Pakistan’s literary icon Amjad Islam Amjad laid to rest amid tributes, condolences

03:05 PM | 11 Feb, 2023
Pakistan’s literary icon Amjad Islam Amjad laid to rest amid tributes, condolences
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LAHORE – Legendary poet, writer, and screenwriter Amjad Islam Amjad was laid to rest at Lahore’s Miani Sahib Graveyard on Saturday.

A large number of people attended his funeral prayers at a local mosque in Defence Phase 1 in the metropolis and his remains were shifted to Miani Sahab.

Dr Sarfraz Ahmed Awan led his funeral prayers which were attended by Anwar Maqsood, Mustansar Hussain Tarar, Wasi Shah, and senior journalist and Daily Pakistan Chief Editor Mujeeb-ur-Rehman Shami.

President Dr Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, and top politicians were grieved over the death of literary genius who breathed his last at the age of 78 in Lahore.

The country’s top leaders paid tribute to the services of the award-winning poet as the author of more than 70 books rendered invaluable services for the Urdu language.

Amjad was born on August 4, 1944 in Lahore. He did his Masters in Urdu from the University of Punjab in 1967. In 1968, he was appointed as an Urdu professor in MAO College Lahore. He continued to be a professor there until 1975. Same year in August, he became the deputy director in Punjab’s Arts Council.

He has been a vital part of the literary world. Some of his famous dramas include; Varis, Din, Fishar and many more. In 1975, his famous TV drama Khuwab Jaagtay Hain won an award.

He also translated the poetries of the African poets in Urdu called Kale Logon ki Roshan Nazmein.

Amjad Islam Amjad is also the recipient of Sitara-e-Imtiaz and is the author of more than 40 books in a career spanning 50 years. He has received many awards for his literary work and screenplay for TV, including Pride of Performance. Some of his well-known dramas are "Waris", "Dehleez", "Samandar", "Raat", "Waqt" and "Apnay Log".

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 282 282.25
Euro EUR 303.1 306.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.6 355.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181.1 183.1
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.1 209.1
China Yuan CNY 38.87 39.27
Danish Krone DKK 40.61 41
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.1
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.5 59.1
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.41 26.71
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.15 209.15
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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