Eminent poets of the twin cities at a Mushaira (poetry recital) on Friday paid glowing tributes to Pakistan, the Founder of Pakistan and the heroes of the Pakistan Movement and presented poems and patriotic songs to express their unbounded love and affection for them.
The Nazriya Pakistan Council (NPC) had organized the event at the Aiwan-e-Quaid in connection with Pakistan’s 75th Independence Day Anniversary celebrations.
Noted poet Wafa Chishti presided over the poetry recital while Anjum Khaliq, another well-known poet conducted the proceedings of the event.
While expressing his heartfelt association with his homeland, Wafa Chishti said Pakistan came into being in the light of a Hadith that said “A country for the Muslims would be created in Hind.”
Pakistan, he said, is created as per the saying of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). This homeland of ours will therefore translate the aspirations of the Muslims and become a haven of peace, progress and prosperity, said Wafa Chishti. The poets on the occasion presented kalam and expressed their love for Pakistan. Pakistan guarantees our sovereignty and independence of the Muslims in this part of the world and we shall defend our independence till the last drop of blood, they pledged.
Those who attended and recited their poems included Ms Nusrat Afaq Haider, Irfan Khan, Mrs Qamar Aftab and others.