Japan resident plans Urdu travelogue on Oman visit

Energy Sunday 11/March/2018 22:16 PM
By: Times News Service
Japan resident plans Urdu travelogue on Oman visit

Muscat: Famous Urdu column writer and littérateur Nasir Nakagawa, who recently visited Oman, plans to write about his first visit to the Sultanate in his upcoming publication.
Nakagawa, who has been a resident of Japan for the last 30 years, has travelled to numerous countries and published three travel papers titled, “Des bana pardais” (Homeland becomes foreign), “Duniya meri nazar main” (The world in my sight) and “Des des ka safar” (Journey of countries).
Nasir Maroof, Head of Literary Wing, Pakistan Social Club (PSC), said: “This was his first visit to Oman and he was stunned by the rich culture and beauty of the country. He plans to write about his short yet exciting stay very soon, in his upcoming publication. He will also write about his stay in Bahrain and the UAE.”
Nakagwa is not only an Urdu column and travel writer but also serves as the President of the Japanese International Association, editor for online newspaper Urdu Net Japan, and a translator for Pakistanis and other Asian people in Japanese courts and other organisations. To honour the littérateur, the Literary Wing of PSC had arranged a dinner in Ruwi on March 7, to which many eminent personalities of the town were invited.
“The dinner was one of the most memorable events the PSC has held till today. Nakagwa’s amusing and witty conversation entertained us throughout the evening, and when he shared his life struggles, we were all left with tears in our eyes,” Maroof recalled.
Pakistan Embassy’s Defense attaché Captain Rizwan and Officer Dr Naveed Atif, as well as PSC Chairman Mian Muhammad Munir graced the event with their presence. Za’eem Akhtar, General Secretary PSC; Chaudhry Abbas, Director PSC; Choudhary Elias, former senior director PSC; Farhan Ghafoor, Vice-Chairman of Pakistan School Muscat; Shabir Ahmed Nadim, former chairman PSC; as well as a large number of business and social personalities attended the gathering.
At the end of the event, the PSC members presented Nakagawa with a certificate and a shield.