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By Ashfaq Yusufzai
PESHAWAR – The Pashto Literary Society has condemned Taliban militants for kidnapping the young poet Nisar Khan from Peshawar, and vowed to continue spreading a message of peace while entertaining the public.
Nisar was kidnapped at a wedding party in Matai April 24, society secretary Dr. Ayaz Khan said. Nisar, still in captivity, is a comic poet who entertained his readers, Khan said.
"We are concerned about his well-being,” Khan said. “He also was kidnapped last year but was released after a few days. This time, we fear for his life.”
Poets are sensitive, peace-loving people, Khan said, and has asked the Taliban to release him.
Militants cannot stifle poets’ voices and writers will continue to expose terrorists through poetry, he said.