New book termed valuable addition to English literature.

PESHAWAR -- Caretaker Chief Minister Mohammad Azam Khan has said that public servants have also contributed to society through literary pursuits.

He said that a former bureaucrat had done a commendable job by writing an epic poem in a book form, replete with marvelous images of Bibi Mubarika and Zahiruddin Babur. He said that 'code of Pakhtunwali' was depicted in the book.

The caretaker chief minister was addressing as chief guest a book launching ceremony at Victoria Hall of Peshawar Museum on Sunday. Literati and former bureaucrats attended the event.

The ceremony was arranged jointly by Peshawar Museum and English Literary Society of Edwardes College Peshawar.

Mr Khan said that Sahibzada Riaz Noor, a former bureaucrat, had brought to life the lives of Bibi Mubarika and Mughal Emperor Babaur in a befitting manner.

Earlier, video messages of Muniza Shamshi, Dr Syed Amjad Hussain and Akbar Ahmad were shown to the audience. They talked about various aspects of the book and termed it a valuable addition to world history and English literature with powerful description.

Shaibzada Riaz Noor in his remarks said that he composed his epic poem to give a due place in history to a respected lady Bibi Mubarika and the role she played in reconciling Mughal kings with Yousafzai Pakhtuns.

He said that Bibi Mubarika fulfilled the last wish of her husband Babur by taking his remains from Agra to Kabul, covering a long journey of 1,100 miles fraught challenges and dangers on the way.

Speakers termed the poetry book...

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