Thursday, September 15, 2011

Faiz was against class system: Shaam

The second day of the international conference on Faiz Ahmed Faiz concluded here at Jinnah Medical and Dental College on Wednesday.

The proceedings were started with the recitation of Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai’s poetry by the mystics of shrines.

In the morning session speakers read out their papers on literary services of Faiz and eulogised his various roles besides being a poet, as a trade unionist, a versatile columnist and an editor of two newspapers.

The session was presided over by renowned journalist Mahmood Shaam. While addressing the session Shaam pointed out that Faiz was against class system.

Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (PILER) Executive Director Karamat Ali said in his address that Faiz was the only true revolutionary poet of sub-continent. He continued that Faiz was a great preacher of world peace. He pointed out that despite abject poverty, illiteracy and militancy in India and Pakistan, both countries were in the race of making more and more nuclear weapons and missiles.

Full report here Daily Times

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