All set for cultural show in violence-hit Pakistan

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the son of assassinated Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, is organizing Saturday night’s event. (File photo: Reuters)

Organizers say all is set for the opening of a cultural festival at an ancient site to promote peace in violence hit Pakistan.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the son of assassinated Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, is organizing Saturday night’s event at Mohenjodaro, where one of the largest settlements of the Indus Valley civilization existed thousands of years ago.

Taliban killed Bhutto in a bomb attack in 2007.

A top government official, Saqib Ahmed Soomro, says Bilawal is organizing the event to promote the culture of peace and tolerance.

The festival drew controversy when archaeologists said they fear the stage and other event infrastructure could damage the delicate mud ruins.

 

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