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Welcome to the guitar school

Courtesy: Daily Times

By Afnan Khan

LAHORE: At a time when fear and insecurity have put an end to most cultural activities, one art form, speaking the universal language of notes and harmonies, is still very much alive and kicking. One of the places still keeping musical traditions alive while promoting more contemporary forms, is The Guitar School. The brainchild of seasoned guitarist Hamza Jafri, the school, located in the Defence Housing Authority (DHA), has already had 55 students since it opened its door in June this year.

Ravail Sattar, one of the teachers at the school, believes in the undying power of music. “It is like a flowing stream that is unstoppable. You cannot hold it back forever, it will break through,” he says. He insists that neither extremists’ threats nor criticism from the government could deter artists from their calling. Many artists have recently been criticised for including anti-US rhetoric in their lyrics. Continue reading

Prisoner secures second position in general group

RAWALPINDI: A jail inmate secured second position in Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education’s (RBISE) Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Annual Examination 2009. Qaisar Nadeem S/o Muhammad Ashraf (Roll No 186251), Barrack No 5/8, Central Jail Adiala, Rawalpindi appeared in general group boys in the examination Continue reading

Rang Mahal School – old Lahore


Lahore Rang Mahal School, originally uploaded by PakPositive.

Rang Mahal School, in the Walled City of Lahore, which once used to be a missionary school.