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The Minister of Information and Culture, Amir Mir, has initiated strong measures against 'lewd' performances in Gujranwala and Faisalabad. This move has sparked a debate, with some expressing concerns about freedom of expression and the adverse impact on the already faltering theatre industry.
The caretaker Punjab govt is reconsidering an archaic 146-year-old law to exert control over Punjab's theatre houses. Through its rigid criteria, the act is paving way for yet another layer of repression in performing arts.
Voicepk.net pays tribute to rights activist and theatre icon Madeeha Gauhar on her death anniversary on April 25