virtuoso Pandit Samir Chatterjee.”

    http://defence.pk/threads/salman-ahmed-at-nobel-peace-prize-ceremony.201952/

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