Qasir's literary journey began in 1958, and in a few short years he began to be appreciated by the literary giants of his time. When in 1968 his book Ankahin, chehra, hath hit the market, he received glowing reviews and compliments form Faiz Ahmad Faiz, Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi, Sufi Tabassam, Nasir Qazmi, Zafar Iqbal, Munir Niazi and other such prominent poets and literary critics.
Qaisar's poetry, like his personality, is inviting and absorbing. I first read his book Zaitoon di Patti during school days, and was impressed by his ability to convey deep concepts and delicate emotions using very simple words and common place phraseology. Indeed I was not the only one impressed by this master artisan of words, for soon after I learned that Nazir Qasir was awarded the much coveted literary prize, the Adam Jee Award. I was overjoyed at the news.
2. Zaitoon the patti - Punjabi poetry (زیتون دی پتی ) Punjabi poetry, 1979.
The following is a complete list of his awards.
1. Adam Jee Award
2. Pakistan National Cultural Award
3. Presidential award for literature
4. Loke Adab Award
5. Masood Khadar Poshe Award
6.Urdu Foundation Award
7. Peace Award (European Union)
8. Shawl of Honour from Prime Minister of India
The literary journey of Nazir Qasir continues, and so does the on-going appreciation of CUWAP for this one-of-a kind master of Urdu and Punjabi poetry.