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AIOU sets up Faiz Chair

The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) on Monday established the Faiz Chair at its Iqbaliat Department. The objective of this chair was to organise conferences and seminars at national and international levels

Faiz Ahmed Faiz the versatile eulogised

Speakers at the second day of the three-day international conference on Faiz Ahmed Faiz on Wednesday eulogised various roles of the great poet, including a staunch trade unionist, a versatile columnist and editor

Faiz Ahmed Faiz remembered

The International Urdu Conference was held in Long Island, New York in connection with Faiz’s centennial birth celebrations. A large number of international delegates attended the three day conference. Faiz’s daughter, Muneeza

PAL to publish books on Faiz

LAHORE – Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) Chairman Fakhar Zaman announced on Wednesday that PAL was planning to publish two books titled “Faiz Tanqeed ki Meezan Par” and “Khushnawa Faqir Faiz Ahmed Faiz” on the work of renowned poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz. Giving a briefing, Zaman said that the PAL Faiz Ahmed Faiz Auditorium would be completed by the year 2011 and added that the year 2011 had been declared as “Faiz Year”.
The chairman said that the book, “Faiz Tanqeed ki Meezan Par”

PAL introduces ‘Faiz Ahmed Faiz Award’ on poetry

LAHORE – Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) has introduced ‘Faiz Ahmed Faiz Award’ on poetry to pay tribute to Faiz, PAL Chairman Fakhar Zaman announced this at a press conference on Friday. The award includes a cash prize of Rs 100,000, to be given on a poetry book written in English and any Pakistani language. Fakhar said PAL has planned to hold Faiz Ahmad Faiz International Conference in Pakistan in the third week of May 2011. Scholars from Holland, Germany, Italy, SAARC countries,

Gilani approves ‘Faiz Chair’ at AIOU

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani Saturday approved establishment of ‘Faiz Chair’ at the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) Islamabad. It may be recalled that the AIOU was founded by Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto on the advice of Faiz Ahmed Faiz. The prime minister also sanctioned establishing Faiz Library in Islamabad as an extension of the National Library.
He further accorded approval for the National Language Authority to work on a comprehensive biography of

GCU celebrates 2011 as the ‘Year of Faiz’

LAHORE – The Government College University (GCU) Lahore Urdu Department is celebrating 2011 as the year of Faiz Ahmed Faiz like other renowned universities in Lahore and has announced a series of lectures, seminars, mushairas, competitions and publishing of papers and books to highlight the life and work of the renowned poet.
GCU Vice Chancellor (VC) Khalid Aftab while addressing “Faiz Ahmed Faiz Seminar” in connection with his 100th birth anniversary said that the university is

Bank Alfalah to back Faiz Trust

LAHORE – Bank Alfalah has announced a partnership with the Faiz Trust. It has always taken pride in our national heritage, striving to preserve and promote our cultural roots. Bank Alfalah believes that nations only prosper when they remember their roots and honor their heroes.
From monuments to commemorate the sacrifice of war heroes to celebrating the spirit of being ‘Pakistani’, Bank Alfalah can be found at the forefront of every such initiative. One of the most famous poets

PAL commemorates Faiz Ahmed Faiz

LAHORE – The Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) has organized a series of nationwide seminars for Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s 2011 celebrations on President Asif Ali Zardari’s special instructions. The first programme of the series was held at PAL’s main office in Islamabad, all four provincial offices of PAL organized such events.
PAL Chairman Fakhar Zaman in a briefing said that PAL has published a special book on Faiz Ahmed Faiz written by Tasleem Elahi Zulfi titled “Faiz Ahmed Faiz in

Faiz Aman Mela – A people’s poet for a private audience

LAHORE – The Faiz Aman Mela, a part of Faiz Centennial celebrations began on Sunday afternoon and attracted a huge audience at Lawrence Gardens, however many left the premises disappointed.
The event was organized by Pakistan Television who barred all other private channels from covering the event. The free entry event attracted a large gathering of general public to the mela. The program started around two o clock, where artists recited poetry and sang songs, both light and semi

Faiz Ahmed Faiz a poet of masses

DASKA – The 27th birth-anniversary of legendary Urdu poet, Faiz Ahmed Faiz was celebrated here on Sunday. Faiz was born on Febrery 13, 1911, in Qila Kader village in Sialkot. At an early age, he was sent to a mosque to learn religious studies from Maulvi Muhammad Ibrahim Mir.
After matriculation, he joined Murray College from where he passed his intermediate and graduation examinations. His prominent teachers were Professor Yousuf Saleem Chishti and Shams-ul-Ulema Syed Mir Hasan

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

Indian delegation arrives to honour Faiz Ahmed Faiz

LAHORE – A 17-member delegation including a renowned singer Ila Arun, arrived from India at the Wagah Border on Thursday, in connection with Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s birth anniversary’s festivities and seminars held in Lahore. They were received by Faiz’s daughters; Moneeza and Salima Hashmi.
While talking to the press, Arun said Faiz was a hard hitting poet, who was associated with some beautiful verses and was known all over the sub continent. “He is a renowned and well respected

Februray kicks the colour Red with Faiz festival

LAHORE – The vibrant Faiz festival kicked off starting Monday from the inauguration of Faiz’s photo exhibition at Al Hamra Exhibition Hall. Photos of Faiz, from suspended moments in his life with friends, colleagues, family, and sometimes even alone will be displayed in the hall till 13th of February.
Different events are organized by Faiz Ghar in this lieu. The next event will be a book launch planned for February 11 at Al-Hamra Hall 3. Entry is free for all. Books written by

2011 to be celebrated as Year of Faiz

LAHORE – On special instructions by President Asif Ali Zardari, the Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) announced the year 2011 as the year of national poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz. PAL is now making arrangements to commemorate the 100th birthday of Faiz. President Zardari is also taking interest in PAL’s activities regarding the celebrations of the Faiz year and has asked Fakhar Zaman, Chairman of PAL, to brief him about the arrangements taken in this regard.
President Zardari has