Poets celebrate Abaseen Yousafzai’s nomination for presidential award

Culture Reporter

PESHAWAR: Poets from different parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa gathered here on Wednesday evening at a poetry recitation event and paid poetic tribute to Prof Dr Abaseen Yousafzai on his nomination for the coveted award to be given to him by the President on the Pakistan Day next year.

The grand Pashto mushaira was arranged by the administration of the newly established Centre for Learning Law and Business (CLLB), University Town, Peshawar. A large number of poets, writers, intellectuals, lawyers, rights activists and families participated in the function.

Dilawar Khan Momand, Executive Director, CLLB on the occasion said that he with the support of his colleagues set up the institute to provide high standard education in the fields of law and business to the young students of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, adding that main objective of the institution was to provide quality law education and also to boost up the local art and culture through such events.

Noted writer Prof Aseer Mangal presided over the event while Prof Abaseen Yousafzai graced the mushaira as the chief guest and said that poets and writers should play their active role in showcasing the talent of the local heroes through their poetry.

About 20 noted poets presented their romantic poetry and kept the audience gluing to their seats for more than two hours. Zafar Khan Zafar, known for his hilarious haikus, entertained the audience quite for some time while Afsar Afghan and Rashid Khan read out their inspiring poems and received standing ovation from the participants. Haikus by Zafar Khan registered a magic impact on the audience.

Aslam Salik, a poet from Malakand rendered a ghazal of Abaseen Yousafzai in his velvety voice and received great applause from the audience. Abdul Latif Advocate, Kalsoomzeb, Bushra Farrukh, Samina Qadir, Dr Roshan Kalim, Salim Bangash and Dr Ijaz Khattak were among the best poets on the occasion.

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