ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority has planned to name three different roads of the capital after prominent personalities.
In this regard, recommendations of the CDA board would be submitted to the committee established under the Ministry of National History and Literary Heritage for its consideration. The roads would be named after Josh Malihabadi, Jameeluddin Aali and Hafeez Jalandhari.
Commemorating their services, the CDA Board has recommended to rename Service Road (West), Sector D-12, as Josh Malihabadi Road, Service Road (South), Sector D-12, as Jameeluddin Aali Road and Service Road (East), Sector D-12, as Hafeez Jalandhari Road.
Signboards will be installed on the newly-named roads after formal approval from the competent forum.
Josh Malihabadi was a prominent Pakistani poet and was known for his ghazals, nazam and marsias. He had also worked for the Anjuman-i-Taraqqi-i-Urdu. He was awarded Hilal-i-Imtiaz by the government.
Jameeluddin Aali was a poet, critic, playwright, columnist and scholar. Aali wrote many books as well as national songs. He was awarded Pride of Performance and Hilal-i-Imtiaz by the government.
Hafeez Jalandhari was an Urdu poet who wrote the national anthem. He actively participated in Pakistan Movement and used his writings to inspire people for the cause of Pakistan.
CDA usually names roads of the federal capital after renowned personalities and national heroes for creating awareness among the new generation about the outstanding services rendered by these people.
So far, over 100 roads of Islamabad have been named after prominent personalities.
Published in Dawn, July 21st, 2019