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Spring Musharia in Lower Dir: Literati urged to play role in ending social injustices


April 14, 2019

TIMERGARA: Speakers at a mushaira in Ziarat Talash area on Saturday asked poets and literati to play their role in ending social injustices and highlight peace and love.

The event was arranged at the hujra of local elder Haji Sher Hassan to welcome the spring season in the area.

Awami National Party’s former district president Hussain Shah Yousafzai presided over the function. Prominent Pashto poets from different parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa like Mardan, Swabi, Malakand, Dir, Bajaur and Swat welcomed the spring season by presenting their poetry works. On the occasion, Pashto Department University of Peshawar Chairman Prof Dr Abaseen Yousafzai, Prof Dr Ali Khail Daryab, Prof Dr Samandar Yousafzai, Prof Iqbal Shakir, Aziz Manirwal, Saqlain Zarang, Muhammad Ibrar Ibrar, Nasir Ameen, Tariq Mashal and other poets presented poems about the past, present and future challenges ahead of Pakhtuns.

Pashto singer Aslam Salik and other poets sang melodious songs and got applause from the audience.

Advocate Said Hassan, host of the gathering, announced that such events would be arranged in future too. He said that people of Dir loved and respected poets, writers and scholars. ANP leader Hussain Shah Yousafzai, Timergara tehsil nazim Riaz Muhammad, advocate Said Hassan, Malik Gul Zada, district councillor advocate Alam Zeb and others addressed the gathering.

The speakers said that poets and writers always portrayed a true picture of society through their sensitive writings. They said that poets had very sensible mindset and people believed their work as they knew the truth.

The speakers said that all nations respected their poets, scholars and journalists because of their role in reforming and informing society. They said that literature of any language dealt with humanity and poetic verses always reflected societal phenomena, injustice, lawlessness, peace and love.

Speaking on the occasion, Abaseen Yousafzai said that Pakhtun writers were frequently publishing poetry and prose books, which were a good omen. He said that Pashto literature was enriched with love, peace, culture, brotherhood, fables and stories. He asked poets and writers to play an active role in ending social injustices so that people could live with spiritual satisfaction.

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