Pakistan Elections 2008: Poetic Politics

Posted on March 26, 2008
Filed Under >Adil Najam, ATP Mushaira, Humor, People, Poetry
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Our repost of our ATP Mushaira post on Anwar Masood prompted reader Shahran Asim to send us this newer audio recording of Anwar Masood commenting on elections in Pakistan. I thought it was not only hilarious but also pertinent; and certainly worth sharing. Thanks, Shahran.

[audio: Elections.mp3]

My favorites here is how he starts just with “theek hai!” and the following (especially his use of “burpa” here):

Taraqee iss qadr burpa hoee hai
kissi soorat koi ghatta nahiN hai
bass itni si paraishani hai Anwar
election sarr pe hai atta nahiN hai

Take a listen. Enjoy.

22 responses to “Pakistan Elections 2008: Poetic Politics”

  1. Ali Gilani says:

    He’s undoubtedly the best poet alive! May Allah bless him with Umar-e-Khizri! I just love him and want him around! Always!

    I saw an interview of his once! Naeem bujhari asked him about the time whe he was poor! All he said was:

    “Maine kahin parha ke Ghalib ko aam bohat pasand thay, phir kahin parha ke Iqbal ko bhi aam bohat pasand thay! To socha ke main bhi shayar hun mujhe kyun nahi pasand! To usdin sabit hua ke maine kabhi aam chakha hi nahi kyunke aam to mehnga phal hai!

    Khuda Nigehban!

  2. Anwar Masood is considered one of the legend poet in punjabi funny poetry. There are hundreds of fan in Pakistan who love Him so much and want to listen him again and again. We want to read more from Anwar masood collection please upload more poetry…………

  3. He is pure punjabi thats why he is reading like this….punjabi rung hai..apna style hai…copy nai hai…and that is the good thing

  4. I like his poetry but dont like his way of reading the poetry!

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