The 14th death anniversary of great writer, playwright and broadcaster Ashfaq Ahmed is being observed today (Friday).
His works included novels, short stories and plays for television and radio. He wrote several books in Urdu.
He was awarded President’s Pride of Performance and Sitara-i-Imtiaz in the field of literature and broadcasting.
In 1962, Ahmed started his popular radio program Talqeen Shah which made him immensely popular among the people in towns and villages.
In his later years of life, Ahmed was greatly inclined towards Sufism. His close association with Qudrat Ullah Shahab and Mumtaz Mufti was also attributed to this tendency. He used to appear in a get together with his fans in PTV program Baithak and Zaviya where he gave swift but satisfying responses to each and every question posed by the youth audience.
Ashfaq Ahmed died of pancreatic cancer on 7 September 2004.