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Fed Urdu Uni observes 62nd Death Anniversary of Baba-e-Urdu

KARACHI: Acting Vice Chancellor of Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST), Professor Dr. Muhammad Ziauddin on Wednesday (16th of August, 2023) said that the language was the identity of any individual and nation and Baba-e-Urdu Maulvi Abdul Haq had dedicated his whole life for the promotion of Urdu language.

He was speaking during his visit to the shrine of Maulvi Abdul Haq on the occasion of the 62nd death anniversary of the Baba-e-Urdu. VC FUUAST laid flowers and offered Fateha at the tomb of Maulvi Abdul Haq.

He said that the establishment of FUUAST was the result of tireless work and efforts of Maulvi Abdul Haq: “We have to successfully complete the mission of Baba-e-Urdu”.

He said that the work was not being done for promotion of Urdu in Pakistan in the way that Baba-e-Urdu Maulvi Abdul Haq wanted.

He further said that FUUAST was the fruit of life-long efforts of Maulvi Abdul Haq: “We will transform the sapling planted by him into a tree endeavour for the promotion of Urdu”.

President of Anjuman-e-Taraqqi-e-Urdu, Wajid Jawad said that the father of Urdu, Maulvi Abdul Haq, served the language till his death.

Acting Registrar Dr. Mahjabeen noted that the development and promotion of Urdu would create unity and solidarity.

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Zahid, Mahfouz-ul-Nabi, Abed Rizvi, Shadab Ehsani and other speakers maintained that Urdu was one of the great languages of the world.

Those who laid flowers on the grave of Baba-e-Urdu included, Professor Dr. Tanveer Khalid, Yasmin Farooqui, Naseem Shah, Haleem Ghori, Dr. Muhammad Saram, Riyaz Memon, Roshan Ali Soomro, Dr. Muhammad Saram, Dr. Irfan Aziz, Hanif K, Muhammad Asif, Dr. Abdul Malik, Syed Iftikhar Taheri, Muhammad Siddique, Dr. Afshan Brohi, officials of non-teaching association Muhammad Adnan Akhtar, Syed Rehan Ali, Khalid Umar and others.

M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.