[Dawn 14 April 2019]

TIMERGARA: Speakers at a function in Ziarat Talash on Saturday asked poets and literati to play their role in ending social injustices. The function was arranged to welcome the spring season in the area in a different way. Awami National Party’s former district president Hussain Shah Yousafzai presided over the function.

Prominent Pashto poets from different parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa like Mardan, Swabi, Malakand, Dir, Bajaur and Swat welcomed the spring season in their verses. Chairman Pashto department, Islamia College University, Prof Abaseen Yousafzai, Prof Ali Khel Daryab, Prof Samandar Yousafzai, Prof Iqbal Shakir, Aziz Manirwal, Saqlain Zarang, Mohammad Ibrar Ibrar, Nasir Ameen, Tariq Mashal and other poets presented their pieces about past, present and future challenges facing the Pakhtuns.

Pashto singer Aslam Salik and other poets sang melodious songs and received applause from the audience.