16th International Urdu Mushaira

Abu Dhabi, UAE – Urdu poetry stood tall with its beauty, majesty and melody during the 16th International Urdu Mushaira organized by the Pakistan Business Professional Council (PBPC) Abu Dhabi on Saturday evening, 27th March 2021.

Ambassador of Pakistan to the UAE and Chairman of PBPC Abu Dhabi, H.E. Afzaal Mahmood marked the opening of the Mushaira, giving a message of praise to continue motivation through Poetry at this time of universal challenges.

Dr. S. Qaiser Anis, PBPC President, complimented Mr. Zahoor Ul Islam and the team for their efforts to promote Urdu language and literature and for gathering various poets in one session. He welcomes and congratulated the poets for their marvelous performance.

The Abu Dhabi Mushaira is known for bringing all the myriad flavors of contemporary Urdu verses with more than 500 poetry lovers enjoyed the enchanting literary evening through a virtual presence, which was simultaneously live on the Council’s Facebook Page.

Mushaira has always been an annual event of the Pakistan Business Professional Council Abu Dhabi and an annual feature in the calendars of Urdu Poetry lovers from across the world. Now on its 16th Alami Mushaira.

The dazzling poets’ list of the evening comprised – Khalid Aziz, Wajih Sani, Rehana Qamar, Ahmad Ashfaq, Suhail Saqib, Masood Hassas, Alina Itrat, Khalid Sajjad, Vijay Tewari, Ambreen Haseeb Amber, Rehman Faris, Shakeel Jazib, Dr. Kaleem Qaiser,  Zahoorul Islam Javed and Abbas Tabish.

Auj-e Kamal was the special guest at the event and Zeeshan Masood recited the Naat of Inam Gawalyari.

The event was moderated by Dr. A. Hadi Shahid, Founding Member PBPC while a vote of thanks was presented by Mr. Mohd. Iqbal Nasim, VP Programme PBPC Abu Dhabi.

PBPC Abu Dhabi aims to support and continue the long-standing tradition of promoting the Urdu language and cultural in the region.

The next 17th Alami Mushaira will be held in March 2021.

To view the replay of the event please click here

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