Azhar Javed laid to rest
LAHORE: Well-known poet, writer and editor Azhar Javed, who breathed his last on Tuesday, was laid to rest here on Wednesday. He was in his mid-70s.
He earned widespread acclaim as editor of quality literary general ‘Takhleeq’. He had worked with daily Imroze, a Progressive Papers Limited publication, when it was at its prime. He went on to work as in-charge of the literary page of daily Imroze. His
newspaper column – Mehfil, Mehfil – has a span as long as his career.
In recognition of his contribution as a writer and editor, the government had announced the Pride of Performance Award for him this year. The award was to be conferred on him on March 23.