Rich tributes paid to Zahid Malik


Zubair Qureshi


Ulema, religious scholars and intellectuals while attending Fateha Khawani and Dua ceremony for the departed soul of the Father of the Nation Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah on his 71st Death Anniversary paid rich tributes to the founding Chairman of the Nazriya Pakistan Council (NPC) Zahid Malik (late) who had pioneered the annual Fateha and Dua on Quaid’s death anniversary.
The credit for this years’ long tradition goes to Mr Malik, they said, as he initiated this and now it has become a regular feature of the NPC’s calendar.
Mr Malik they said had perennial love and regard for Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
Late Mr Malik wanted to see Pakistan in accordance with Quaid’s vision, a progressing, peaceful tolerant Pakistan. Zahid Malik’s books on Islam and Pakistan also reflect his faith in the bright future of the country and his service to Islam. Malik’s iconic “Mazameen-e-Quran” has endeared him to a large number of Muslims all over the world.
The book originally written in Urdu has been translated and published in many international languages including English, German, French and Spanish.
Besides Islam and Pakistan, Zahid Malik worked all his life to highlight the Kashmir dispute on various national and international forums.
In fact, Kashmiris living in the Indian Held Kashmir (IHK) considered him their spokesperson in Pakistan as Mr Malik through seminars, discussions and roundtable conferences, kept the international community informed and awake about this unfinished agenda of the division of India.