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Lyari Literary Forum: An upright support for a superstructure

By: Dur Bibi

Lyari Literary Forum(LLF) completed its organising body and moved toward cabinet on April 1,2018 when the members of LLF were not even sure that whether this team could lead the youths and revive the book and Literature culture in Lyari. When the name of  Lyari emerges in mind, the concept of violence also appears but the people of Lyari better know that how much fertile the land of Lyari is. Lyari is not only known due to dance, singing, boxing, football but also politics and Literature. Streets of Lyari are evidence that how radical along with liberal politics Lyari has done. But some occult and invisible forces which not only obviated the students’ politics in all over Pakistan but also prevented Lyari and banned book and library culture indirectly and poisoned Lyari with drug addiction and weapon culture. However, soon Lyari thrown all the external garbages and started the virtual Lyarian practices.

1st April 2018 brought Zarkhan Baluch as president, Imran Fakir as Vice-president, General Secretary Dur bibi, Finance Secretary Raheem Ramzan and information Secretary Mehmood Baloch of the Lyari Literary Forum(LLF)

Many circles, programs along with seminars, and also Baluchi classes, LLF held many activities in Lyari. LLF proved itself as the hard core stone in the ground. Few criticized, which were not constructive but team ignored all the things and kept moving toward the goal which they set.

On 21st July 2019, LLF held it’s second anniversary, oath ceremony and Baluchi course certificate distributions in Mullah Fazul Library, Chakiwara, Lyari. Hazaran welcome the participants and introduced the programme to all. The program was chaired by Vice-president Imran Fakir and many guest who are prominent faces in Baluch society, like Ishaque Hamoosh, Nabi Buksh Baluch, Sharaf Shaad, Majeed Baluch, Kifayat Qazi, Abdul Salam, Ramzan Baluch and daughter of Asghar Ali Aazag, Majida baluch along with many Baluchi course students were available. Hazaran defined LLF and it’s successes to people and invited Dur Bibi to read the last cabinet report. Then the certificates were distributed to all the students and also shield was given to Nabi Buksh Baloch for Mullah Fazul Library and also gave shield to sir Asghar Ali Aazag who contributed his time to teach the course, Asghar Aazag’s shield was received by his daughter Majida.

Majeed Baluch gave the oath and Nazia Baluch came as president LLF, Hazaran as Vice-president, Dur Bibi as General Secretary, Raheem Ramzan as Finance Secretary and Orais as Information Secretary. LLF challenged all the backward traditions and sexism in the society and brought girls as President, Vice-president and General Secretary. Girls were always defined as weak subject among humans but LLF has changed the pattern and brought Girls as leading role and gave Nazia the yarn of responsibilities and Hazaran as the backbone of Nazia. It is hoped that new  cabinet will build a better structure considering all old experiences.

Dur Bibi is regular contributor to the Balochistan Point and General Secretary of  Lyari Literary Forum(LLF)

Published in The Balochistan Point on July 27, 2019

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