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QAU drama festival

Islamabad:October 29:The competitions among female students of universities and colleges in connection with the ‘Drama Festival’ concluded at the Rawalpindi Arts Council (RAC) here on Friday.

Students of the Quaid-i-Azam University and Federal Government College for Women, F-7/2, presented dramas on first day of the festival. The judges panel included former RAC resident director Naheed Manzoor, Deputy Controller from PTV Farkhanda Shamim and Afshan Shiraz Khan from ‘The News’. The chief guest on the occasion was Uyusha Ejaz Bhutta.

The first drama was presented by students of the Federal Government College for Women, F-7/2, on the theme of ‘Sham se Pehle’. In this play, the writer tried to portray social evils in society in which innocent girls fall prey at the hands of flirt boys.

Students of the Quaid-i-Azam University presented a drama titled ‘Machar Aap se Dur’ on dengue fever, which has claimed so many lives in Punjab. “The basic theme was to highlight corruption in society, which exploits the miseries of poor people and rely on adulteration for monetary benefits.” In this play, the owner of a pharmaceutical company brings fake medicines into the market and increases prices of dengue virus medicines, but his own son falls prey to dengue virus and dies in the end.

Students of the Government College for Women, Zafar-ul-Haq Road, presented ‘Ishtabah-i-Nazar’, which was also based on social evils in society.

Students of the Government Postgraduate College for Women, Sixth Road, Satellite Town, presented ‘Paiwand’ which highlighted problems faced by a family that totally ignored their religion, culture and traditions.

The Quaid-i-Azam University clinched first position in the festival, while the Government Postgraduate College for Women, Sixth Road, Rawalpindi, and the Federal Government College for Women, F-7/2, obtained second position jointly. The Government Degree College for Women, Zafar-ul-Haq Road, received third prize.

Students were also given individual awards. Hadia from the Quaid-i-Azam University was selected as best actress of the festival, while supporting actress award was given to Shiza Pasha from the Government Postgraduate College for Women, Sixth Road, Rawalpindi. Similarly, best direction award was given to Raeel of the Government Postgraduate College for Women, Sixth Road, Rawalpindi, and best script award was given to Saqib Ali for the drama on dengue fever. The best props award was given to Sana Hasnat and a special certificate was awarded to Ayesha from the Quaid-i-Azam University. The Rawalpindi Arts Council also awarded certificates to all participating students.The news.

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