Khuhro seeks media’s role in crushing terror
KARACHI — The curtain raiser ceremony of “Faseel-e-Jaan Se Aagay,” a drama series jointly produced by ISPR and CRS, was held here at a local hotel the other day.
Speaker of the Sindh Assembly Nisar Ahmad Khuhro presided over the function, which was attended by media, social elite and celebrities. Speaking on the occasion, Khuhro dilated upon the importance and need of media in encountering extremism and educating the masses.
He also appreciated the important role in projecting the national heroes who are not only committed in battles with evils but have restored the dignity and pride of the nation.
The Speaker lauded the sacrifices of brave soldiers, inhabitants of Mingora and troubled areas which included civilians, children, women and civil servants.
He encouraged and appreciated the joint endeavour of the ISPR and CRS in projecting nationalism.
The Director General of the ISPR, Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas, welcomed the guests. He said that the drama serial `Faseel-e-Jaan Se Agaay’, showcases the courage of the Pakistani people, civil servants, civil and armed forces, which they exhibited during the operations against terrorists and militants in Mingora region.
Maj Gen Athar Abbas stated that the drama series is an epic journey of common people, civil servants, jawans and officers of Pakistan Army who despite all odds stood by their conviction and showed firm resolve to weed out terrorism and rendered invaluable sacrifices in the line of duty.
He appreciated and thanked the hard work put in by the production company, the director and their teams for taking on this task and producing a high quality product that is both rich in technical as well as in terms of message.
Maj Gen Athar Abbas said that the military operation is an important part of the overall strategy but it is a part not the whole. Military operations help in restoring the writ of the government and create an environment to bring back normalcy but for the sustainable peace the other institutions and organizations of the government must take part in the economic and development projects swiftly.
A former federal minister, Javed Jabbar, Deputy Managing Director of PTV, Shahid Mahmood Nadeem, and Khawar Ather of the CRS also expressed their views on the occasion. During the event the audience was briefed about the project, the dimension of the issue it has covered and the heroes the glorious tribute is being paid to. The theme song of this drama series, `Imtehan Hai Imtehan’ and promos were also shown.
According to organisers, the drama series is based on 11 true stories of courageous Pakistanis who gave tough resistance to terrorists with their resilience and sacrifices. They said that the drama series will be televised by PTV Home on every Friday at 07:40 p.m. from January 14.
It was further stated that the drama series `Faseel-e-Jaan Se Aagay’, is aimed at depicting the courage of Pakistani people and armed forces that they exhibited during the operation against terrorists and militants in Mingora region.
The drama series is an epic journey in the lives of common people, jawans and officers of Pakistan Army who despite all odds stood by their conviction and showed firm resolve to weed out terrorism and rendered invaluable sacrifices in the line of duty. They said that the series will unveil the real face of terrorists and militants that have bee exploiting the downtrodden in the name of religion.
It may be recalled here that the debut production of CRS Public Relations, ‘Khuda Zameen Se Gaya NahinÂ’, won two awards in ‘Best Drama’ and ‘Best Writer’ categories at 9th Lux Style Awards held in Karachi.
The eleven dramas have been penned by renowned playwrights like Zafar Meraj, Wasi Shah, Sajjad Saji and Aamir Raza while talented list of directors includes Kashif Nisar, Azeem Sajjad, Shakeel Adnan and Aamir Yousaf.
Penned by young maestro Imran Raza and composed by Sahir Ali Bagga, the theme song of the play ‘Imtihan Hai Imtihan’ has been jointly sung by Rahat Fateh Ali and Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan.
Sahir Ali Bagga also sung a special dua (prayer) at the end of the ceremony after which most of the eyes were seen filled with tears as the audience was probably transported to another world due to pure emotions.
Source: The Nation