Hameed Nizami’s services for freedom struggle eulogised
LAHORE: Politicians, parliamentarians, journalists and scholars paid rich tributes to the founder of daily Nawa-e-Waqt and prominent worker of Pakistan Movement, late Hameed Nizami, and eulogised his services in the struggle for a separate homeland for the Muslims of sub-continent under the dynamic leadership of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and freedom of expression in Pakistan.
A special function was organised by Hameed Nizami Memorial Society in memory of late Nizami, which was also attended by his younger brother and senior journalist Majeed Nizami. A close friend of late Nizami, Colonel Syed Amjad Hussain(Retd) was in the chair while former Amir Jamaat-i-Islami Qazi Hussain Ahmad was the chief guest.
The speakers, who addressed the meeting included Syed Ghous Ali Shah, Imran Khan, Sartaj Aziz, Lieutenant General Hameed Gul (Retd), Sajjada Nashein Cholra Sharif Pir Syed Muhammad Kabir Ali Shah, MNA Begum Bushra Rehman, MNA Khawaja Saad Rafique and President Council of Pakistan Newspapers’ Editors (CPNE) Khushnood Ali Khan.
They said that late Nizami was a dedicated worker of the Pakistan Movement and a true soldier of father of the Nation. He used his pen and founded Nawa-e-Waqt to create awareness among the politically outnumbered, economically oppressed and socially outcast Muslims of the subcontinent to struggle for an independent homeland.
They said that after independence, late Nizami used all his energies for the well-being of the people, stability of the country, freedom of expression, independence of judiciary and strengthening of democratic institutions.
They said when Ayub Khan imposed martial law in the country in 1958, Hameed Nizami stood up against the dictator and struggled for revival of democracy and democratic institutions. He died at a young age but never compromised on principles and ideology of Pakistan.
Source: Business Recorder