Ahmad Faraz buried amid tears
ISLAMABAD: Renowned Urdu poet Ahmad Faraz was buried at H-8 Graveyard on Tuesday. Moving scenes were witnessed on this occasion.
Senator Maulana Sami-ul-Haq of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (S) led the funeral prayers attended by politicians, bureaucrats, writers, young students and friends and relatives of the poet.
Faraz, 76, died of kidney malfunctioning at Shifa International Hospital on Monday night. He had been under treatment in the United States before being flown back at the start of the month.
Condolences: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Tuesday expressed deep grief and sorrow over the death of Ahmed Faraz.
In a condolence messages to the bereaved family, Khan paid tribute to the poet for his contribution to the Urdu literature. He said Faraz was one of the greatest modern Urdu poets of the present time, who articulated the aspirations of the downtrodden and the marginalized segments of the society in his unique style.
He prayed to Allah Almighty to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage to the bereaved family to bear this loss.
Information Minister Sherry Rehman expressed her deep sorrow over the death of Ahmad Faraz.
“It’s truly a national tragedy,” said Rehman, adding that she was personally moved by the news of his death. “Faraz was not only a literary figure of our times, he was also the voice of conscience of the nation. His valiant stand against dictatorship and persistent struggle for democracy has been a source of inspiration for political forces,” she said.
Water and Power Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf said that with Faraz’ death the country had lost a unique poet and a towering intellectual. He prayed to Allah Almighty to rest the departed soul in eternal peace. National Assembly Speaker Dr Fehmida Mirza and Deputy Speaker Fasil Karim Kundi have expressed their grief and sorrow over the death of eminent poet.
In their separate condolence messages to the bereaved family they paid tribute to Ahmed Faraz for his services to the Urdu literature. staff report