How to remember playwright Haseena Moin?

Writers and TV star pay tributes and express views  

KARACHI:  Speakers paid rich tributes to the renowned playwright Haseena Moin here on Sunday at condolence meeting held at Arts Council of Pakistan.

Sharing his memories eminent writer and intellectual Anwar Maqsood said that Hasina was senior to him in the university. When I last met her, she recited a poem, Anwar Maqsood remembered Hasina with laughter.

Iftikhar Arif said that she complained about life, she had never complained to anyone. She used to write plays of her own free will but when she was preparing scripts she used to sit with the producers.

Iftikhar Arif suggested some works of Hasina’s dramas be published.

Mehtab Akbar Rashdi said that the characters that Hasina created in her plays were her own emotions, she did not fight with anyone, but her characters were very bold.

She said that Hasina Moin showed through the actions of her characters what women should be like.

Actor Talat Hussain said that Hasina Apa taught us to walk and told me what drama is and how it is made. He acted in many of her plays and became successful. “She used to scold me in her own way. Actress Sania Saeed said that she had an interesting relationship with Hasina Apa and in the last few years she had opportunity to travel with her. She said that when she was offered to work in Apa’s drama “Aahat”, She did not like Hasina Apa but later we had a deep relationship.

Behrooz Sabzwari said that she was a very mild-tempered woman, she used to write scenes and then complete them together with the producers.

Actor Shakeel said that it was never as difficult to talk as it seems today.

He said that we both started our journey of television together, she was the one who showed me this path.

 Arshad Mehmood said that after first meeting with her at the time of ‘Un – Kahi’, we had a close relationship, in all the plays she wrote, I was related to him in one way or another.

The President of Arts Council Ahmed Shah said that we are naming a hall of Arts Council as Hasina Moin Hall. Her name will remain here forever. Mr Shah said she gave her last speech in the program on March 23.

Kishore Naheed said that her and Hasina’s genres were different, I used to write poetry and she used to write drama, but at one point we meet, it did not allow me to climb the last step and went before me.

 Asad Muhammad Khan, Haris Khaliq, Munawar Saeed, Dr. Fatima Hassan, Misbah Khalid, Imrana Maqsood, Sajid Hassan, M. Zaheer Khan, Dr. Alia Imam Taj Haider also spoke on the occasion.

A documentary film based on her dramas was shown.

Among others secretary Arts Council Ahmad Shah, Prof. Ejaz Ahmad Farooqi, Syed Asjad Bukhari, Governing Body members Dr. Qaiser Sajjad, Kashif Grami, Qudsia Akbar, Muhammad Iqbal Latif, Syed Saadat Ali Jafari, Umbereen Haseeb Amber, Dr. Ayub Sheikh, Nusrat Haris, Bashir Khan Saduzai, Azmi Karim, Shakeel Khan, Akhlaq Ahmed and Irfanullah Khan attended the condolence meeting.