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Honoring Jamiluddin Aali’s contributions at Abu Dhabi’s Embassy

Farzana Mansoor

ABU DHABI (UAE): An event was held at the Embassy of Pakistan, Abu Dhabi to screen a documentary on the sub-continent’s great poet, writer, columnist, drama-writer and educationist, late Jamiluddin Aali. On this occasion, Zulqarnain Jamil Aali, son of late Jamiluddin Aali was also present.
Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador Faisal Niaz Tirmizi paid rich tribute to the long struggle and contribution of Jamiluddin Aali that had helped in country’s national unity, promoting women equality, uplifting of Urdu literature and promoting culture of tolerance.
He recalled Aali Sahib’s writing including columns in Pakistan’s daily newspapers, inviting attention towards political, cultural as well as socio-economic aspects. He said that Milli Naghma “Jeeway Jeeway Pakistan” written by Jamiluddin Aali has become a symbol of Pakistan’s recognition in the world.
The Ambassador also highlighted the role of Zulqarnain Aali in development of the UAE during his 15 years stay from 1980s to 1990s as a member of the UBL team.
Zulqarnain Jamil Aali also spoke on the occasion and narrated different aspects from the life of his father including his struggle after migration. He highlighted role of Pakistan’s great poet as a father, husband and above all, as a loyal citizen of the country.
A documentary was also screened, presented life’s various aspects of a great poet.
The event was attended by close family members of Jamiluddin Aali, prominent members of Pakistani community and staff of the Embassy.

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