Governor Punjab Engr. Muhammad Baligh ur Rahman has said that Faiz Ahmad Faiz was a great personality in the Urdu language and literature. He was not only the most important cultural and literary reference of his era but also the most effective spokesman for the working class. Governor Punjab expressed these views while speaking at the opening ceremony of the 2nd Faiz Adbi Mela held at the Islamia University of Bahawalpur.
He said that Faiz was an ideological and revolutionary poet and had a great love for his homeland. Faiz Ahmad Faiz was an optimist who gave the message of hope and positivity. He praised the 2nd Faiz Adbi Mela organized by the Department of Urdu at the Islamia University of Bahawalpur and said that the credit for organizing a high-level event in the university goes to the Vice-Chancellor, Engr. Prof. Dr. Athar Mahboob who organized international and national conferences, and literary festivals, at the Islamia University of Bahawalpur.
On this occasion, Vice-Chancellor Engr. Prof. Dr. Athar Mahboob said in his address that Faiz Ahmad Faiz was an epoch-making figure due to his thoughtful reference to the Urdu language and literature.
Meanwhile Governor Punjab, Engr. Muhammad Baligh-ur-Rahman Monday inaugurated the competitive examination center at the Islamia University of Bahawalpur (IUB). He appreciated the efforts of Secretary Education South Punjab Dr. Muhammad Ehtsham Anwar and Vice-Chancellor, the Islamia University of Bahawalpur Engr. Prof. Dr. Athar Mahboob for establishing a unique center of its kind in government universities. He said that not only Bahawalpur Division and South Punjab but also students from other provinces were studying in IUB and these students were developing leadership skills along with education after completing their education, these students would serve the nation.