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Funds generated by theatre to be utilised for public welfare

Karachi: Adviser to the Sindh Governor Fatima Surraiya Bajia on Wednesday said adequate funds would be generated for public welfare-oriented schemes through a series of stage plays at the auditorium of the Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi.

During her visit to the Centre of Excellence, Pakistan Stereotactic Radio Surgery Centre, she said a comprehensive approach was required to address paucity of funds in the country.

“We need to adopt a realistic and pragmatic approach to address the issue,” she said.

The Adviser, who has successfully managed to recuperate from Malignancy, said at least one play would be staged every month at the Arts Council, Karachi.

“All its earnings will be dedicated to public welfare projects in need of funds,” she said.

These “dedicated plays”, she said, would be besides the dramas, cultural programmers, arts and crafts organised at the Council’s premises and auditorium on a regular basis.

She said this proposal had already been placed before Sindh Governor Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad and he seemed to be very favourably inclined.

Fatima Surraiya said enough funds were generated through plays staged at the Arts Council and these were also being utilised for the well being of the artistes.
Source: The News
Date:7/8/2010