Allama Iqbal Open University will hold a condolence reference at its main campus next week to pay homage to renowned writer late Mushtaq Ahmed Yousufi.
Mushtaq Ahmed Yousufi, was a renowned Urdu humor and comic writer in the second half of the twentieth century, who died last week, a press release said on Monday.
He was awarded the Sitara-i-Imtiaz in 1999 and the Hilal-i-Imtiaz in 2002, the highest literary honor given by the government.
The condolence reference is parts of series, initiated by the Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Shahid Siddiqui to remember those national figures, who achieved a great name in the respective profession and become a source of inspiration for the young generation.
The event will be arranged by the Urdu department of the University, and will be presided over the Vice Chancellor.
Distinguished literary personalities including Ata ul Haq Qasmi, Iftikhar Arif, Prof Fateha Muhammad Malik and Dr. Tahir Masood are expected to attend the condolence reference.