ACP Karachi launched Rahat Zahid’s poetry collection “Abhi Thehro”

Arts Council of Pakistan (ACP) Karachi Talk Show Committee held a function to launch Rahat Zahid’s poetry collection “Abhi Thehro” at Haseena Moin Hall which was presided over by Dr. Fatima Hassan. Ghulam Muhammad Memon, Shakeel Jafri, Shaista Mufti Farrukh, and Salman Siddiqui spoke while Shakeel Khan performed the duties of the moderator.

On this occasion, renowned poet Dr. Fatima Hassan said that Rahat Zahid started and ended his collection of poems. What an unorthodox expression. Rahat Zahid has a sensitive heart and mind; his sensitivity is disturbed by the surrounding situations and events which is expressed in his poems here and there. The poem written on the murder of Naseem Jameel is very heart-touching hypocritical attitudes are evident in “Maslehat Ka Nagar”.

He has used metaphors beautifully in his ghazals. He has maintained his decency. He has steadfastly followed the path he has chosen in poetry. He has introduced Pakistani culture and literature in Scotland in terms of practical journalism and literary creation. The role he has played in introducing the Urdu language to the readers has been appreciated at the diplomatic level as well.

I congratulate him from the bottom of my heart. Shaista Mufti said that Rahat’s poetry is a breath of fresh air. He has recited ghazals as well as poems. He said that Rahat is a poet whose words show that she is not ignorant of the world, her canvas is very wide, she said that the word of feeling is not learned but it is naturally present in man Poetry is very beautiful, Shakeel Jafari while expressing his views said that Rahat Zahid’s poetry reflects humility, poems on mother and poems on the title of daughter are admirable, it is important to do such poetry in this day and age, Ghulam Mohammad Momin said that Rahat Zahid’s collection is based on positive and negative trends.

Poet Rahat Zahid said that I want to convey my message to others through poetry. I love my country Pakistan very much. Thank you to Mohammad Ahmed Shah and his team for organizing such a wonderful event for me today.

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By Arshad Yousafzai

Arshad Yousafzai is a Karachi-based journalist covering Education and Human Rights. He can be reached on Twitter @Arshadyousafzay

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