“Any kind of engagement could never take me away from poetry. I never quit doing poetry even when I was doing television. We have lost our values by imitating the western culture” Said Amjad Islam Amjad, a well-known writer, and poet at an event held in his honor at Karachi Arts Council.
Appreciating the work of Amjad Islam Amjad, The Karachi Arts Council organized a ceremony to pay tribute to him. Speaking on the occasion, Amjad Islam Amjad Said that the tragedy is that our children cannot even write their names in Urdu. The children are being taught that development can only be done in the English Language. “Unfortunately our film industry has never been given industry status” He added.
On the occasion, Amjad Islam Amjad recited his famous ghazals and poems for the audience. Addressing the ceremony, President Arts Council Mohammad Ahmed Shah said that people like Amjad Islam Amjad are a beacon of light his presence is an honor for us. It is the duty of all of us to welcome such literary personalities and encourage them. It has been the tradition of the Arts Council to organize events to pay homage to such personalities. “It is fortunate that Amjad Islam Amjad came here on our invitation, got to hear the exceptional poetry after so long” Mr. Shah added.
Including Munawar Saeed, Talat Hussain, Writer Haseena Moin many other literary personalities attended the ceremony.