Information Minister Shibli Faraz has said his father and renowned Urdu poet Ahmad Faraz always raised voice against the excesses and oppression perpetrated in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ&K), Palestine or any other part of the world.
He was talking to the media persons at H-8/1 graveyard on the occasion of the death anniversary of Ahmad Faraz.
The Information Minister said humanity and the people of this country were the constituencies of Ahmad Faraz who always gave the message of peace and love.
He said Ahmad Faraz was sincere in his message. He was a brave person who never compromised on his principles. He said the love Ahmad Faraz received from the people has no parallel in the country’s literary history.
He said the work of great poets such as Ahmad Faraz is a guide for all of us.
Meanwhile, addressing an event organized by Pakistan Academy of Letters in Islamabad on Tuesday in connection with the death anniversary of his father Ahmad Faraz, Shibli Faraz emphasized the need for promoting literary work of different writers and poets to acquaint the youth with their rich heritage and true values.
The Information Minister said the literary work of our great poets and writers also provide a solution to the problems faced by society.
He said the contemporary writers should continue their struggle to link the people of the country with their values and traditions.
Referring to the work of Ahmad Faraz, the minister said he had a deep connection with the people and his message was based on honesty and sincerity. He said Ahmad Faraz always raised voice for the oppressed people.