Selection for the 7th issue of The Rapport are here!

Writer/Artist NameSubmission titleINSTAGRAM
Manal WaheedMultiple@minminpaint
Fatima NaveedMultiple@fatimanaveed_
Ayesha WaseemLetters to My Past Self@ayeshaawaseem
Asma AhmedForest Painting@arcanus555
Hamna MalikB&W Grass@i_am_unrevealed
Maha AhmedRaven@mahayshiddencloset
Hareem JamilGirl in Red@blingoart
Haqiqa Shuja KhanMultiple@hadiqak.art
Ali NajamWill You Then Refrain@aliinajammm
Ayesha NaeemA Letter to Lahore@aikaurayesha
Ghous MuhammadAh! You Must Be Human@ghous_muhmmmad
Harris RizwanWhat The Sign Before The Grandfather Clock Told Me@thereader. whowrote
Zarmeena KhanSelfless Love@meenah.k_
Sameer SohailOn Boredom@sameersohail209
Jenilee PatraoWhen the Clock Speaks@jenileepatrao
Arsalan MubarakThe Show Must (not) Go on@arslanmubarak99
Madiha ViquarCaputring My Vision@madihaviquar
Ayesha MusharaMemories of Snow Flakes@ayesha.musharaf
Dhanak HashmiThe Depression Artist@dhanak_ul
Fajar MunawarTill The Ink Runs Out@theshiningshadowss
Farhan KhanMultiple@farhanistico
Fatima ShoaibDarkened@thewordsshefelt
Kalpana LohanaThe Power@blossoming_hurricane
Manahil WaqasShattered Soul@shadowsandwonders
Roaab QayyumSpark@khana_ba.dosh
Saud MaroofDown From the Windows I See@illusivelyjovial
Uzair TajuddinRecursive to Appear in OffenceN/A
Zaib un NisaMy Town@before.the.dot
Areeba IbrarJudgement@thephoenixofwords
Abduallah ShahyarHark My Dear@abdullahs_pennpaper
Aqsa AmjadSurvival@aqsaamjad12
April Dare to Fly & War Within Me@gul.e.zahra
Junaid HasanThe Light You Really Are@inked.thoughts._
Laiba SohailMultiple@becauseshewroteso
Kadija NaseerMultiple @____khadijaa__
Natalia ArjumandMultiple @natalia_arjumand
Shoaib RashdiWhat Ship Will I Then Steer Away@shoaibrashdi
Daniya NadeemMultiple@_day.dreeamer_
Kanzah Irfan Multiple @kanzamufti
Mahek Khwajaمیراثن کا جوابN/A
Syeda Sakina Hassanصداۓ قلب@muswisy
Aafeen Mahamامید@the_poetic.mysteries
Posthumously for Zakiya Arshad Hameedمٹی کی مورتیاںN/A
Aale Haiderمجھے مجھ میں ہی تمام کردے@aale.haider
Zoha Leonardتبعیر@golden_retro_poem
This is a provisional list ONLY. The final selections may vary depending on various factors and limitations.

Hassan Rauf – Founder

Hassan Rauf

Founder – T.P.S.G

On the surface, Hassan Rauf is an accomplished civil engineer with vast experience in the field of concrete technology and construction. In addition to co-founding his own company (www.rockstone.pk), Hassan led and expanded it into a well-recognized manufacturer and supplier of concrete products all over Pakistan. He has managed over 30, small to medium projects and over 2 large projects since 2013. He also worked as a free-lance consultant for projects involving concrete mix design, placing methodologies, and project-specific concrete requirements since 2017. With strong technical knowledge and progressive experience, he continues to successfully deliver projects and creates innovation in the world of concrete.

Hassan was born on 6th November 1990, in Pakistan and grew up in an upper-middle-class family by local standards. Throughout his years of education, he was well decorated academically. Despite living in a country with an unstable socio-political environment, Hassan developed into a well-qualified professional. This very same environment however triggered an inquisition within him from a very young age. He often came across situations and circumstances that one might not consider “normal”. Soon he began to notice and understand the systematically implemented devices in the local society, which in his opinion contributed adversely to both the personal growth of the people and the collective growth of the nation especially by stripping people of empathy and hindering self-development. It was not until Hassan went through a life-changing debacle triggered by one of these devices that he turned towards writing. He decided to dedicate himself to creating awareness in his generation and he chose the pen to do so.

Hassan describes his journey in the following words, “There are many horrors in this world, but I believe that there is nothing more dreadful than the human mind. There are many reasons for me to believe this, and it is because of all these reasons I write. Like concrete, which slowly gathers strength as it hardens and cures; I have become stronger through my experiences and life lessons as well. With all that I have learned, I remember who I was before it all happened. A pleasant simple guy. I have always felt that the written word is perhaps the most effective way of expression. The thought to start inspirational writing came after a life-changing debacle. I found writing to be cathartic and decided to start writing about self-love, loss, and recovery to give hope and provide emotional support to people who are or have gone through emotional difficulties in their lives. This gave me a purpose and soon I found myself writing handwritten poems, passages, and stories. From all this, I found that the pen is indeed mightier than the sword and the response to the handwritten poems and passages further motivated me to write a book about life lessons.”

Additionally, Hassan runs a literary website focused on inspiration and self-development. This website was founded in 2018 to gather like-minded writers and artists to produce content to inspire self-development and promote empathy in the younger generation. The website features writings and art from various writers and an exclusive literary magazine called “The Rapport”. The magazine is a collection of literary works and art carefully selected through submissions made by writers and artists all over Pakistan. Today, the website is a well-connected, free platform that vests writers and artists with passion. I have a strong social media presence with around 10,000 followers on Instagram alone and 6 successful magazine launches to date. Hassan’s efforts were recently recognized by The British Council as well and he held a launch event for one of the magazines in collaboration with notable local writers.

Hassan is looking to get his debut novel “The Child in the Mirror” published soon along with another book of passages called “The Journal”