RAC’s ‘Sham-e-Ghazal’ pulls crowd

Zubair Qureshi

Rawalpindi—A large number of music lovers, singers, and students of various musical and art institutions turned up at the city’s only centre of cultural activities, Rawalpindi Arts Council (RAC) to enjoy themselves the ‘Sham-e-Ghazal’ or a musical evening. RAC had organized the evening with music maestro and the unique musician Muhammad Ishaq Saqi. One could see the auditorium of the Rawalpindi Arts Council brimming with audience in recognition of Saqi’s 40-year services in the field of music. The singer on the occasion enthralled the music lovers with new and old numbers and in a way transformed them to the world of late 19702 and early 1980s when Madam Noor Jahan, Mehdi Hasan, Ahmed Rushdi and Masood Rana used to mesmerize the music lovers with their spell biding voices.
Member Punjab Assembly Lubna Pirzada was the chief guest on the occasion. On her arrival she was received by Naheed Manzoor and Resident Director Waqar Ahmed. The chief guest MPA Lubna Peerzada spoke high of the singer and lauded his commitment to music for last 40 years.
Ishaq Saqi captivated the audience with his soft and melodious voice. Starting his performance with famous poetry Lazat-e-Gham and performed ghazals by classical as well as contemporary poets.
Earlier, RAC Resident Director Waqar Ahmed in his welcome remarks said that Ishaq Saqi has power to mesmerizes the audience with his melodious voice and Rawalpindi Arts Council was proud to arrange evening with legend.
The students of Ishaq Saqi Arshad Khan, Seemi Khan, Laraib Tahir, Aqdas Hashmi, Ghayas uddin, Tehsin Ali,Rizwan Jan, Wazir Ali,Naveed Alvi, Master Majid, Usman Sheikh, Masud Ahmed, Irum Sheikh, Sarfraz Latif and Ghazala Shaheen also performed on the occasion.

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