Yusuf paid tribute for preserving literature, history

National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) organized a condolence reference to pay tribute to late Muhammad Yusuf for his tremendous services for preserving literature and history. Muhammad Yusuf, who passed away on September 4 and was laid to rest at H-11 graveyard Islamabad.
Executive Director Lok Virsa Dr Fouzia Saeed expressing her grief said that, Muhammad Yusuf has left a big gap in Islamabad as it is still difficult to believe he has gone.
“We are fortunate to have someone like him who inculcated love for books and engaged with the community in so many ways,” she said.
She announced that Lok Virsa will always cherish what Yusuf created with his sheer dedication and love for reading. “As a person he was one in a million”, ED Lok Virsa stated.
Chairman Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) Prof. Dr Muhammad Qasim Bughio highlighted his contribution towards Islamabad’s history and culture where he created a platform for books that will remain an essential for this twin cities.
“Muhammad Yusuf had a versatile personality as he was known as book lover who created a platform at heart of capital which was a hub for intellectual,” he said.
Renowned poet and Columnist, Muhammad Izhar-ul-Haq said that, those who possess the books and habituate of reading books, for them, the persecution of Yusuf is a great trauma. He was the architect of culture. He was from those luckiest who associated with such sacred profession.
“Yusuf lived in the world of books and took people to this world. The love of the word and the books of love, people learned from them, Veteran Columnist Amaar Masood said. Others Speakers also paid tributes to Muhammad Yusuf (Late).—APP

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