Announcing the 7th ASSITEJ Asia Meet and first ever performing arts festival “TAMASHA” for young audiences from 7th to 9th April, 2017 - Alhamra Arts Council, Lahore

12:39 PM | 5 Apr, 2017
Announcing the 7th ASSITEJ Asia Meet and first ever performing arts festival “TAMASHA” for young audiences from 7th to 9th April, 2017 - Alhamra Arts Council, Lahore
LAHORE, 3rd April, 2017: ASSITEJ Pakistan announce the first ever Tamasha Festival 2017 – Performing Arts Festival which is a 3-day festival presenting theater performances for young, training workshops from upcoming directors, master workshops from international trainers for local artists and discussion sessions for general public.

The program will include the 7th Annual Asia Meet which will happen on Thursday 6th April where not only people related to theatre are participating but also delegates from five different countries including Germany, Australia, Sri Lanka, Nepal and UAE will be joining in to work towards forming collaborative possibilities for the future of performing arts in Pakistan. The unique aspect of this festival is that it targets young audiences which have never happened in the history of Lahore’s arts and culture festivals.

This will be followed by a 3 day festival which kicks off on Friday, 7th April 2017 and will continue till Sunday, 9th April 2017 at the Alhamra Mall Road in Lahore, Pakistan.

Tamasha festival will present 8 major theatre plays, 21 performances by school groups and 10 interactive workshops for children, families and educators including different storytelling, theatrical, musical and dance performances along with some amazing schooltamashas (performances) by renowned theatre groups/organizations all designed keeping in mind the young audiences.  Other than the performances, there will be informative and innovative workshops on how to incorporate performing arts and theatre in education. Renowned theatre, music and dance professionals from the performing arts and literature will be joining us in panel talks sharing their experiences, views and aspirations which will be a great learning experience for youth.

The concept behind the name of the festival was to represent something energetic and engaging for the audience as it targets the youth who is the future of our country and if given the right platform can do wonders for our country. The idea of the festival was to create a dialogue bringing people together at a platform where they can share ideas, developing the youth so they can take similar sorts of initiatives in the future meanwhile promoting the theatre and performing arts in Lahore which was fading away.

The Festival Director ShoaibIqbal said; “Young people like to be told stories, stories that make a real impact on their lives and stories that they can pass on and talk about to their peers. Such stories are told through the intelligent, entertaining and diverse theatre performances that Festivals offers from around the world, opening a window to develop their global perspectives. We are proud that we have been able to engage both local and international creative professionals and we are looking to create a significant place in the cultural life of youth and children in Pakistan, becoming a unique cultural experience through performing arts.  We hope to have more support from our audiences and communities in contributing to the artistic and cultural life for children and youth in Pakistan.”

The opening ceremony of the festival is being held on Friday, 7th April 2017 at the Alhamra, Mall Road, Lahore.  The event will be attended by special guests and people from the theatre and performing arts such as BaelaRazaJamil, BinaJawaad and Minister of Information, Culture and Youth Affairs Mr. MianMujtabaShuja Ur Rehman as honorable chief guest.

Tamasha festival is organized by ASSITEJ (Pakistan), it is a chapter of ASSITEJ International, which unites theatres, organizations and individuals throughout the world who make theatre for children and young people.

The official members of ASSITEJ Pakistan are The Little Art, ChotaMota Theatre, Maas Foundation and Independent Theatre Pakistan.

The Festival program is available now on the websites: and


Pakistani rupee inches up against US dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal and Dirham; Check latest rates here

Pakistani rupee witnessed upward trajectort against US dollar and other currencies amid positive economic cues.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Wednesday, the US dollar moved down and was being quoted at 283.7 for buying and 286.75 for selling.

Euro remained stable at 309 for buying and 312 for selling. British Pound rate increased to 361 for buying, and 364 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED dropped to 77.6 whereas the Saudi Riyal rate stands at 76.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 6 December 2023

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 283.7  286.75 
Euro EUR 309  312 
UK Pound Sterling GBP 361  364 
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.6 78.3
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.8
Australian Dollar AUD 187.72 188.22
Bahrain Dinar BHD 758.58 766.58
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.93 40.33
Danish Krone DKK 41.41 41.81
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.49 36.84
Indian Rupee INR 3.42 3.53
Japanese Yen JPY 1.49 1.56
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 923.13 932.13
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.97 61.57
New Zealand Dollar NZD 175.89 177.89
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.68 26.98
Omani Riyal OMR 740.01 748.01
Qatari Riyal QAR 78.36 79.06
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 27.45 27.75
Thai Bhat THB 8.09 8.24

Gold prices in Pakistan move down despite positive global cues; Check latest rates here

Gold price in Pakistan remained under pressure as the yellow metal moved down despite an upward trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 7 December 2023

On Thursday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,100 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,130. 

Single tola of 22 Karat Gold costs Rs199,000, 21 karat rate for per tola is Rs189,960 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,825.00 for each tola.

In the global market, gold prices hover at around $2026, gaining $8.30 on Thursday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

Today Gold Price in Pakistan (4 September 2023)

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Karachi PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Islamabad PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Peshawar PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Quetta PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Sialkot PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Attock PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Gujranwala PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Jehlum PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Multan PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Bahawalpur PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Gujrat PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Nawabshah PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Chakwal PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Hyderabad PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Nowshehra PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Sargodha PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Faisalabad PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Mirpur PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565


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