Karachi, March 29, 2015 (PPI-OT): The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP)’s Southern Regional Committee organized Zafrani Mushaira at the Alliance Francaise Karachi last night. Several famous Urdu poets, including Prof Inayat Ali Khan, Haider Hasnain Jaleesi, Meem Sheen Alam, Abdul Hakim Nasif, Mirza Aasi Akhter, Safder Ali Khan, Naheed Shehab, Mansoor Ajmeri, Fakhrullah Shad, Akber Malik and Zafar Bin Nayyar also participated in the event.
The poets in their candid yet humourous style criticized several issues being faced by the society, including social, political and economic and received overwhelming appreciation by the audience. They provided the accountants who are usually regarded as somber fellows, with an opportunity to laugh their hearts out. The poets criticized inflation, fresh politicians and current uncertain political situation of the country.
A large number of ICAP members, besides literary critics, poetry lovers, Arts Council members, and business community representatives attended the Mushaira with their families. Along with the Mushaira-organizing committee, ICAP’s prominent figures including s were also present in the Mushaira. Chairman Southern Regional Committee Arsalan Khalid said that it was the Zafrani Mushaira organized by the ICAP.
Arsalan said, contrary to the general perception, accountants do have a sense of humour and take keen interest in literature and poetry. Abdul Rab, FCA, CPD Convener SRC commenced the program with his opening remarks the need to organize such literary ceremonies in all sectors to support literature and poetry as to him such events, not only highlighted the real soft image of the society, but were also a part of our culture.
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