Dear All,

Join us on this saturday to meet Pakistani film superstar “BAHAR BEGUM” on the screening of one of her hit films, “SHER KHAN”. Date: 29th April, Time: 3PM, Venue: Media Centre.

Bahar Begum acted both in Punjabi and Urdu language Pakistani films.She has more than 500 films to her credit. She initially played the roles of heroines and then “emotionally strong mothers”, along with popular lead actor of Punjabi films Sultan Rahi in his film SHER KHAN.

Sher Khan is 1981 classic film directed by Younis Malik and produced by Anwar Kamal Pasha. The film casts Sultan Rahi,
Anjuman, Mustafa Qureshi, Aliya, Bahar Begum and Talish. It created a new record for a Punjabi film. When released, it was the highest-grossing film in the history of Pakistan. It ran for 25 years in various cinemas.

The music of the film is by famous musician Wajahat Attre. Madam Noor Jehan sang beautifully in the songs like:

Jhanjharia pehna do, Bindia vi chamka do…..
Tu je mere hamesha kol rahwen……

This is going to be a SING ALONG & DRESS ALONG event so come prepared and let’s all greet Bahar Begum by showing our love for her and her films.

Lok Virsa.

Dear all,

Lok Virsa’s annual 10-day Mela concluded successfully and peacefully. We broke all past records of visitor satisfaction, sales of artisans and revenue from entry tickets. The feedback from the visitors was that this was more organized than the past festivals. I would like to thank provincial governments, many volunteers, well-wishers and media friends for their support.

The Mela Concerts were live streamed during the 10 days of Mela, however, we will be repeating the footage of these concerts every day for those who missed these vibrant programmes. Every day we will repeatedly air 3 concerts in a loop, so you can watch at your convenience. These will be aired at night also for our international viewers. You are welcome to inform your friends and relatives abroad.


A rough schedule of the programmes aired daily is attached.

This three-day schedule will be repeated twice in the coming week. Be sure to take some time out and enjoy the shows.

(This sequence will be repeated on Friday, Saturday and Sunday also)

Dr. Fouzia Saeed
Executive Director
Lok Virsa

Dear All,

Please note and mark the dates of events in the months of March and April 2017. We have an exciting lineup of events so don’t miss any.

Dear All,
Our nation is very talented and Lok virsa wants to facilitate bringing out good singers. We want to reclaim our creative spaces and bring back creative expression into our lives.

All those who think they have the talent of singing can contact us. Every Thursday a Committee will have auditions at 5PM at Lok Virsa and every Sunday there will be an open performance of those accepted in the auditions by Lok Khaba, Lok Virsa’s food court. The others can come to encourage these amature artists.

Ms Naeem Fatima is the coordinator for the program.
Read the announcement below for contact details and share it with institutions or individuals who can post this in their circles of friends. Help us spread the word please.

Fouzia Saeed.