Lahore: In line with the government’s plan for one month long independence day celebrations, Radio Pakistan in addition to studio productions, has organized live broadcasts from various stations to promote national, regional and local arts and culture.Radio Pakistan to air month long art, cultural gala Grand, Mushaira with President Mamnoon as chief guest will be broadcast live from Karachi on first day.
In this connection, a grand Mushaira with President Mamnoon Hussain as the chief guest will be broadcast live from Karachi on the first day of celebrations. An eyewitness account of road shows will be aired live from Karachi on Saturday and Sunday.
Balochi Mushaira will be held in Quetta on Monday where Chief Minister Abdul Malik Baloch is likely to be the chief guest.
Federal ministers are expected to show up in Punjabi Mushaira to be broadcast live from Rawalpindi on Tuesday.
Khairpur Radio Station will put Sindhi mushaira live on air on Wednesday, while Radio Pakistan Peshawar will broadcast Pushto Mushaira on the seventh of this month.
Kashmiri mushaira will broadcast live by Mirpur radio station on the eighth of this month.
Radio Pakistan has also prepared special documentaries to be put on air in special national hookups, to highlight Pakistan’s thousands years old cultural heritage. In this connection, a documentary on marble carving will be broadcast from Radio Pakistan Islamabad. Marble carving generally comes from Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
A documentary on salt stone carving will be presented by Radio Pakistan Rawalpindi.
Sialkot is knows across the world for its quality sports goods. Sialkot radio station has produced a comprehensive documentary on this art, which will be aired as part of celebrations.
Multan radio station is presenting a documentary on paper-thin blue pottery. Multan, Bahawalpur and Hala are known for this unique art. Radio Pakistan Multan will also broadcast a documentary on ‘carving in wood and carving in ivory’ – an art which attracts foreign tourists to Chiniot and areas adjoining Kashmir.
An exclusive documentary on camel skin lamps representing an ancient handicraft, will also be aired by Multan radio.
A documentary prepared on cane basket work will be presented by Bahawalpur radio station.
Radio Pakistan Peshawar is presenting a documentary on brass utensils. Peshawar is a big market for this art of brass handicrafts. A documentary on thread embroidery work being done in Swat and Dera Ghazi Khan will also put on from Peshawar station.
Chitral radio station will broadcast a documentary on Chitrali ‘patti’ that is woven on hand looms.
Documentaries on the arts of bangles, woolen patto and carpet weaving will be broadcast from Hyderabad, Gilgit and Quetta stations, respectively.