Pride of Pakistan Farhat Ishtiaq In lieu of Freedom Day on August 14, the entirety of August, the Every day Times will feature people who keep on making Pakistan glad. Our fourth meeting is with grant winning author Farhat Ishtiaq Saira Agha Educate us regarding your invasion into the field of composing. How did everything start for you?
I think I was bound to be an essayist. I feel Allah had picked this calling for me. Since I have a certificate in Designing, so I never figured I would pick composing as a calling. I likewise feel that I didn’t pick composing, composing picked me. I had this common tendency towards composing since the time I was in school. I adored composition and making stories in my mind, came normally to me. I had kept in touch with certain accounts growing up, yet similarly as a diversion. I never got them distributed anyplace. It was just when I was in the last year of my design when I became acquainted with about a yearly review coursing in our college which was holding a composing rivalry. I participated in it, for no reason in particular however the story got chose and printed. I felt truly supported. So it began from print media and afterward electronic media, and afterward, I got towards composing expertly, so it started from that point.
Have you ever thought of changing your medium and writing in Punjabi or English? Do you know other languages?
I feel I can express myself better in Urdu. However, if I did get an opportunity, I think I can write in English as well and be able to express myself in this language too. I’m fluent in Urdu, English, Sindhi, Punjabi, Saraiki, Japanese and Italian. Only because I got to spend a lot of time traveling to Japan and Italy so I picked up these languages pretty fast.
How about poetry? Have you ever considered giving it a shot?
I doubt if I can express myself writing poetry. Maybe as a child, I must have written a poem or two, but being an adult, I don’t think I can. Maybe because, in poetry writing, one has to express themselves with fewer words and I’m not the one to do that. Poetry is not everyone’s forte.Pride of Pakistan Farhat Ishtiaq