Theatre Wallay organizes Shaam-e-Sukhan 2015 in the open

Harris Khaliq
Harris Khalique reciting his poetry

Theatre Wallay organized its annual feature – Shaam-e-Sukhan on January 17, 2015. This time, it was a very different event due to the current socio-political situation of the country. The event was held in the open, and the chosen theme was ‘religious bigotry, terrorism, and extremism’.

Participation was low as petrol crisis hit mobility of the residents of the twin cities. Even then, around 50 people joined in. Following people recited poems:
  1. Harris Khalique
  2. Fizza Hasan
  3. Salman Hyder
  4. Safeer Ullah Khan
  5. Rukhsana Shama
  6. Rabia Ajaib
  7. Ammar Khalid
  8. Hishaam Muzaffar
  9. Rabia Pasha
  10. Ikram Ullah Khan

A poem by Salman Faras for the martyrs of Peshawar Massacre was the highlight of the evening.

The event received good coverage in the English newspapers. Following are the links to the media reports published in the two national dailies:
  1. Theatre Wallay organizes literary gathering in the open
  2. Poetry recital: artists condemn bigotry, extremism