Book Launches

25th November, 2023

Launch at Adab Festival, Karachi

14th November, 2023

Launch at Alliance Française de, Lahore

19th October, 2023

Launch at at Artcade, Islamabad

Miraas published in 2023, is about people who laid the foundation for powerful movements,pioneered many careers, and opened doors for future generations, hence the title, which meanshereditary. It features their portraits and stories, taken and chronicled over a period of 12 years.

In a way it is a sequel to Dharkan, but it is also a volume in its own right as it has a completely distinct set of people and stories.

I’ve had the honor of meeting and photographing pioneers, cultural and sport icons, philanthropists and doctors, all giving back to humanity and I came out from all these meetings feeling truly inspired. Through this book, I hope to share this inspiration with my fellow readers, in Pakistan and abroad, and with the world.

Marina Khan speaks about my book 'Miraas

Sania Saeed speaks about my book 'Miraas'

White in the Flag: A Promise Forgotten

Book Launches

10th December, 2017

Launch at Pakistan National Counsel of Arts, Islamabad

3rd August, 2017

Launched at Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture, Karachi

White in the Flag took me across the parched deserts in Sindh, to the pristine mountains of the North, to the many temples and places of worship in every nook and cranny of urban cities. It gave me the opportunity to interact with people of all faiths, which has been a truly fascinating and an eye-opening experience. By interacting with the communities (I prefer not to call them minorities), I have learnt far more about my country and religion than I have from any other experience.It has been a very exciting, sobering and educating adventure.This book and its title...The green in the Pakistan flag represents Islam, the majority religion; and the white stripe represents religious minorities and minority religions. The crescent and star symbolize progress and light. The flag symbolizes Pakistan’s commitment to Islam and the rights of religious minorities.It stems from the clear instructions of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH),“Beware!Whoever is cruel and hard on a non-Muslim minority, or curtails their rights,or burdens them with more than they can bear, or takes anything from them against their free will; I (Prophet Muhammad) will complain against the person on the Day of Judgment.” (Abu Dawud) And this determined saying of Mohammad Ali Jinnah, who said:“You are free; you are free to go to your temples, you are free to go to your mosques or to any other place of worship in this State of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion or caste or creed that has nothing to do with the business of the State”. In the same speech he said, “We are starting in the days where there is no discrimination, no distinction between one community and another, no discrimination between one caste or creed and another. We are starting with this fundamental principle: that we are all citizens, and equal citizens, of one State.”Along the way, some of us have forgotten these precepts and promises. Hence the title of this book.

Imran Khan (Prime Minister of Pakistan) shares his views on White in the Flag

Wasim Akram shares his views on
White in the Flag

Abdul Sattar Edhi Speaks about
White in the Flag

Dharkan: The Heartbeat of a Nation

Book Launches

13th February, 2021

Launched at T2F, Karachi

19th April, 2014

Launched at Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi

30th March, 2014

Launched at Pakistan National Council of Arts, Islamabad

24th February, 2014

Launched at Lahore Literary Festival, Lahore

'Dharkan: the Heartbeat of a Nation' was published in 2013 This book is an effort to share that journey with the world. To introduce the incredible people who truly are the pulse of Pakistan. Pakistan is full of heroes. Some are recognizable, some are anonymous. I wanted to meet and photograph them all, and see what made them tick. I began by photographing people I had heard of before, people who I like to call my personal icons – and, as I proceeded with my project, things fell into place in mysterious and serendipitous ways. The icons I met introduced me to other notable people I hadn’t even thought of before; the busiest and most important personalities somehow found time to see me on short notice. All this helped convince me that my project was sound. During the course of this project, I’ve travelled further than I thought I would, both physically and emotionally. I’ve travelled through Sindh’s deserts and up the snow-capped mountains in the north. I’ve been moved by the selflessness displayed by the unlikeliest people – some who have little to give, but give it all anyway.

Noori talks about Dharkan

Alamgir talks about Dharkan

Mahira Khan talks about Dharkan

Abida Parveen on my book Dharkan

Mobeen’s books are available in Liberty Bookstores, www.kitabain.com & www.amazon.com