Sharjah Book Fair to host Urdu comic poetry session


Staff Report

Sharjah Book Fair 2018 is bringing together world-famous personalities of humour and satire from Pakistan and India by hosting one of the most popular poetry sessions known as Mushairah Zinda Dillan – – a Mazahiya Mushaira (Comic Poetry Session) on November 9.


Organised by the UAE-based non-profit organisation Bazm-e-Urdu that strives to promote Urdu globally, the session will be held under the mentorship of Dr Syed Azhar Ali Zaidi, the first to introduce this kind of sessions in the Middle East.

Anwar Maqsood

This format of Mushairah was introduced in the Middle East by Dr. Zaidi and it has been a long gap of 20 years that this type of Mushairah has not taken place in UAE.

Anwar Masood

Bazm-e-Urdu has taken steps to re-start this and try to make it happen at least once a year. The event will see world famous personalities of Humour and Satire from India and Pakistan. Anwar Maqsood will be the highlight of the programme who has been associated with this genre for a long time. Apart from him we will also hear Anwar Masood, Popular Meeruthi, Khalid Masood, Sarfaraz Shahid, Nashtar Amrohvi, Dr. Zubair Farooq, Kaeem Samar, Abdul Hakim Naseef and Anas Faizi.

The Mazahiya Mushaira will be held at Sharjah Expo from 7.30 pm onwards and is part of Sharjah Book Fair. The entry to the event is FREE OF CHARGE. Interested people can download the passes directly from the website ( and can also write at or call at 0544777445. Free passes can also be collected from some of Al Ghurair International Exchange, All the Karachi Darbar restaurants, Lal Qila Restaurant, Truck Adda Restaurant as well. The event is supported by TOSHIBA.

“Everyone is invited – Children and Adults for this special comic event. We are very sure that everyone will have the laugh of their life and will enjoy to the fullest with the king of comedy – ANWAR MAQSOOD KE CHATKHAREY apart from other shayars like Popular Meeruthi, Anwar Masood and many more,” according to Bazm-e-Urdu. –