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Poets from GB, Chitral impress with their poetry


Thursday, 27 February 2014   13:09:52

Poets from GB, Chitral impress with their poetry

     ISLAMABAD, Feb 26 (APP): Poets from Gilgit-Baltistan and
Chitral impressed the audience with their poetry at a Mushaira
organized by Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) here on Wednesday.
     Abdul Khaliq Taaj, Farman Ali Khayal, Ehsan Danish, Ghulam
Abbas Naseem, Nazar Hussain Nazar, Ghulam Abbas Sabir, Asmatullah
Mushfiq, Sherbaz Ali Khan, Rehmat Ali, Haider Murad, Ali Qurban,
Iqbal Hussan Ifkaar, Abdul Qadir Tabaan, Imran Aami, Akhtar Raza
Saleemi, Wafa Chishti, Hassain Abbas Raza, Rehman Hafeez and Ghazal
Syed participated in the Mushaira and presented their poetry.
     Other than Urdu, poetry of various Pakistani languages
including Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto, Balochi, Saraiki, Pothohari,
Hindko, Balti, Shina, Wakhi, Broshiski and Khawar were represented.
     Speaking on the occasion, Chairman, PAL, Abdul Hameed remarked
that Pakistani languages are flowers of a national garland in which
every flower bears a different fragrance.
     He stressed on the point that all languages should be called
Pakistani languages and not regional ones.
     He added that holding of a Mushaira of Pakistani languages is
a part of PAL's drive to promote literature being returned in these
languages and bring their writers in the mainstream.
     At the end of the Mushaira, artists from Gilgit-Baltistan and
Chitral also performed regional traditional dances and played
instruments.