Chaudhry Ahsan Premee
Associated Press Service
Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani has said that the ruling elite of the country are unable to see certain harsh realities of the life confronting our day to day life. These realities spread around us in the society have compelled him to write about the miseries of the depressed and suppressed invisible people of our society. He has opted to highlight the issues confronting the invisible people of our society which depict the real Pakistan through short stories.
He expressed these views while addressing the launching ceremony of his book “Invisible People” here on Wednesday.
The event was participated by the Speaker of National Assembly, Federal Ministers, Parliamentarians and people from different walks of life. He regretted that he has no news to share today with the media for the reason that he will talk about the characters of his short stories through the medium of literature. He said that as his characters of short stories are not news worthy rather their miseries are presented through the language of the literature which always reflect the realities of life. He said that his characters, led him by catching his finger have asked him to write about their stories. He shared the different stories presented in his book which includes a story of a worker who is seriously ill but lying outside the hospital while his underage daughter is searching for a doctor. He is a worker who was very dear to factory owner till the time he was running the wheel of his mill, however, capitalist neither knows nor want to know about his bad condition outside the gate of his business.
His life of love has been crushed under the poverty and miseries as if he does not have a right to love. He said that this is actually the real Pakistan we are living in.
He also discussed some of the characters of his other stories in his book “Invisible People” in an event which was unique in nature as no one presided the ceremony except the invisible people. The participants of the event were looking at the empty chairs at the stage. However, the host of the programme could see his invisible characters presiding over the event.
The event was addressed by different personalities from the literature. Famous drama writer Mustansar Hussain Tarar was represented by Irum Gillani who read his message before the audience. In his message Mr. Tarar said that he has gone through all the book and is of the view that the stories ‘Invisible People” of Mian Raza Rabbani fulfill the criteria of a true short story.
Senator Taj Haider, Dr. Safeer Awan, Ghazi Salauddin, Masood Ashar and Senator Afrasyab Khattak also address the book launching ceremony.