03:00pm to 05:00pm
SDPI conference hall, 4th floor, Taimoor Chambers, Fazal-ul-Haq Road, Blue Area, Islamabad
Dr. Enver Sajjad was an acclaimed fiction/short story writer, outstanding novelist, author and actor, who passed away on Thursday evening at the age of 84 after a prolonged illness, spending his final hours at his residence in Raiwind, Lahore. He was born on May 27, 1935 in Lahore.
Dr. Enver Sajjad first studied medicine and completed his MBBS from Lahore’s King Edward Medical College. But it was due to his acting skills and flair for writing short stories, plays, and novels that he earned fame. In 1989, he was awarded with the Presidential Pride of Performance award. He authored several works of fiction, including Chauraha, Janam Roop, Khushiyon Ka Bagh, Neeli Note Book, Talash-e-Wajood, ZardKunpal, Rasi ki zanjeer, Nigar Khana Saba, Sumandar, and others.
Opening Remarks: Dr Abid Qaiyum Suleri, Executive Director, SDPI
Chair of the Session: Ms. Kishwar Naheed, Renowned Poet
- Ashfaq Salim Mirza, Renowned Writer, Author and Critic
- Dr. Hameed Shahid, Fiction Writer and Literary Critic
- Dr. Humera Ishfaq, Writer, Literary Critic, Teacher and Research Fellow, SDPI
- Ahmad Salim, Progressive Writer, Poet, Literary Critic and Senior Advisor Education & Religious Diversity, SDPI