Literature for life... By Mukhtar
14 March, 2013
Arts and literature create and re-create the life of a society in many respects, making it full of aesthetic touches. Without literature, countries and societies are devoid of the driving spirit of a full and vibrant life and thinking. Art and literature help a society in its growth at different levels as a continuous process. This intellectual entity shapes an individual's and a society's meaningful approach towards life and its components.
The literary community believes in peace and love, and is very sensitive to the events taking place in society hence they are the first ones to draw the real picture of events in their writings. Since they are born with the traits of truth, they have remained victims of oppression during every reign of dictatorship. We, too, have a bad history of choking and slaughtering arts and literature when the country was run and ruined by the then Chief Marshal Law Administrator who loved to be called Amir-ul-Momineen. The role of Pak Tea House in producing quality arts and literature — our national assets — is a matter of great national pride. I very much welcome the re-opening of Pak Tea House and extend my heartfelt congratulations to all our writers and scholars whose sincere efforts for a good 13 years proved fruitful. This will help them inject society with the spirit of true life and love in this period of never-ending terrorism.
DR MUKHTAR ALI