Pak poets hold condolence meeting

KALBA — Pakistani poets and writers in the UAE held a condolence meeting and offered fateha for Benazir Bhutto at the Indian Social and Cultural Club here on Thursday.

By M. A. Qudoos (Abu Dhabi Deputy Bureau Chief)

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Published: Mon 31 Dec 2007, 8:56 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 2:24 AM

Saghir Ahmed Jafri of Urdu Manzil web site thanked the officials of the Indian club for allowing them to hold the meeting at their premises.

He said that Urdu Manzil had planned a reception at the club on Thursday to welcome visiting prominent poets Aqeel Abbas Jafri from Karachi and Qudsia Jafri from Peshawar, and to bid farewell to popular and senior Pakistani poet Shafiq Salimi, who is leaving the UAE after living here for more than two decades.

The event was later turned into a condolence meeting on hearing the news of Benazir’s death in Rawalpindi a few hours ago.

The meeting was presided over by Shafiq Salimi.

Shock expressed

Poets, writers, journalists, editors and media representatives present at the meeting expressed their shock and grief on the assassination of Benazir Bhutto.

A condolence resolution was passed and fateha offered on the occasion.

The resolution condemned the assassination of former Pakistani prime minister and PPP chairperson Benazir Bhutto and termed it a national tragedy.

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