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Rich tributes paid to Faiz Ahmed Faiz

KARACHI – PPP Women’s Wing Sindh Information Secretary Sharmila Farooqui has paid rich tributes to poet and intellectual Faiz Ahmed Faiz on the occasion of his centenary birth celebrations. According to a statement issued on Saturday, she said that Faiz was not only a poet but also a man who made history and deserves to be remembered for centuries.
“It was Faiz who formed the first cultural policy of the PPP in the era of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto,” she said, adding that Faiz was a great intellectual of his time.
“Faiz was imprisoned and he and his family suffered many atrocities during the dictatorial regimes but he did not compromise on his principles.” She said that Faiz was a poet, philosopher, intellectual and a man who wanted the grievances of downtrodden segments of the society resolved.
“It was the poetry of Faiz that inspired national movements for the restoration of democracy, strengthening democratic institutions and rule of law,” Farooqui observed.
Faiz is admired across the world including Russia, Central Asia, China, India, Europe, the US and the Middle East as his poetry has been translated in various languages, she added. The PPP will remember Faiz forever as he was a part of the party’s great movement for democracy, she said.



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