Hamara Karachi Festival


Hamara Karachi Festival concert wins citizens hearts


KARACHI: A colourful musical concert under ‘Hamara Karachi Festival- 2008’ held at the sea beach here won the hearts of the citizens, who had rallied round in large numbers and enjoyed the musical soiree par excellence and declared it a treat indeed.

This musical concert was a part of the string of ‘Hamara Karachi’ functions and celebrations under the aegis of ‘Hamara Karach’ Foundation, which have overtaken the city from May 10. Rahim Shah, Salim Javed, Naeem Abbas Rufi, Shazia Khusk and several other artists entertained the mammoth audience including young, old, women and children, who enjoyed to their hearts’ content the superb skills and talents of our city vocalists besides the singular performance of the renowned Band ‘Heart Beat’ coming from Britain.

Provincial Ministers, Dr. Saghir Quraishi, Adil Siddiqui and Town Nazims also attended this concert. Karachi Naib Nazima and the patron of ‘Hamara Karachi’ Foundation, Nasreen Jalil told that these celebrations continuing until May 27 would be made a regular annual feature. Karachi Nazim, Syed Mustafa Kamal said that these celebrations were helping in the projection of the soft image of Karachi. The function ended with a beautiful exhibition of fire works, which was highly appreciated especially by the women and children.

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Second Hamara Karachi Festival 2008 to be held May 7 24


Acting Nazim Karachi, Nasrin Jalil has announced to celebrate second “Hamara Karachi” Festival-2008 from May 7 to 24 during which various events would be held all over the city.

Addressing a gathering at City Council Naib nazim Secretariat here Saturday evening, she said a formal program schedule will be announced shortly.

At the gathering cash awards and certificates were presented among successful winners of Cycle and Donkey Cart Race-2007 as well as boys and girl students winning the eloqution and art competitions.

On the occasion shields were also presented to Town Nazims for organising best programs during Hamarra Karachi Festival-2007.

The function was chaired by Provincial Minister Rauf Siddiqi and attended, among others, by Polish, INdonesian, German, Kuwaiti Consul Generals and others.

Nasrin Jalil said that during Hamara Karachi Festival starting from May 7, a reception will be hosted for the poets who participated in the international mushaira, specially the Indian poets.

Rauf Siddiqi congratulated Nasrin Jalil for organising the second Hamara Karachi festival and said that such events should be held in every city and town so as to promote the spirit of love among the residents for their places.

He announced that winners of various competitions would also be presented performance certificates on behalf of the Provincial Government.