Poets, intellectuals and thinkers at a Mushaira on the eve of 74th Independence Day of Pakistan, paid rich tributes to the Motherland, Founder of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah and his team of selfless ‘soldiers of freedom’ who carried out an epic struggle to achieve a separate homeland.
The poetry recital titled as “Nazr-e-Watan Mushaira” brought together well-known selected literary figures of the twin cities at the Aiwan-e-Quaid, Fatima Jinnah Park.
The event was organized by the Nazriya Pakistan Council’s thinkers’ forum “Nukta-e-Nazar” on the eve of the Independence Day.
Mian Muhammad Javed, Chairman of the NPC presided over the Mushaira while poets including Wafa Chishti, Dr Farhat Abbas, Anjum Khaliq, Abida Taqi, Naseem Sehar, Kashif Irfan and Nasir Mengal presented their kalam.
In his presidential address, Mian Javed commended the soulful poems and ghazals presented by the poets of the cities.
He paid rich tributes to the sacrifices of the leaders and the workers of the Pakistan Movement and termed the establishment of Pakistan a unique and unprecedented chapter in world history.
Pakistan is not only rich in natural resources, in talent and potential of its youth, the country also boasts of spiritual and ideological wealth, said Mian Muhammad Javed.
He drew the attention of the participants to the fact that they will find graves of great spiritual leaders in almost every other town and village of Pakistan.
This is why this land has survived serious threats and crises to its very existence and always stood victorious.
This is the land, he said, where people of Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Balochistan, Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Kashmir have rich centuries old traditions of spreading love, brotherhood and human values. They have unwavering faith in Pakistan and their children grow up singing songs of Pakistan.
Referring to the poets’ poems and songs of patriotism, Mian Muhammad Javed said their kalam also reflected Pakistan was a blessing of Almighty Allah and was created to stay as a great nation of the world.
Later, the poets expressed their love and commitment to Pakistan in their poems and ghazals and pledged to keep the flame of love for Pakistan alive.