• Nadeem Akhter PhD Scholar, Dept. of Urdu, Govt. College University, Faisalabad Author
  • Dr. Parveen Akhtar Associate Professor, Dept. of Urdu, Govt. College University, Faisalabad Author


Metaphor, Symbol, Imagery, Existentialism, Global Oppression, Progressive Movement, Society, Free Verse


Aftab Iqbal Shamim is famous for Urdu free verse. He gave a big rise to Urdu free verse by his deep emotions, keen observation, and high-rated imagination. Aftab Iqbal Shamim's poem carries a variety of subjects related to our social system of injustice, poverty, cruelty, helplessness of people, Psychological problems of conscience, and sub-conscience and history of man. He expresses his thoughts and emotions through dialogue. He created a powerful character of "Zaid" who is his cognate. Govt of Pakistan rewarded him with "Pride of Performance" in 2005 for his literary work. His poetry is influenced by the theories of existentialism. He has both qualities of expression: comprehensiveness and explanation. He used personification in his poems. Aftab Iqbal Shamim’s free verse is multidimensional.


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