PU pays tribute to Mushtaq Ahmed Yusufi
By Our Staff Reporter
LAHORE: Punjab University Faculty of Oriental Learning on Wednesday organised a condolence reference to pay rich tribute to legendary humour writer at Undergraduate Block, New Campus.
Renowned personalities including Ata ul Haq Qasmi, Dean Faculty of Oriental Learning Prof Dr Muhammad Saleem Mazhar, Principal Oriental College Prof Dr Muhammad Fakhar-ul-Haq Noori, President Academic Staff Association Dr Mahboob Hussain, Registrar Dr Muhammad Khalid Khan, Chief Librarian Dr Haroon Usmani, Dr Muhammad Kamran, Dr Zahid Munir Amir, Dr Ashfaq Ahmed Virk, senior faculty members and students were present on the occasion. Addressing the ceremony, Mr Ata ul Haq Qasmi said that late Yusufi was a great satire writer of the present age. He said that he had left a great legacy of masterpieces and he would remain visible to the society even after his death. He said that Mr Yusufi had earned a good name in his life and although he belonged to elite class, he reflected the issues of the poor class in his creative writings. Prof Dr Saleem Mazhar said that Mr Yusufi’s writings were much captivating that we liked to read again and again. He said that Mr Yusufi also promoted moderate ideas and we must read his books for creating balance in our opinion. Dr Fakhrul Haq Noori said that Mr Yusufi’s era of humor had not ended and we were still living in the age of Yusufi. He said that Mr Yusufi used to carefully edit his writings for improvement. Dr Muhammad Kamran said that Mr Yusufi had contributed to the promotion of Urdu language. Dr Zahid Munir Amir said that Mr Yusufi was incredibly an honest writer. Other speakers also highlighted various aspects of Mr Yusufi’s work and lauded his services to the Urdu literature and society.
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