FJWU celebrates 100th birth anniversary of Qudrat Ullah Shahab
Rawalpindi: The 100th birth anniversary of eminent Urdu writer and civil servant Qudrat Ullah Shahab was observed here on Friday at Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU).
Haseeb Ather (Secretary of Federal Education and Professional Training) and Iftikhar Aarif (Director General of Pakistan Academy of Letters and the National Language Authority) were the guest of honour of the occasion. While other guests of the event were Shahid Malik, Dr. Najeeba Aarif, Dr Saqib Shahab, Uxi Mufti and Shahid Malik and others personalities related to Urdu literature.
Prof. Dr Samina Amin Qadir, vice chancellor FJWU welcomed all the guests and participants. In her welcome address she said that it is an honour for FJWU that 100th Birth Anniversary of famous writer and bureaucrat Qudrat Ullah Shahab is organized here. She further said that Qudrat Ullah Shahab was a wonderful man and always ready to accept challenges.
He was a role model for all of us. He has left a deep imprint on Pakistani society. His personality reflected mysticism, which he got as a golden gift during his life, through his out-of-world personality. He brought about his abilities in different genres of Urdu literature like fiction, translation, letter writing, biography, debate, abstract etc.
We wish that the young generation should seek inspiration from such unique National heroes, to extract the essence of their work for a better and educated lifestyle.
While speaking on the occasion Haseeb Ather said that I am deeply touch and inspired by Qudrat Ullah Shahab’s personality and his life. He was a great human and proves to be one of the greatest authors of Pakistan. May Allah bless him (Ameen). He also thanked Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Samina Amin Qadir for inviting him on the occasion.
Iftikhar Aarif said in his address that the nation is proud of such writers who have spent their lives promoting positive and constructive attitude among people. Shahab Sahib tried to introduce a new trend of fiction with old revolutionary writing style. The event will help to promote visionary thoughts of the great writer Qudrat Ullah Shahab.
At the end Ms Aqlima Naz (Head of Department of Urdu) gave the vote of thanks to all the Guests and participants of the event. It was a privilege to have such a memorable ceremony of one the exceptional assets of Pakistan. He will always live in our hearts.