Poet from Balochistan celebrated in Islamabad
Islamabad—Naveed Haider Hashmi is not only a sensitive soul writing on a variety of subjects in his poems and ghazals he is also promoting art and culture in Balochistan. These views were expressed by Chairman PTV and eminent poet and columnist of our times Atta-ul-Haq Qasmi in his presidential address at a reception in honour of the poet, journalist and intellectual Naveed Hashmi. The ceremony organized by the Institute of Career Development and literary organization ‘Loh” was held at the Pakistan Academy of Letters.
Adviser to Prime Minister on National Security, Lt Gen (R) Nasir Khan Janjua was the chief guest while the ceremony was addressed by DG Operations National Accountability Bureau, Khalid Iqbal, MNA Khalil George, PTV Controller PTV Sajjad Ahmed, MD National Book Foundation (NBF) Dr Inam-ul-Haq Javed, poet Hassan Abbas Raza, Ahmed Mujhaid, Ayesha Masood Malik, Mumtaz Sheikh, Asif Amin and Khalid Khawaja. Qasmi said Naveed Hashmi has worked for promoting a soft image of Balochistan and this is something he should be praised for. He also called Lt Gen Janjua a patriot Pakistan who despite being a soldier helped promote and support literary ceremonies in the province.
People of Balochistan look towards him as their great friend, said Qasmi. Referring to the current political and economic scenario, Atta-ul-Haq Qasmi said Pakistan was making progress by leaps and bounds and overseas Pakistanis would be seeing the fruits of this development very shortly.
Lt Gen (R) Nasir Janjua was of the view that various institutions were working in their own fields for the overall progress and prosperity of the country and the literary organizations and individuals’ role in this regard cannot be overlooked. Speaking high of Naveed Hashmi, Janjua said Naveed has introduced Balochistan to the rest of the world through organizing literary conferences and ceremonies and that was a great service for his region and the country.