Baba-e-Sahafat's birth anniversary today -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Baba-e-Sahafat’s birth anniversary today

LAHORE-The 137th birth anniversary of great Pakistan movement leader, poet, writer and journalist Maulana Zafar Ali Khan is being observed today (Tuesday).

The day will start with special prayers at newly constructed mausoleum of late Maulana’s native village at Karmabad. The mausoleum of late Maulana will also be profusely illuminated to mark the day.

It may be remembered that the great leader had rendered invaluable services for the cause of independence of Pakistan. His newspaper “Daily Zamindar” was the true voice of the regions Muslim.

Late Zafar Ali Khan authored many books. His poetical master pieces include, Baharistan, Chamnistan, Nigaristan, Khiyalistan, Habsiyat, and Armaghan-e-­Qadiaan. Maulana Zafar Ali Khan was one of the founding members of All India Muslim League and went all the way to Bengal to participate in the first ever convention of the Muslim League in 1906. Maulana was an authority on Persian, Urdu, Arabic and English languages, an extra ordinary orator and a person of considerable political acumen. He was closed aide of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad All Jinnah and Allama Iqbal.

In order to promote his cause, Government of the Punjab has established Maulana Zafar Ali Khan Trust under the chairmanship of Mr. Khalid Mahmood a respected government servant’. The Trust has reproduced all the rare books written by Maulana Zafar Ali Khan and his famous translations of various English writers. The Trust is also working on a plan for the production of comprehensive documentary and preservation of Daily Zamindar files. A project comprising a book shape compilation of Zamindar’s editorial is also in progress under the supervision of the Trust by a renowned researcher Professor Ahmad Saeed.

A grand function is being organized jointly by Maulana Zafar Ali Khan Trust and University of the Punjab (Institute of Communication Studies) on the 21st of January, 2011 at 9:45 am.
Source: The Nation
Date:1/18/2011