Pak-Afghan Journalists Forum to honour legendary singer
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): A music and cultural week will be arranged from October 24 to 30in honour of renowned Pashto singer Khyal Mohammad, organisers say.
A string of events marking the week would be held at Nishtar Hall and Peshawar Press Club, said office-bearers of the Pak-Afghan Journalists Forum.
SailabMahsud and Syed Bukhar Shah hailed the elderly singer as a living legend for Pakhtuns on both sides of the Durand Line.
Journalists, singers, poets and writers from Pakistan and Afghanistan have been invited to participate in the events.“The main purpose of the week is to acknowledge the services of Khyal Mohammad to Pashto music,” said SailabMehsud.
On the first day of the Khyal Mohammad Week, a function would be held at Nishtar Hall, said popular Pashto singer Bakhtiar Khattak. Participants will pay tribute to Khyal Mohammad.
“On the evening of October 24, a music concert will be held at Nishtar Hall where known Pashto singers from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Afghanistan will sing songs of Khyal Muhammad,” Khattak added.
An interactive dialogue will be held at Peshawar Press Club, where writers, artistes and journalists will share their views on how to bridge the gap between the neighbours.
The Pak-Afghan Journalists Forum appealed to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to extend financialsupport for the initiative to honour the renowned singer.
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