Rich tributes were paid to noted poet and writer Zaitoon Bano for her literary work in Pashtu, in a seminar on Thursday at the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) arranged by the Department of Pakistani Languages and Literature.
The event underlined the need for translating her work from Pashto into Urdu to pass her message on to
maximum number of people, in turn promoting literature, according to a press release.
Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Shahid Siddiqui eulogised Bano’s literary contribution and said that she truly represented the heart and mind of a common man in an impressive way.
The nation is proud of such poets who spend their lives promoting positive and constructive attitude among people.
Bano said that she tried to introduce a new trend of fiction with old revolutionary writing style. She wishes her critical and creative elements of fiction leave good impact on human thoughts and social life.
The fiction, she said directly deals with emerging trends in the society. Pashto and other languages should be given due status so that all segments of people could work in complete unison for the betterment and peaceful co-existence of the society, she added.
Prof Abaseen Yousafzai also paid rich tributes to Zaitoon Bano for being a poet of substance and rich imagery.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 22nd, 2015.
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