By Amjad and Sherzad
Karachi 22 March: Shishkat Youth Society used the occasion of Nauroz Mubarak to entertain and inform a large number of audience about various social, economic and political issues faced by our region, here in Karachi. S.U. Baig, former Vice President of Northern Areas Chamber of Commerce and Trade, was chief guest of the event.
Young performers used dramas, skits, songs and qawalis to highlight issues and offer solutions. The dramas, especialy, were highly appreciated by the audience. Some of the issues covered were emerging economic class divides in the region, long standing political issues and difficulties faced in the field of Education and Health. A small skit enthralled the audience because of its simplicity and insightful script. It showed the social transion in Gojal between the years 1908 and 2008, in a very creative and captivating style.
All the entertainment programs challenged social notions, norms and practices, inviting peopel to think back and rationalize their actions accordingly. A large number of people from different parts of Gojal and Hunza participated in the event giving it a highly pluralistic aura.