The Arts Council held a condolence meeting in memory of renowned playwright and vice president of Arts Council Karachi Hasina Moeen on Sunday.
Writer and intellectual Anwar Maqsood, President Arts Council Muhammad Ahmad Shah, Iftikhar Arif, Kishwer Naheed, Haris Khaliq, Munawar Saeed, Arshad Mehmood, Actor Shakeel, Sajid Hassan, Khalid Anum, Mehtab Akbar Rashdi besides Governing Body Members Talat Hussain, Dr. Qaisar Sajjad, Kashif Grami, Qudsia Akbar, Muhammad Iqbal Latif, Syed Saadat Ali Jafari, Ambreen Haseeb Anbar, Dr Ayub Sheikh, Nusrat Haris, Bashir Khan Saduzai, Azmiul Karim, Shakeel Khan, Akhlaq Ahmed Irfanullah Khan attended the reference. Huma Mir performed the duties of conductor.
Anwar Maqsood said that Hasina was a great persn and she was senior to him in the university.
When we last met she recited a poem, at the end Maqsood, “Why not remember Hasina with a laugh.”
Arts Council President Ahmed Shah said, “We have had a close relationship with her for the last ten years. Hasina remained a member of our governing body and then became vice president.
He said her departure has hurt us personally, she was our mother and head, the hall of Arts Council is being named as Hasina Moin Hall. Her name will always remain in the Arts Council.
“Writers and artists from all over the world, including India, have called the Arts Council for condolences.
Renowned writer Kishwer Naheed said that Hasina and I are in different mediums of arts, I used to write poetry and drama, but at one point we meet. She did not let me climb the last step and left before me.
Iftikhar Arif said that I met her for the first time when she nailed the children. She used to write sketches and then she started writing many successful serials on TV.
I never heard her complain about life. She never complained to anyone. She used to write plays on her own.
When she was preparing the scripts, she used to sit down with the producers and write.
I have asked Ahmad Shah to publish some of Hasina Apa’s dramas so that they will last forever.
There is no other woman like her on television. Actor Talat Hussainsaid, “Hasina taught us to walk.
She told me what drama is and how it is made. I acted in many of her plays and was successful. She also used to scold me. She helped me a lot at every turn.
Actress Sania Saeed said that she had an interesting relationship with Hasina Apa. In the last few years, she had the opportunity to travel with her.
Actor Shakeel said that it was never as difficult to talk as it seems today, I did not meet her for the last time, I am very lucky that I got the most opportunity to work with Hasina. Hasina had a prominent role in my television identity.
Mehtab Akbar Rashdi said Hasina created in her plays are her own. She showed through the action of her characters what women should be like.