A Photo News and a lateefa

Posted on September 19, 2008
Filed Under >Owais Mughal, Humor, Photo of the Day
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Owais Mughal

I saw following photo at the Associated Press of Pakistan website. I would also like our readers to take a good look at the photo below. The scene is from Rawalpindi on September 7, 2008.

Click on ‘read full post’ to go to the lateefa

The above photo reminded me of a lateefa from one of the Shafiq-ur-Rehman books. The book is called ‘hamaqateN’ and the chapter is ‘neeli jheel’. After watching the above photo news I went to my cabinet and found ‘hamaqateN’ and got this lateefa for our readership.

Photographer of the horse getting its hoofs fixed photo is Javed Qureshi.

6 responses to “A Photo News and a lateefa

  1. Sajjad says:

    What i recall from Neeli Jheel is ,
    “Haathi kahan payeh jaatey hain? janaab, haathi itnay barey hotey hain kay un kay kho jaaney ka sawaal hi paida nahin hota..”

    Where can we find elephants? sir, Elephants are that big that theres no way they are lost.

  2. Isloo says:

    The lateefa may sound a bit weak only because of the reason that its quoted in isolation. Those who have read Shafique-ur-Rehman’s work would be able to make a good sense out of it. He had a distinct, witty prose, which would engross you. No wonder, it is a norm for any avid book collector in Pakistan– or hailing from Pakistan– to possess Shafique-ur-Rehman’s entire collection.

    It’s a pity that youth in Pakistan has lost the reading habit, and it barely knows about Shafique Sahib or his other influential contamporaries. However, youth is not to be blamed for that.

  3. Mansoor says:

    This looks like a pit stop of Formula 1. The horse is still tethered to the tonga and would definitely be on the road again ferrying people as soon as the horse shoe is mended.

    Tongas are another thing of our culture that is fast disappearing. There are so many songs and interesting poetry related to tongas. Owais compile a post to honour the tonga sometime!

  4. whole LOTA love says:

    ghoray baichaaray aik he design kay jootay sadyon say pehantay arahay hain.

    adidas or nike should design something for this hardworking creature.

  5. Eidee Man says:

    Nice picture :). The lateefa is a bit weak, I must say.

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