The government will set up a “Faiz Chair” at Karachi University as well as at Sindh University.
The purpose of these posts is to promote research on the literary work of the poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz. The announcement was made on the eve of the Faiz Centenary Celebrations held at the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Banquet Hall of Chief Minister House. The Sindh government will support the research work. Shields were distributed to admirers, researchers and the families of the people who had worked hard to promote Faiz’s work. A scholar from India, Dr Ali Javed, said that Faiz wanted to eradicate exploitation and injustice.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 19th, 2011.