Amjad Islam Amjad continues to make Pakistan proud!
The renowned Pakistani Urdu writer and poet Amjad Islam Amjad was awarded the prestigious Necip Fazil International Culture and Art Award in a ceremony held in Istanbul.
He is the only foreign recipient of this award, which is quite an honor for Pakistan. The ceremony was organized to give honor the literary heritage of famous Turkish poet and philosopher Necip Fazil Kisakurek.
The ceremony was attended by the famous leading literary figures including Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.
The Turkish President addressed the ceremony and also congratulated Amjad Islam Amjad, he said:
“Amjad Islam Amjad is one of the most important poets in modern Urdu literature and a prominent figure in Pakistan”.
“Pakistan is a cherished friend of Turkey. Typically, relationships are based on mutual benefit. But the Turkey-Pakistan friendship is based on sincerity and solidarity.”
Amjad also thanked the jury as well as the President Tayyip Erdogan in his acceptance speech, he said:
“Turkey is close to every Pakistani’s heart, I consider Erdogan the greatest leader of the Muslim world in present times.”
Pakistan’s Ambassador to Turkey Syrus Qazi also shared:
“The award is an acknowledgment of Amjad’s outstanding contributions to literature”.
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