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Sunday, February 16, 2020

Idarae Ilm Dost making its presence felt


By Abdul Qadir Qureshi 
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

Idarae Ilm Dost, a forum founded by Shabbir Ibne Adil and like-minded contemporaries, has started making its presence felt by holding programmes regularly. 

The latest event was organized at the KMC Officers Club, located at Kashmir Road, on February 14 in which the accomplishments and contributions of the legendary quartet of Hakim Muhammad Said, Mirza Ghalib, Ibne Insha and Josh Meleehabadi were recalled by various eminent personalities. 

Although none of the high ranking officials of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) was present on the occasion, there were quite a few worthy intellectuals brightening the premises of the KMC Officers Club. 

The initiatives of Shabbir Ibne Adil and his group of friends augur well for the literary minded community of the metropolis, which has witnessed a dearth of such activities over the years.

Shabbir Ibne Adil, who has had successful career at the Pakistan Television (PTV), deserves to be complimented for devoting his energies towards this cause and it’s being hoped that he will continue working towards goals despite the mixed response he’s likely to receive for the obvious reasons. 

In an era when reading books is on the way to extinction due a combination of factors, it’s incredibly gladdening to find the likes of Shabbir Ibne Adil trying their level best to remind people about its innumerable virtues. 

The intentions of Idarae Ilm Dost look absolutely inspirational and one hopes that the execution will also be generally right although the presence of a few individuals with dubious reputation makes people skeptical about it. 

It remains to be seen if Shabbir Ibne Adil and his team will be able to overcome the people with vested interests, who have been engaged in blocking healthy traditions.