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BANNU, November 7: A literary and cultural event was held in the Frontier Region Bannu, mostly depicting the situation prevailing in FATA region.

Besides local literati, poets displaced from North Waziristan also participated in the mushaira (poetry recital session).

The event was organised by the Shawal Adabi Caravan in Bakakhel area. A tinge of change was observed in the poetry of the poets following their displacement from North Waziristan.

One of the poets recited:

Da aiwaaniyat Waziristan nora pakar de mung ta,

Da sro guluno gulistan nora pakar de mung ta;

Da balaganu na watan rata khaali pakar de,

Da jaraganu na watan rata khaali pakar de;

Mung da zangal Waziristan pa lori kaday na karu,

Mung da jalil watan pa lori kaday na karu.

Another poet stated the flowing lines:

Pa khaatir da jannatunu jamaatunu mi khpal wraan kar,

Lamsoli yam bal cha maktabuna me khpal wraan kral;

Dar pa dar khawri pa sar yam, khpal koruna mi khpal wraan kral;

Da chi paatay yam yawazay mahfiluna mi khpal wraan kral,

Malaamat zaahib wazir yam os da har minnat qaabil yam;

Da pukhtani mi sok nishta bi rahbara qaba’il yam.

Such a literary and cultural session had not been held in Bakakhel region over the past 10 to 12 years.

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