Pakistani Adab ke Meimar

ISLAMABAD, July 3(Daily Times): The Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) is publishing 'Pakistani Adab ke Meimar' (architects of Pakistani literature), a series of publications on the life and works of Pakistani men of letters, said PAL Chairman Iftikhar Arif while briefing reporters here on Monday about the recently published books of this series.

These books include 'Muhammad Hassan Askari: Life and Works' written by Aziz Ibnul Hassan, 'Ahmad Rahi: Life and Works' written by Dr Naheed Shahid, 'Parveen Shakir: Life and Works' written by Dr Sultana Bux and 'Janbaz Jatoi: Life and Works' written by Hameed Ulfat Mulghani. "Pakistani Adab ke Meimar is a tribute to the trend setting men of letters who rendered invaluable services to Pakistani literature," said Arif. He said an important work was 'Allama Iqbal: Life and Works' by Dr Rafi Uddin Hashmi, adding that the book's Pushto, Sindhi, Punjabi, Balochi, Siraiki and Brahvi translations would also be published simultaneously.

"PAL Director General Muhammad Anwar Khan is the project's managing director while Saeeda Durrani has edited and published the books," he said, adding, "Ahmed Habib has made the celebrities' pencils sketches published on the books." He said that those on whose life and works the books have published so far include Baqi Siddiqui, Ishaq Ahmed, Qateel Shifai, Saghar Siddiqui, Hafeez Jalandhri, Zaheer Kashmiri, Ibne Insha, Rasheed Akhtar Nadvi, Syed Imtiaz Ali Taj, Hakeem Muhammad Saeed, Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Dr Wazir Agha, Meera Ji, Muhammad Khalid Akhter, Pitras Bukhari, Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Dr Waheed Qureshi, Abu Alfazal Siddiqui, Yousaf Zafar, Muneer Niazi, Intezar Hussain, Shoukat Siddiqui, Ada Jaffri, Ajmal Khattak, Kaka Ji Snober, Kushal Khan Khattak, Mir Gul Naseer, Abdullah Jan Jamaldini, Syed Hashmi, Sheikh Ayaz, Jamal Abro, Mirza Qallech Baig, Sobo Giyan Chandani, Shah Murad Khanpuri, Shah Hussain, Sultan Bahu, Sharif Kunjahi, Dr Waheed Qureshi and Waris Shah.

He said that books on the life and works of Jameel Jalbi, Ahmed Faraz, Josh Maleeh Abadi, Syed Abdullah, Qalandar Momand, Rehman Baba, Ameer Hamza Khan Shinwari, Dost Muhammad Khan Kamil, Summandar Khan Summandar, Atta Shad, Must Tawakali, Jam Durrak, Dr Nabi Bux Baloch, Khairun Nisa Jaffri, Tanveer Abbasi, Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai, Sachal Sarmast, Mian Muhammad Bux, Faqir Muhammad Faqir, Ustad Daman, Bulleh Shah, Mulana Salahud Din Ahmed, Shahid Ahmed Dehlvi, Mumtaz Shirin, Kishwar Naheed, NM Rashid, Nasir Kazmi, Mushtaq Ahmed Yousafi, Maulvi Abdul Haq, Jaun Alia, Shikaib Jlai, Sibt Hassan, Saadat Hassan Manto, Zia Jalandhri, Mumtaz Mufti, Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi, Fazalur Rehman Khan, Majeed Amjad, Dr Mehar Abdul Haq, Ghulam Abbas, Abid Ali Abid, Aziz Hamid Madni, Prof Ahmed Ali and Shafiqur Rehman would be published in the next stage.

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