WEB DESK: Fans of Veteran Pakistani dramatist, playwright and scriptwriter ‘Haseena Moin’ are celebrating her 78th birthday today.
Haseena Moin is a renowned Pakistani dramatist, playwright and scriptwriter. She has written several plays for stage, radio and television, some of which have even gained international repute.
She also received the ‘Pride of Performance’ award for her services to the performing arts in Pakistan. She wrote Pakistan’s first original script ‘Kiran Kahani’ aired in the early-1970s which gave a new life to PTV.
Haseena was the first Pakistani writer to write for a Bollywood film (Henna). When the film was about to release the Babri Mosque incident broke out and Moin wrote a letter to the producer and asked not to use her name for promotions as it may hurt her fans in Pakistan, thus her name was not mentioned in the credits nor the film was promoted using her name but she was acknowledged at the end of the film. Although this incident brought a lot of loss to her but she stated in an interview that she can do anything for her country and sacrificing a film was very little thing for her she could also give her life for her country.
She is considered to be the best playwright and dramatist Pakistan has ever witnessed.
Some of the most popular dramas she wrote that gained international repute include Ankahi, Tanhaiyaan, Kiran Kahani, Dhoop Kinaray, Aahat, Uncle Urfi, Shehzori, Kohar, Des Pardes, Pal Do Pal, Aansoo, Kasak, Parchaiyan (1976) and Parosi.