The Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi organized an event in the memory of prominent professor Shakeel Farooqi at the Arts Council’s Jaun Elia lawn.
Farooqi’s colleagues, professors, family members, and literary personalities attended the event.
Expressing his view on the occasion president Arts Council Mohammad Ahmed Shah said: “Farooqi was a venerable member of the council and remembering him was a responsibility we paid off today”
He has dedicated his life for the betterment of this society in his university he was famous for his activism for teacher’s and student’s rights, Shah said.
Remembering prof. Farooqi, Vice-Chancellor of KU Khalid Iraqi said, people knew him as Prof. Shakeel Farooqi but for me, he was Shakeel Bhai. I heard his speech for the first time in 1983; he struggled to take KU forward.
He was a great advisor student, professor, and Vice-chancellors often used to consult with him. “I learned from Farooq to maintain relationships despite the differences”
Speaking on the occasion senior journalist Alauddin Khanzada said, Farooqi has fulfilled all his duties in his life really well, he did full justice to his teaching profession, and he was a master of knowledge.
“I am sure that all his companions and professor will support us in completing farooqi’s unfinished tasks. He will be missed” said Zohaib Tariq
On the occasion, Riaz Ahmed, Zafar Talat Aalam Talat, Maqsood Ansari, Tariq Ameen, Dr. Fayyaz, and Ameen Memon also shared their views whereas the event was moderated by the member governing body of Arts Council Shakeel Kha