Oxford marks Independence Day with a musical performance by Khaled Anam

PAKISTAN

Karachi: As a part of Independence Day celebrations, Oxford University Press (OUP) hosted ‘Bridging the Gap: Reminiscing the Melodies of National Songs’, a performance by the renowned music personality, Khaled Anam.

Organized at OUP’s Dolmen Mall Clifton bookshop, the event featured readings from OUP’s series of Graphic Stories based on the lives of prominent Pakistanis like Abdul Sattar Edhi, Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Allama Iqbal, and Jahangir Khan. The readings were interspersed by Khaled’s melodious rendition of popular National songs sung over the years. The songs evoked feelings of nostalgia and patriotism among the audience as Khaled took them on a journey of the national musical heritage of Pakistan.

In his opening remarks, Arshad Saeed Husain, Managing Director, OUP Pakistan, said that Khalid Anam will celebrate in song, not just the joy of Independence, but will help us bridge the gap between present and past and relive Pakistan’s melodious traditions.

To encourage expression of patriotic feelings, OUP is also organizing a creative writing and drawing activity for children. To add to the Jashn e Azadi festivities, attractive discounts are being offered on books to customers at OUP bookshops across Pakistan.