A heartfelt post consisting only of pictures and Urdu verses from Dr Hamid Hussain (about his latest trip to Pakistan).
My recent trip to Pakistan was in the aftermath of the December tragedy in Peshawar. More painful at personal level as it is my hometown but I and many had no illusions and though hoping against all hopes that this may be the last whole sale slaughter but we knew in our hearts that this is not yet the drop scene of the horror movie. Surely, the ever enterprising militants showed up again and mowed down several Shia praying in a mosque in Hayatabad where brother and cousins of a very dear friend narrowly escaped death. During my trip, many in different cities in Pakistan were kind enough to share their fears, anger and hopes with me and I’m thankful. Sometimes few short verses give more meaning to feelings than lengthy explanations but off course it is only for Urdu readers.
November 2009. Over ninety People killed in bombing of a crowded bazaar in Peshawar.
زمیں سے آیے ھیں یا آسماں سے آیے ھیں
عزاب شھر پہ جانے کھاں سے آیے ھیں