LAHORE – Paying tributes to the late Prof Dr Sarfraz Hussain Mirza for his national services, TheNation Editor-in-Chief and Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust Chairman Majid Nizami has said that the late Miza was a patriotic Pakistani and had great love for the Quaid-e-Azam, Allama Iqbal and Mohtarman Fatima Jinnah.

He was addressing a condolence reference for Dr Mirza. It was held at Aiwan-e-Karkunan Tehrik-e-Pakistan on Saturday. NPT Vice-chairman Professor Dr Rafique Ahmed, Pakistan Movement Workers’ Trust Chairman Colonel (rtd) Jamshed Ahmed Tareen, Punjab University professors Dr Musarrat Abid, Syed Qalb-e-Abid, Hassan Romi, Ajmal Niazi, Brigadier (rtd) Zafar Iqbal, Dr MA Soofi, daughter of late Sarfraz Mirza Professor Ambreen Mirza, Begum Mehnaz Rafi, Dr Parveen Khan, Shahid Rasheed, Rafaqat Riaz, friends and family members of Dr Mirza and people from different walks of life attended.

Dr Sarfraz Hussain, a renowned scholar and Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust’s Research and Publications Department Director died in Lahore on March 30, 2012. During his life, he served as the head of South Asia Studies Centre in Punjab University and wrote about three dozen reference books on the Pakistan Movement. He had served in the NPT for some 10 years.

Majid Nizami, presiding over the condolence reference, termed the late professor “a very good writer and administrator and a kind teacher”. He said that Sarfraz Hussain spend his whole life in spreading the thoughts of Quaid and Iqbal.

Speakers paid glowing tribute to the national and educational services of late Dr Sarfraz Hussain. They prayed that Allah Almighty rest his soul in peace and give strength to his family members to bear this irreparable loss.