Aftab Iqbal Shamim's Free Verse
Aftab Iqbal Shamim is famous for Urdu's 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, the helplessness of people, Psychological problems of conscience and sub-conscience, and the 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.
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