Islamabad: Ashfaq Ahmad the legendary writer, broadcaster and intettectual of Urdu literature known for his mystic and philanthropic mind was remembered on his death 13th anniversary on Thursday across the big cities of Pakistan.
Ashfaq Ahmad wrote dozens of TV dramas and hosted famous programmes of state-run broadcasting station ‘Talqeen Shah’ which was broadcasted by Radio Pakistan for about 35 years.
His famous state-run television channel plays were ‘Munchaley ka Soda’ ‘Aik Muhobaat Sao Fasaney’ ‘Tota Kahani’ ‘Hairat Kada’ and ‘Afsaney’. His friends and relatives participated in ‘fateha khwani’ for the departed soul at his residence here on Thursday.
Ashfaq Ahmed authored more than 20 books in Urdu. His works included novels, short stories and plays for television and radio as well. He was awarded President’s Pride of Performance and Sitara-i-Imtiaz for meritorious services in the field of literature and broadcasting. Ashfaq Ahmad died on September 7, 2004. –
Being a friend of Qudratullah Shahab and Mumtaz Mufti, Ashfaq Ahmed was inclined towards Sufism. His show Zaviya, which later on appeared in book form, was food for thought for many. His short story Gadarya depicted the atrocities inflicted upon innocent people during partition of subcontinent. Indeed, Gadarya and his drama Mun Chalay Ka Souda were his magnum opi. He beautifully integrated Quantum Physics with Sufism with great dexterity and skill.
He was awarded President’s Pride of Performance and Sitara-i-Imtiaz for meritorious services in the field of literature and broadcasting
It is need of the hour that we should promote the work of such soft writers and introduce to our youth to remove anger, hate and aggression from them. Promotion of equality and brotherhood is the need of time, and that was the eternal message of this great writer. We should do good to others so that we may be rewarded by blessings from Allah.