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PTV unveils upcoming spring gala

By MUHAMMAD NAEEM

KARACHI – Pakistan Television Karachi Centre held a colourful ceremony in order to introduce its upcoming programmes for the spring quarter, at the lush green lawn of a local hotel on Saturday night.

Renowned writers, directors, producers, actors, singers, anchorpersons, journalists along with notable people from other walks of life graced the occasion. Public Relations Officer PTV, Nazeer Ahmed, welcomed the guests at the reception.

The special presence, on the occasion, of Lahore-based artistes infused a unique spirit into the festivity. Attaul Haq Qasmi, Yousaf Salahuddin, Usman Peerzada, Samina Peerzada, Sayed Wasi Shah, Tauseeq Haider, Ayesha Sana, Ahsan Khan, Sarmad Sultan Khoosat, Fareeha Pervaiz and Savera Nadeem were amongst the figures that came all the way from the cultural capital of the country to please their fans.

Usman and Samina Peerzada, Wasi Shah, Shagufta Yasmeen, Ayesha Sana, Tauseeq Haider and Sarmad Sultan Khoosat performed the duties of comperes, on rotating basis, at the ceremony.

Qari Waheed Zafar Qasmi recited verses from the Holy Quran and, later, Arshad Khan, Managing Director PTV, began the proceedings with his welcome note.

The glimpses of upcoming entertainment, informatory and documentary programmes were presented on the screens to give the audience an idea of the future ventures.

Daneer Bobby performed peacock dance on the stage and enthralled the spectators while Zeba Ali, along with her choir, demonstrated her marvellous talent by dancing on a folk song, especially composed to welcome the spring season.

Fareeha Pervaiz, Ustad Zafar Ali Khan, Ahmed Jahanzeb, Ainee and others entertained the audience with their melodious voice.

Attaul Haq Qasmi, Youssaf Salahuddin, Angelene Malik, Zafar Mairaj, Tariq Mairaj, Iyza Malik, Sarmad Sultan Khoosat and other writers, directors and artists shed light on the concepts of their coming plays, shows and programmes.

Famous comedian Kashif, who has also performed on major Indian channel, amused the audience with his tickling jokes and witty spirit.

Source: The Nation

Date:1/29/2009