Writers and politicians have expressed concern over the shrinking space for progressive thought, literature and art. They urged progressive forces including poets and writers to come forward to reclaim the space encroached by retrogressive and reactionary forces: The Express Tribune
They also called for reviving the great traditions of progressive art and literature to fight rising extremism, intolerance and bigotry in society.
They were speaking at the launch of a book ‘Urdu Nazm ki Azeem Riwayat’ written by noted journalist and TV host and writer Sarwar Javed at Islamabad Club on Tuesday night. The book is a collection of the critical review of the works of 21 poets.