Prominent writer and poet, Mrs Nasira Zuberi has come out with her second book called “Kaanch Ka Chiragh”. The launching ceremony of the book was held at the Arts Council Karachi on Monday. Speakers at the event termed Nasira Zubairi as an instrumental and prominent poet of the current era.
In her book, Nasira Zubairi has made profound comments on life by portraying it through a normal human being’s perspective. Nasira has highlighted the emotions of a normal being by reflecting the bright and dark sides of life. Her novel is basically a reflection of her life experience preserved in a very touching manner.
Hailing from a literary family background, she got her early education from home town, Lahore and received a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Punjab. She started her career in 1988 as a reporter for Business Recorder, Pakistan’s first and largest circulated business daily. She was later promoted to the position of senior reporter where she served until late nineties. Besides economic affairs, she also covered parliament’s upper and lower houses. She published her first volume of poetry, Shagoon in the 1990s.
In 1999, she entered into electronic media. Initially she produced and directed Business Review for Ptv World. In 2002, Jang Group of Publications started Geo TV, the biggest media enterprise of Pakistan to date. Nasira was part of the launching team of Geo and was soon elevated to the position of business editor.
When Recorder Television Network planned to launch Aaj TV; she was the one who was chosen to lead this venture. She served there as Controller News and Current Affairs and within a couple of year, enabled the infant channel to stand beside top news channels. Especially the exclusive coverage of the Balochistan situation and October 8th Earthquake won international acclaim.
Shammim Hanfi, writer traveling from India, was full of praise for Nasira adding that her novel reflects the positives and negatives of the society.
“Nasira could easily be compared to the late Parveen Shakir even though she has her own inimitable style which is so poignant”, said Asghar Syed (journalist).
Acknowledging the praise from all the critics and the reviewers, Nasira stated that her book was a portrayal of her inner voice and a profound treatment of life’s situations.