Famous Playwright Haseena Moin Remembered
Sumaira FH Published November 20, 2023 | 06:20 PM
She lived for a number of years in Rawalpindi, then moved to Lahore and, in the 1950s, settled in Karachi, where she graduated from the Government College for Women in 1960 and earned her Master of Arts in History from Karachi University in 1963.
In 1969 Iftikhar Arif, Head of the script department at PTV-Karachi Centre convinced Moin to write a play for the Eid transmission titled Eid Ka Jorra. The celebrated writer penned several tv hits through the length of her decades-long career.
Shehzori, Zair Zabar Pesh, Uncle Urfi, Ankahi, Tanhaiyaan, Parchaieyen, Bandish, Dhund, Dhoop Kinarey, Aahat, Kasak, Pal Do Pal and Tere Ajane Se were some of her most popular plays.
Her play Gurya won an award at the Global TV Plays Festival in Tokyo for best script and direction. She was the writer of the first coloured drama in Pakistan, aired on ptv called Parchaiyan, which was directed by Mohsin Ali.