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Hazrat Khwaja Ghulam Fareed URS celebration beginning .  -  Three-days Ceremonies Of URS Of The Famous Saint And Sufi Poet Of the South Punjab Hazrat Khwaja Ghulam Fareed will be Starting  From 6th February.KFF is The Host Of The Celebration Ceremony.  Diwan-e- Fareed new research, which the Author is Mr. Mujahid Jatoi are celebration ceremony will be held on February 7th in Qaser-e-Fareed. KFF is the  host of the celebration ceremony. The Delegation Of Khwaja Farid College Rahim Yar Khan, Visit The Kot Mithan. A Delegation Of The Professors And Lecturers In The Leadership Of Mr. Chaudhry Mohammad Akram Principal Khwaja Fareed College Rahim Yar Khan Visited The Kot Mithan. After Darbar –e-Fareed Thay Also Visit The Khawaja Fareed Museum And Then They Attended a Ceremony Arranged by KFF, in Qaser-e-Fareed.  

  Understanding Diwan-i-Farid 

Translated and Explained by Dr. Shahzad Qaiser 

  Federal Secretary (Retired)

Father’s Name  Dr. Nazir Qaiser, M.A. PhD Philosophy

Occupation

Member Public Service Commission, Lahore

Date of Birth 6th March, 1950  Place of Birth Lahore (Punjab)

Languages Known  English, Urdu, Punjabi, Saraiki Residential Address 21C/2, Gulberg 3, Lahore

Residential Telephone  +92-42-35016620  +92-42-35759921

Educational Qualifications

  • B.A. Government College, Lahore, 1968
  • M.A. Philosophy, University of the Punjab, Lahore, 1970
  • PhD Philosophy, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, 1994
  • (My Doctoral Dissertation is based on the poetry of Khawaja Ghulam Farid, a Sufi poet of the nineteenth century belonging to South Punjab, Pakistan. His poetry conveys both transcendent and immanent meanings in their simultaneity. It is a culturally rich poetry, which is instrumental in developing social consciousness of individuals. It primarily brings forth the cultural aspects of education. It is creative in forming educative and cultural psyche of the people).

Professional Employment

  • Assistant Commissioner, Kahuta
  • Assistant Chief, Planning & Development Department, Lahore
  • Assistant Commissioner, Shujabad
  • Assistant Commissioner, Khanewal
  • Deputy Secretary, Cooperatives Department, Lahore
  • Additional Deputy Commissioner (General)/ Resident Director, Arts Council, Multan
  • Deputy Secretary, Chief Minister’s Secretariat, Lahore
  • Deputy Commissioner, Multan
  • Additional Secretary, Education Department, Lahore
  • Additional Secretary (Implementation & Coordination), Services & General Administration Department, Lahore
  • Deputy Managing Director, Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation, Islamabad
  • Joint Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Rawalpindi
  • Secretary Education Punjab, Lahore
  • Member Board of Revenue (Judicial-I)/ Chief Settlement Commissioner Punjab, Lahore
  • Director (Management), National Institute of Public Administration, Lahore
  • Director (Studies), Pakistan Administrative Staff College, Lahore
  • Director General, Punjab Institute of Language, Art and Culture, Lahore
  • Additional Secretary, Public Affairs Wing, Prime Minister’s Secretariat, Islamabad
  • Secretary Tourism Division, Islamabad
  • Special Secretary to the Prime Minister, Prime Minister’s Secretariat, Islamabad
  • Vice President Iqbal Academy Pakistan, Lahore

Professional Training

  • Academy for Administrative Training, Lahore - Stood First in the CSS / Final Passing out Examination (20.02.1976 to 05.04.1977) 
  • Assistant Commissioner (under training), Dera Ghazi Khan and Multan (1977-1979) 
  • Project Training Cell, Planning & Development Board, Lahore, Short Course in Project Preparation and Appraisal (26.10.1978 to 02.11.1978) 
  • Pakistan Academy for Rural Development, Peshawar One Week Workshop in Area Development Planning (1.11.1978 to 7.11.1978) 
  • Local Government Training Institute, Lalamusa Two Weeks Training Course for Project Managers Rural Development (16.12.1978 to 28.12.1978)
  • National Institute of Public Administration, Lahore Special Course in District Administration and Development for Officers of the DMG (28.02.1982 to 15.04.1982)
  • National Institute of Public Administration, Lahore 42ndAdvanced Course in Administration and Development (12.09.1982 to 30.12.1982) 
  • National Institute of Public Administration, Lahore 16th Review and Evaluation Session (16.07.1984 to 22.07.1984)
  • National Institute of Public Administration, Lahore A Course on Labour Management Relations (21.11.1992 to 26.11.1992)
  • Colombo Plan Staff College Manila, Philippines–Participation in Senior Administrator’s Conference for CPSC Corporate Plan Manila, Philippines (02.12.1997 to 4.12.1997) 
  • Punjab Institute of Human Resource Development Lahore – Three day’s Workshop on Procedure / Methods for preparation of PC-I, PC-II, Monitoring & Evaluation of Development Schemes (16.04.1998 to 18.04.1998) 
  • Pakistan Administrative Staff College, Lahore – 72nd National Management Course (07.02.2000 to 10.06.2000)
  • Pakistan Administrative Staff College, Lahore – Third Course on Information Technology and Electronic Government (12.03.2001 to 17.03.2001)

Honours, Prizes & Awards

  • Academic Roll of Honour, B.A. Government College, Lahore, 1968
  • Arnold Gold Medal for First Class First  in  M.A. Philosophy, University of the Punjab, Lahore, 1970 
  • Begum Iqbal Rashid Gold Medal, for standing first in the Social Sciences, University of the Punjab, Lahore, 1970 
  • Sheikh Nanak Baksh Silver Medal for standing first in M.A. Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University of the Punjab, Lahore, 1970
  • Certificate of Merit, M.A. Philosophy, University of the Punjab, Lahore, 1970 
  • Pitras Bokhari Award in English Literature, Academy of Letters, Islamabad, Pakistan, 1994
  • Waris Shah Award in Punjabi Literature, Academy of Letters, Islamabad, Pakistan, 1994
  • Allah Nawaz Khan Tareen Gold Medal, PhD Philosophy, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan,  1994 
  • President’s Award for Pride of Performance (Literature), 1998 
  • Khawaja Ghulam Farid Gold Medal, Islamia University, Bahawalpur, 1998
  • Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Literature), 2009

Seminars/Conferences/Congresses

  • Delegate to the Second International Iqbal Conference, Tehran, Iran (1986)
  • Participated in the Third Allama Iqbal International Congress, Lahore. (1998)
  • Participated as leader of the official delegation to the World Punjabi Conference held in the Patiala University, Patiala, India (2004) 
  • Participated in the International Conference on Sufism: Sufi Traditions, Philosophy and Poetry under the Foundation of SAARC Writers and Literature (FOSWAL), New Delhi, India (2006) 
  • Participated in the International Conference on “Religious Tolerance and Inter-Faith Harmony” at Sheikh Zayed Islamic Centre, Karachi University, Karachi (2007)
  • Participated in the SAARC Conference of Writers and Intellectuals under Foundation of SAARC Writers and Literature (FOSWAL), New Delhi, India. (2007)
  • Participated in the International Symposium on the 800th birthday of Mawlana Jalaleddin Rumi organized by UNESCO and Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Turkey in (Istanbul & Konya), Turkey (2007) 
  • Represented Pakistan as Head of Pakistan’s Delegation in the 2nd International Conference on Climate Change and Tourism held in DAVOS, Switzerland (2007)
  • Represented Pakistan in the World’s second largest travel trade event World Tourism Mart-2007 held from 12-15 November in London 
  • Represented Pakistan in South Asia Tourism and Travel exchange (SATTE) Openworld-2008 held in New Delhi, India from 18-20 April, (2008) 
  • Represented Pakistan in the 20th Joint Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for East Asia and the Pacific from 9-11 June, (2008) at Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
  • Participated in the International Conference on “Resurgence of Sufism as a Universal Movement for Peace and Development”, held from 18-20 July, (2008) at Hafiz Hayat Campus, University of Gujrat, Pakistan.
  • Accompanied the Prime Minister of Pakistan during his visit to Turkey from 27th  to 31st Oct (2008)
  • Participated in A Sufi-Yogi Dialogue: Discovering and Sharing the Wisdom of the Sages: Organized by the Global Peace Initiative of Women, April 8th-12th, (2010) Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Participated in A Sufi- Yogi Dialogue, Organized by the Global Peace Initiative of Women and Shinnyo-En, November15th-19th (2Republic of Pakistan in Bosnia and Herzegovina on 18th May 2012
  •  “Iqbal on the Development of Religious Consciousness”, Iqbal International Conference, Organized by Government College University, Faisalabad on 29-30 November 2012
  •   “Israeli Oppression and the Need of Awakening World Conscience on the Plight of the Palestinian and Arab Prisoners and Detainees in Israeli Jails”: The International Conference of Solidarity with the Palestinian & Arab Prisoners in Israeli Jails sponsored by the League of Arab States and hosted by the Republic of Iraq  on 11th & 12th December 2012 in Baghdad, Iraq

Countries Visited

United Kingdom, United States of America, Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Denmark, Italy, Vatican, China, Japan, Thailand, Philippines, Singapore, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Qatar, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Sarajevo-Bosnia- Herzegovina and Turkey

Membership of Associations

  • Vice President Iqbal Academy Pakistan, Lahore
  • Resource Person/Panellist OIC Activities, OIC General Secretariat, Jeddah
  • Member Selection Board, International Islamic University, Islamabad
  • Member Selection Board, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan
  • Member Selection Board, University of Sargodha
  • Member Governing Council of the Iqbal International Institute for Research & Dialogue of the International Islamic University, Islamabad
  • Secretary Research, Iqbal Forum International, Lahore
  • Member Philosophical Association of Pakistan, Lahore
  • Chairman Sir Syed Educational Association Pakistan, Lahore
  • Ex-President English Forum, Department of Philosophy, University of the Punjab, Lahore
  • Ex-President Alumni Association, Department of Philosophy, the University of the Punjab, Lahore

 BOOKS

English Language: Metaphysics, Religion and Philosophy      

  • Quest for the Eternal
  • Of Intellect and Reason
  • The Metaphysics of Khawaja Ghulam Farid
  • The Message of Diwan-i-Farid
  • Iqbal and Khawaja Ghulam Farid on Experiencing God
  • Dimensions of Kh. Farid’s Metaphysics
  • Metaphysics and Tradition
  • Beyond the Manifest
  • Understanding Diwan-i-Farid
  • The Metaphysical and Cultural Perspectives of Khawaja Ghulam Farid’s Poetry and Iqbal

Urdu Language: Inshaiya (Light Essays)

  • Clearance Sale
  • Saaf Chuptey Bhi Nahei
  • Aina Baney Hai Parhein
  • Lutf-i-Agahi

  Punjabi Language: Poetry

  • Dooji Akh (Poems)
  • Asmana Dey Bohey Khol (Kafis)
  • Mein Nahein Sab Tun (Kafis)
  • Gal Wich Payum Prit Mohar (Kafis)
  • Talawat-i-Wujud (Kafis)
  • Ishq Faqr Dey Sung (Kafis)

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