Ahmad Faraz remembered in New York
By Masood Haider
NEW YORK: Renowned poet Ahmed Faraz was remembered at a ceremony held here on Sunday evening to mark his first death anniversary. Faraz passed away in Islamabad on August 25 last year.
“In Faraz Sahib not only have we lost an excellent ghazal poet but a courageous and honourable man whose consistent stance against Pakistani dictatorships will never be forgotten”, said Shahid Comrade , secretary general of Pakistan Freedom Forum (PFF).
“He opposed military rule whether it came in the guise of a ruthless tyrant like Zia-ul-Haq or a self proclaimed moderate like General Pervez Musharraf”, recalled Dr Mohammad Shafique, president of the forum.