Hameed Akhtar’s services for the poor lauded
TOBA TEK SINGH: Rich tributes were paid to late journalist and writer Hameed Akhtar during a meeting organised by the Pakistan Kissan Committee here on Thursday.
The Pakistan Kissan Committee president, Ch Fateh Muhammad, presided over the meeting. He said that in 1950, Hameed Akhtar had led a delegation of progressive writers after travelling a distance of 15 kilometres from Khiddarwala Bus Stop to Chak 242/GB Noorpur Basti to attend the first Pakistan Kissan Conference. He said that Hameed Akhtar was a great sympathiser of the farmers movement.
Ch Fateh Muhammad has returned from the UK after a three-month stay. He was awarded the Faiz Ahmad Faiz World Peace Award for his services for farmers and haris during the last 50 years. The function was arranged by Faiz Ahmad Faiz’s daughter Saleema Hashmi in London.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Tehrik Insaf leader Ghiasuddin Janbaz also condoled the death of Hameed Akhtar. He said that Hameed was a man of character who did not earn anything through unfair means. PML-N MPA Mian Muhammad Rafiq, Labour Party Pakistan leader Farooq Tariq, rights activists Ashfaq Fateh, Rafia Saloomi and Christan Democratic Movement chief Atif Jamil Pagaan also paid tributes to the late Hameed Akhtar for his services for the poor.
Source: The News