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Afsar Minhas


Personal Profile
Fida Hussain is known as Urdu poet in the literary circles of Pakistan and abroad with adopted pen name Afsar Minhas. He is Secretary Coordination of Progressive Writers Association (PWA) Hazara branch of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (old name NWFP).
Career
Fida Hussain Afsar Minhas is currently working with South Asia Partnership Pakistan (Lahore office) as program coordinator.
  Comments on His First Poetry Book
His first book of Urdu poetry “KOI TASVEER TU PATHAR SE NIKLEY” published by Sanjh Publications Lahore in April 2010. He is admired by various literary circles for elevating the standard of Poem and Ghazal. Portraying current socio-political issues and voicing for the miseries of vulnerable segments of society in his visionary poetical art is considered his major contribution in Urdu poetry. Riaz Saghar, an eminent poet of Pakistan and educationist, admires the creative efforts of Afsar Minhas and opined that almost all themes and images in his poetry give a snapshot of a drastically changing Pakistani society.