Mohammad Hameed Shahid
Fiction Writer and Critic
Fateh Muhammad Malik: Hameed Shahid’s stories written in the backdrop of 9/11
have introduced a different genre in Urdu fiction and by doing this he has set an example for other writers to follow. Hameed
Shahid’s short stories are woven well. They remind one of Baidi and Manto as far as the questions of self and identity
are concerned. He has never lost touch with his soil and takes us back to days when values had certain place in our lives
and people had an ear for a word of advice and goodness*.
The collection “Marg Zaar” is one of the best written on the 9/11 incident**. The use of the local vocabulary
in Hameed Shahid is commendable. Though he looks at the world beyond him while his feet are firmly planted on earth. “Sovarg Mein Sour” (a pig in the paradise) is his representative story*.
Mansha Yad: By writing these stories the writer had joined the ranks of outstanding
fiction writer of Urdu. (Dawn 5.12.04)Hameed Shahid has experimented with dictions, plot and different techniques of the story*.
Farshi: According to writer of Marg zaar the
whole world after 9/11 has turned into a battlefield where people in confusion as to whom their real enemy is. The stories
foretell that thus graveness of future days the world is going to face*.
*(Pakistan Observer 6.12.04), ** (Dawn 5.12.04), *** (Friday Time)