ISLAMABAD The representative voice of traditional singing from Multan Surriya Multanikar took the audience to a musical journey of rhythmic memories along with her daughter Rahat Multanikar here at the auditorium of the Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) Tuesday night in a musical entitled 'Future and Traditions. The packed house was join-ed by the four federal ministers including Syed Khursheed Shah, Qamar Zaman Kaira, Nazar Muhammad Gondal and Pir Aftab Huss-ain Shah Jillani and who joined in the audience late but remained there till the curtains were dropped. Many parliamentarians also proved to be among the Surriya Multanikars fans. The music lovers were also joined by Moin ul Islam Bokhari, the federal secretary culture, and his family. It was pleasantly amazing that all the federal ministers and other VIPs gave standing ovation to the legend singer Surriya Multanikar before they left the auditorium. Surriya Multanikar and Rahat Multanikar swept away the audience with all the hit numbers of 1960s, 70s and 80s. Though many youngsters had left the show early but those who had special attraction to the singing of Surriya Multanikar stayed back till the end, and they were quite large in number. All the time during the show, they had been sending requests for their favourite songs like the VIPs who could enjoy the best ones of their times too. The audiences keen interest made the show a big success. If not announced the closing of the programme by the organisers, it might have continued till dawn. Like mother Surriya Multa-nikar, the daughter Rahat Mult-anikar was also appreciated equ-ally though according to music experts she still has to go a long way in learning the intricate details of classical and tradition singing. Rahat opened the show with 'meri duniya kharab kar dali followed by 'koi umeed bar nahien aati. She got big round of applause when she started singing 'dachi waliya more muhar way and 'wo dil he kiya jo taray milnay ki dua na karay, a ghazal by Qateel Shifai. Rahat Multanikar spellbound the audience in real terms when she sang the all time favourite 'channa kithan guzari hye raat way and Ameer Khusros poetic verses 'chaap tilak sub cheen li. It was her mothers hit numbers whatever Rahat was appreciated for. She still has to come up with her own hit songs if she wants to enjoy the popularity her mother had destined too. The singers were accompanied by Bilal on dholak, Ghulam Sajjad on tabla, Shamim Akhlaq and Tasneem on harmonium. Though every instrumentalist had wonderful performance but the skilfulness shown by the man on tabla was a performance to remember for a long.