SUCCESS ‘Sakafat Mela’ held at PNCA



ISLAMABAD, Jun 24 (APP):Sakafat in collaboration with the European Union funded Sindh Union Council and Community Economic Strengthening Support (SUCCESS) Programme on Sunday organized a “SUCCESS Sakafat Mela” here at Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA).
The event was aimed to promote the cultural diversity of Pakistan while celebrating social development done by Rural Support Programmes Network (RSPN) through SUCCESS programme in Sindh.
The exhibition at the SUCCESS Sakafat Mela started at 10 am showcasing a variety of stalls ranging from crafts, clothing, jewellery, home décor to traditional food.
A seminar on poverty reduction through women empowerment was held at the PNCA Auditorium.
Panelists included Director General PNCA Jamal Shah, Ms Shandana Khan (CEO RSPN), Dr Abdul Basit, Dr Maria Sultan (Director General of the South Asian Strategic Stability Institute), Ms Fozia (Community activist from LSO Chira) while Aliya Qaiser, PTV anchor, was the moderator.
The seminar was followed by a theatre play titled Roshni, performed by True Theatre and focusing on societal issues faced by women in Pakistan.
An array of cultural performances followed by the play most markedly that of Khanzada Asfandyar Khattak, who performed fusion Attan to enthral the audience.
The evening time activity centered around an exciting concert by Bakshi Brothers who performed cultural, Sufi and other popular numbers for the audience.