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PESHAWAR, April 4: The Nishtar Hall, the city’s only auditorium for promoting cultural activities, has been reopened after five years.

“Yes. The Nishtar Hall has been reopened for entertainment activities. It will hold music and art functions like it did five years ago,” NWFP Sports and Culture Minister Syed Aqil Shah told Dawn.

He said concerts and stage dramas would be held at the hall, but the organisers would follow a code of conduct in line with religion and local traditions.

“We have decided to resume cultural activities at the hall to provide entertainment programmes to people,” he added. “But only clean and neat programmes will be allowed at the hall that could be watched jointly by families.”