ISLAMABAD, Feb 26 (APP): Capital Development Authority (CDA)
has approved renaming of 9th Avenue as “Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi Avenue”.
The renaming of avenue was approved in 2nd CDA Board meeting
for year 2017 headed by Chairman CDA Sheikh Ansar Aziz.
The summary for renaming of avenue was sent by the Planning
and Development Wing of CDA.
The 9Th Avenue will get its new name as Ahmed Nadeem Qasimi
Avenue after approval by Federal Cabinet.
Ahmad Shah Awan popularly known as Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi was
born in village Anga, District Khushab on November 20, 1916.
The famous literary figure died on July 10, 2006.
Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi was an Urdu English language poet,
journalist, literary critic, dramatist and short story author.
He wrote around 50 books on topics such as poetry, fiction,
criticism, journalism and art and was a major figure in contemporary
urdu literature.
He received awards as Pride of Performance in 1968 and Sitara
e Imtiaz in 1980 for his literary works.
Renaming 9th Avenue as Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi Road was a tribute
to his literary works and a bid to keep his name alive among present
and coming generations.
Capital Development Authority plans to name more roads in
Islamabad after more eminent personalities particularly martyrs
in war on terror. Work is in progress to locate a road to be
named after Safwat Ghayyur Shaheed.
Additional Inspector General of Police Safwat Ghayur
(July 14,1959 – August 4,2010) was a senior two-star police
officer serving in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa commandant of the
Frontier Constabulary.
He was a respected police officer, and a leader in the
country’s fight against terrorism, and was killed in a suicide
attack by the terrorists.
A road will be named after DIG Captain (Retd) Ahmed Mobin
Shaheed martyred in recent Lahore terrorist attack.