Division Commissioner Shumail Ahmad Khawaja visited the mausoleum of Maulana Zafar Ali Khan in Karamabad and laid a floral wreath on his grave besides offering Fateha. He paid rich tribute to Baba-e-Sahafat.

DCO Rafaqat Ali and Wazirabad AC Muhammad Anwar Beryal accompanied him.

He praised Maulana for his meritorious services towards Urdu language, poetry, journalism, Pakistan Movement and Islam. He was the father of Urdu journalism.

He said Maulana Zafar Ali Khan was a symbol of dedication and determination as his only goal was the achievement of Independence and in the connection, he spent considerable span of life in jail for the creation of Pakistan.

“We are remembering the person who throughout his life fought against the evil forces with his pen and spent most part of his life in imprisonment,” said Commissioner, adding Maulana Zafar Ali Khan never compromised on upholding the principles of truth and freedom of expression, even at the cost of closure of daily Zamindar.

“The Gujranwala Division is proud that Great Pakistan Movement Stalwart Maulana Zafar Ali Khan born and belong to this land,” he added.