RAC stages play for Jinnah’s birth anniversary


In connection with the 138th birth anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Rawalpindi Arts Council (RAC) arranged a stage play “Hum aik hain” based on national solidarity.

The drama was written and directed by Aslam Mughal while Saeed Anwar, Naem Bubba, Naeem Tota, Reha Yousaf, Babar Abbas, Mehwish, Aslam Mughal, Noor, Imran, Khalil Noor and Sunny were part of the cast.

RAC former director Naheed Manzoor and RAC Resident Director Waqar Ahmed were also present on the occasion.

Hum aik hain is the story of Pakistan from the pre-partition of sub-continent to the present day. The play started with a scene of a combined Hindu and Muslim society where Muslims were not allowed to slaughter cattle. The play shows how skirmishes between Hindus and Muslim in the sub continent were a routine matter following which a movement for a separate homeland was started by Muslims enthusiastically under the dynamic leadership of Jinnah, which resulted in the birth of Pakistan.

The play shows how millions of families migrated to Pakistan in miserable condition. The play also reeled through the unity depicted by Pakistanis in the 1965 war against India.

RAC RD Ahmed said that the aim to conduct the play at RAC was to celebrate Jinnah’s birth anniversary and “to highlight the achievement of the great Quaid who gave an independent state to the Muslims of the Indian sub-continent”.