PESHAWAR: 12th death anniversary of famous Urdu poet Ahmad Faraz is being observed on Tuesday. He passed away on this day at the age of seventy-seven in Islamabad in 2008.
Ahmed Faraz is ranked among the greatest Urdu poets of the current era. Faraz was his pen name, while his original name was Syed Ahmad Shah.
He was awarded Sitara-i-Imtiaz, Hilal-e-Imtiaz and posthumously the Hilal-e-Pakistan by Government of Pakistan for his contribution to poetry and Urdu literature. His famous poetry books are Jana Jana, Pas-e-Andaz-e-Mausam and Nayaft.
Current Federal Information Minister Shibli Faraz is a son of Ahmad Faraz. On this occasion, Shibli Faraz said his father always raised voice against the excesses and oppression perpetrated in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ&K), the Palestine or any other part of the world.
The information minister said humanity and the people of this country were the constituency of Ahmad Faraz who always gave the message of peace and love.
He said Ahmad Faraz was sincere in his message. He was a brave person who never compromised on his principles. He said the love Ahmad Faraz received from the people has no parallel in the country’s literary history.
He said the work of great poets such as Ahmad Faraz was a guidance for all of us.
Shibli Faraz emphasized the need for promoting literary work of different writers and poets to acquaint the youth with their rich heritage and true values.
The information minister said the literary work of our great poets and writers also provided solution to the problems faced by the society. He said the contemporary writers should continue their struggle to link the people of the country with their values and traditions.
Referring to the work of Ahmad Faraz, the information minister said he had a deep connection with the people and his message was based on honesty and sincerity. He said Ahmad Faraz always raised voice for the oppressed people.