ISLAMABAD (APP) - Directorate General of Films and Publications (DFP) Monday launched the latest issue of Mah-e-Nau, also containing translation of letters of Ghalib in Urdu language. The issue of Mah-e-Nau (September-October) containing translation of Ghalib's letters by Mukhtar Ali Khan (Perto Roheela) is a good effort on part of DFP and would long be remembered in the literary world, said renowned writer Sharif Farooq. Speaking as chief guest at the launching ceremony of the edition of Mah-e-Nau, Sharif Farooq appreciated the effort of Perto Roheela and said he would long be remembered for the work he has accomplished. On the occasion, Sharif Farooq shed light on the life and poetry of Perto Roheela and expressed the hope the DFP would publish Pashto poetry of Perto. Perto Roheela thanked DFP for publishing his translation of Ghalib's letters in Mah-e-Nau. He said it was Director General of DFP, Mrs. Sajida Iqbal who encouraged him to translate Quliat-e-Ghalib from Persian to Urdu language and termed this effort as a team work. "Basically the credit goes to Mrs. Sajida Iqbal for her ideas and cooperation as well as National Book Foundation (NBF) that he got succeeded in accomplishing the task," he added. Commending work of Perto Roheela, Mrs. Sajida Iqbal said he worked hard for the purpose and every one should read this book. Highlighting the achievements of DFP, she said it has launched a series of publications which included a book and posters titled Pakistan: A Pictorial View Pashto magazine Abasin (Khushal Khan Khattak number). The chronology of Pakistan, consisting of six editions will also be launched on January 6. DFP has launched five publications, carrying historical documents, speeches and statements of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah in connection with his birth anniversary and launched collection of Urdu and English speeches of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto as the Prime Minister in books form in connection with her first death anniversary. The DFP has also prepared a detailed compilation of the life history, philosophy, struggle and speeches of those great leaders who are the makers of Pakistan. She said the DFP has prepared documentaries on Quaid-e-Azam, Allama Iqbal, Fatima Jinnah and other prominent figures of Pakistan movement. Mrs. Sajida Iqbal said she was very happy over setting up of digital film making studio along with the latest facilities. On the occasion, Farida Hafeez, Saba Mohsin and others lauded the efforts of DFP and put their suggestions to make the Mah-e-Nua more worth-reading. Later, Mrs. Sajida Iqbal presented DFP's souvenir to Sharif Farooq and Perto Roheela. Managing Director Associated Press of Pakistan (APP), Syed Iqbal Hussain, renowned literary figures and DFP staff also attended the ceremony.