KARACHI, April 29: The 18th annual Aalimi Mushaira organised by the Sakinan Shehr-i-Quaid will be held at the Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology’s Gulshan campus on April 30 at 10pm.
A large number of well-known poets including six from India are scheduled to participate in the event.
The Indian poets include Waseem Barelvi, Munawwar Rana, Dr Naseem Nikhat, Dr Kunwar Bahadur Beychain, Mansoor Usmani and Rai Bastooi.
From cities other than Karachi, the poets who are expected to grace the event include Anwar Masood and Ghazanfar Hashmi from Islamabad, Shamsher Al Haideri and Mrs Sehar Imdad from Hyderabad, Amjad Islam Amjad and Wasi Shah from Lahore, Sajjad Babar from Peshawar, Beram Ghori from Quetta, and Ali Zaryon from Faisalabad.
The poets from Karachi who will be presenting their poetry include Raghib Muradabadi, Himayat Ali Shaair, Anwar Shaoor, Mehmood Shaam, Saleem Kousar, Athar Shah Khan Jaidi, Tariq Sabzwari, Azm Bahzad, Ahmed Naveed, Mrs Zakia Ghazar, Saeed Agha and Mrs Sehar Ali.