Politician-turned-writer: Information adviser launches autobiography

Published: March 11, 2016
'Galiyaan Yad Nagarki' is Maula Bux Chandio's first book. PHOTO: FACEBOOK

'Galiyaan Yad Nagarki' is Maula Bux Chandio's first book. PHOTO: FACEBOOK

KARACHI: Sindh information adviser Maula Bux Chandio’s autobiography ‘Galiyaan Yad Nagarki’ was launched by Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan at Karachi Press Club (KPC) on Thursday.

“It is very difficult to write about your thoughts, experiences and observation and I hope [that] what he has written must be close to reality,” Khan said, while Chandio presented a copy of his book to him at the launch.

The governor further said that he has no idea how Chandio has written the book but he was sure that Chandio speaks in a pleasant way.

While talking about why he wrote the book, Chandio said that his visit to Saudi Arabia for pilgrimage compelled him to write it. He said that after seeing people from various sects lined up behind a prayer leader for prayers, made him wish for the people of his own country to do the same.

According to the KPC general secretary AH Khanzada, any common person can relate to the book because it contains ordinary memories of an ordinary person like Chandio.

Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi, former president Ahmed Shah said that Chandio’s dedication to a single political party for decades shows that he is more than a political worker. “Now I see Chandio as a story writer and not as a politician,” he said.

Writer Ayub Shaikh was of the opinion that Chandio is a well-read person and a writer, which distinguishes him from other party workers. At the event, journalist Mujahid Brahelvi asked Chandio not to break his relationship with the pen, which he has just started.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 11th, 2016.

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