Flavours of GB, Chitral draw crowds in Islamabad

Photo Faham Sultan.[/caption] ISLAMABAD, Feb 23: There were hues of colours and melodies as bards from different valleys of Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral descended on the hilly tourist resort point of Islamabad to exhibit the flavours of their cultures and traditions. To enjoy their performances, there were crowds of people from Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral living in the twin cities in and outside the Open Air Theatre at Shakarparian. The two-day cultural celebration in connection with the International Mother Language Day was organized by the Initiative for Promotion of Pamiri Arts and Culture (IPPAC) and the Capital Development Authority (CDA). The celebration of the ‘Culture for Peace and Pluralism’ festival was aimed at bridging the diversified cultures of Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral, besides highlighting the rich cultures and traditions of the region. Gilgit-Baltistan legislative assembly deputy speaker Jamil Ahmed on the occasion said that nations lived through their cultures and traditions. He said the event would help promoting the soft image of the region at the national and international level. The day-long festival saw artists of Shena, Khowar, Brushaski and Balti performing different items and drawing applause from the audience.culture copy]]>

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