Islamabad, August 14 (KMS): A noteworthy mushaira in connection with the 75 years of Independence was organized by the Kashmir Media Service Halqa Ilm o Adab.
Prof. Dr. Munawar Hashmi and Ali Akbar Abbas chaired the mushaira while Dr. Yousuf Khushk, Chairman of Academy of Letters, Islamabad, was chief guest on the occasion
The local poets, including Prof. Dr. Munawar Hashmi, Ali Akbar Abbas, Shakeel Jazib, Dr. Arshad MehmoodNashad, Wafa Chishti, Anjum Khaliq, Khurram Khaliq, Rahat Sarhadi, Mazhar Shahzad Khan, Ali Ahmed Qamar, Dr Aziz Faisal, Prof Habib Gohar, Prof Farah DeebaAbdul Qadir Taban,Irfan Khan, Irfan Jameel, Farkhanda Shamim, Nusrat Yab Khan, Shehbaz Chohan, Gul e Nazuk and Faqih Haider, in their verses highlighted the sacrifices of the people for the establishment of an independent country.
The poets from other cities were Shahid Zaman (Kohat), Syeda Zarnain Masood (Karachi), Asnath Kanwal (Lahore), Khalid Naqash (Lahore), Nasir Ali Syed (Peshawar), Rabail Rani (Sargodha), Dr. Shafiq Asif (Sargodha), Syed Saqib Imam Rizvi (Gujar Khan), Rahat Samar (Gujranwala), Naseer Zinda (Gujar Khan), Sadaqat Tahir (Muzaffarabad), Rana Saeed Doshi (Taxila), Shaukat Kamal Rana (Fateh Jang), Sardar Fakhr Khan (Fateh Jang), Malik Javed Akhtar (Taxila). ), Hashim Ali Khan (Attock), Bilal Shabbir Hadi (Chakwal), Hafeezullah Badal (Taxila), Andalib Rathore (Azad Kashmir), Hasan Zaheer Raja (Kahota), Malik Khalid Mahmood (Hasan Abdal) and Dr. Mazhar Iqbal (Mandi Baha ud Din) who through their kalam projected the purpose of the separate homeland.
The Dr Talat Shabbir, Director China-Pakistan study Centre at Institute of strategic studies, Islamabad, on the occasion said 14th August is the day of renewal of pledge of allegiance for all the Pakistanis as the day reminds that our elders got this country after countless sacrifices.
He said during independence, many families were separated from each other but there was a feeling that we lived in a free country. We all have to work with the same spirit for the development of the country.