Literary giants Mushtaq Yusufi, Asif Farrukhi remembered

Nasri Asloob was held at the Pakistan Arts Council

Our Correspondent September 18, 2021
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An online global dialogue on Mushtaq Ahmed Yusufi and Asif Farrukhi named Nasri Asloob or praise of the prose was held at the Pakistan Arts Council (PAC), Karachi in Joshmalihabadi Library, said a PAC press release on Friday.

The session was presided over by prominent poet Iftikhar Arif whereas famous Indian screenplay writer Javed Siddiqui was the chief guest.

PAC President Mohammad Ahmed Shah, Aamer Hussain from England, Shahida Hassan from Canada, and Nasir Abbas from Lahore were the speakers while the session was conducted by Dr Fatima Hassan.

Speaking in the event poet Iftikhar Arif said, Mushtaq Ahmed Yousifi's book Chiragh Taley or under the lamp leaves the reader amazed on the combination of wisdom with humour.

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About Asif Farrukhi, Iftikhar Arif said: "the prose and literature he left behind is extraordinary."

Expressing his views online, Javed Siddiqui: "I met Asif Farrukhi at Jashn-e-Rekhta. He was an adoring and social person."

Indian novelist Khalid Jawed said: "I never met Mushtaq Ahmed Yousifi in person, but after reading his Chiragh Talay, I was amazed, his writing style was phenomenal there was a thought and insight in his humour."

Published in The Express Tribune, September 18th, 2021.


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