OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE Glowing tributes were paid to the late Dr Nabi Bakhsh Baloch , a great scholar from Sindh, at a reference here on Saturday. Speakers eulogized his services and called for instituting chairs at various universities of Pakistan in memory of his unmatched contribution in the fields of history, literature, Sindhi language and education. The meeting also demanded that 100 great books of Islamic Civilization, as conceived by Dr . Baloch in Hijra Council, should be published. It was also resolved that to keep his name alive in the memory of new generation, roads in big cities should be named after him. Organised by the PINA the reference was preside over by Prof. Dr . Akram Chaudhry., former Vice Chancellor Sargodha University, and addressed by Prof. Muhammad Yousaf, Principal Cadet College, Larkana, Mr. Qasim Hyder, Director Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, Dr . Ejaz Hasan Qureshi, Chairman Board of Urdu Digest, Engineer Muhammad Rashid Sheikh, author of books on Dr . Baloch , Senator S.M. Zafar, Prof. Dr . Muhammad Saleem Mazhar, Head Persian Department, Punjab University, Dr . Abdul Ghaffar Soomro Federal Secretary Production, Justice (R) Dr . Munir Ahmad Mughal and Mr. Altaf Hasan Qureshee, Secretary General PINA. Mr Altaf Hasan Qureshee said that Dr . Nabi Bakhsh Baloch had strong commitment to Pakistan and was a living symbol of national unity. In his scholarly works, he made creative efforts to integrate society on the fundamental principles of the Quran and projected the message of love and harmony of Shah Abdul Lateef Bhittai in modern context. He had great sense of history and culture and established through research that Sindhi language and music were not the product of Sanskrit language and Indian music. He was of the firm view that to work for the unity and prosperity of Pakistan should be the sacred mission of every citizen. Prof. Muhammad Yousaf said that Dr . Baloch was the first to organize Pakistan Independence Day in US on 14th August, 1949. He said Dr . Baloch considered education a key to discover oneself and conquer the universe, and in that context he first established Faculty of Education in Sindh University, which he built under the guidance of Allama I.I. Qazi, a great philosopher of Sindh. Dr . Baloch , he added, was an original thinker and a world class planner. He planned International Islamic University and was the founder president of that institution. At the same time he organized Pakistan Hijra Council in eighties. Paying tribute to sterling qualities of mind and heart of late Dr . Baloch , he said that whatever responsibilities he was assigned, he did wonders by dint of hard work, selflessness and leadership role. Mr. Muhammad Rashid Sheikh, the author of biography on Dr . Nabi Bakhsh Baloch said that he was well-versed in six languages viz. English, Urdu, Arabic, Persian, Sindhi and Saraiki. Dr . Abdul Ghaffar Soomro from Islamabad, who has done his Ph.D. on Shah Bhittai under the guidance of Dr . Baloch , said that he was a genius of his time. He wrote books in six languages and spent 30 years in working on Shah Latif Bhittai. He produced six volumes on the great Sufi Poet with analysis of his musical expression in poetry. He also compiled Urdu-Sindhi and Sindhi-Urdu dictionary to bring the two languages closer. Dr . Soomro suggested that the project of producing 100 great books on Muslim civilization initiated by Dr . Nabi Bakhsh Baloch in collaboration with great Muslim scholars should be completed. Justice (R) Dr . Munir Ahmad Mughal, who has done his Ph.D. on Maulana Ubaidullah Sindhi from Sindh University, narrated a number of anecdotes of Dr . Baloch indicating his passion for Pakistan and Islamic values. Senator S.M. Zafar referred to the great contribution made by Dr . Baloch for nurturing national integration. Dr . Akram Chaudhry said that Dr . Nabi Bakhsh Baloch was a great man. He carried out documentation of works on Sindhi language. He suggested that we too should preserve indigenous wisdom available in local dialects. Dr . Baloch , a great disciple of Dr . Abdul Aziz Memon, made significant contribution in Arabic also. Dr . Akram lamented that no serious effort has been made to standardize Urdu as national language. He added that no official level dictionary has been produced so far.