ISLAMABAD – Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) on Thursday organised a seminar, paying rich tributes to Pushto poet Rehman Baba for his services in promoting teachings of Sufi saints and reformation of society.

The speakers included eminent poets and intellectuals Prof. Nasir Ali Syed, Dr Abbasi Yousaf Zai and Noorul Amin Yousafi. Renewed singer Faiz Khan Kheshki recited a popular Ghazal of Rehman Baba.

The event was hosted by the university’s Department of Pakistani Languages in collaboration with the university’s Peshawar Campus.

Dr Shahid Siddiqui underlined the need of seeking inspiration from Sufism to build a healthy and civilized society. The university, he added, will conduct research work on the life of Sufi poets for guidance of the young generation.-Online