Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi organized a prestigious ceremony in memory of Zia Mohyeddin and Amjad Islam Amjad, two intellectual and literary figures of Pakistan, in Jawn Elia lawn.President Arts Council Muhammad Ahmed Shah Anwar Maqsood, Iftikhar Arif, Zahra Nigha, Kishwar Naheed, Anwar Shaoor, Azra Mohyeddin, Noor ul Huda Shah, Anbareen Haseeb Anbar, Asghar Nadeem Syed, Ashfaq Hussain, Nasir Abbas Nair, Mazhar Abbas, Javed Siddiqui (online), Hameed Shahid, Well-known personalities related to science and literature including wusatullah Khan , Nadeem Zafar Siddiqui, Junaid Zuberi, Ashraf, Akbar Islam participated while Shakeel Khan performed the duties of Moderater.
President Arts Council Muhammad Ahmed Shah Said that this news was painful for everyone, Zia Sahib used to accompany us in every literary festival session, he had to go to America too, the whole world knows that Zia was the same, I loved him very much.
His childhood, all Life, how he died , collecting money in the second year for visit of Murree ,His initial training was with NM,Rashid, then his visit to Lahore and Karachi. Telling stories of marriages, love affairs his eyes liten up, he said that he has many things which are not printed, he showed me all and said that when I am gone, you have to do this work, it is the grief of a lifetime, he said that Amjad Islam Amjad was closely related to me .Amjad Islam Amjad was a great man, it was a big tragedy for us, he was supposed to participate in our Pakistan Literature Festival. No longer, both of them had a close relationship with the Arts Council. Zia Sahib wrote Shakespeare’s first play in the Arts Council.
All his writings are to be collected. We condole with all the people of this country who love literature, the well-known writer and humorist Anwar Maqsood said that I was with Zia Mohyeddin for fifty-five years, I learned to write from Zahra appa and learned to speak from Zia Mohyeddin. I learned from Zia Sahib that how to read fiction and poetry, to call soft to soft, to call hot to hot, to call problem a problem.
He said that Zia sab’s last play was “Romeo and Juliet”, in which Juliet repeatedly said “Romeo where are you?” Then Romeo’s voice was heard, but today if someone calls Romeo, the voice will not come. Famous poet Iftikhar Arif said that Zia Mohyeddin was a very difficult man , anyone needed a lot of courage to be close to him, for his friendship and familiarity, he said that I have not seen a classical person like Zia, before we did not have the concept of education, he showed enthusiasm and grace.Zia Mohyeddin show and the way he used to read, there was never a reader like him.