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Pakistan’s first Opera singer Saira Peter releases debut album

LAHORE: Saira Peter has become the first Pakistani singer who recorded her album of Sufi poetry in Opera, the music and style invented in Italy. She told APP here on Monday that she selected the poetry of saint and Sufi poet Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai for her first album, which was released on Monday. She…

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Steeped in ancient mysticism, passion of Pakistani Sufis infuriates Taliban

SEHWAN SHARIF: Yielding to the hypnotic beat of drums and the intoxicating scent of incense, the woman danced herself into a state of trance, laughing and shaking uncontrollably alongside hundreds of others at Pakistan's most revered Sufi shrine.Swathed in red, the Sufi colour of passion, she shouted invocations to the shrine's patron saint in an…

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