MARDAN, 16 October: Writers and columnists on Monday organized a literacy  event in honor work of known poet Saadullah Jan Barq in history, literature and journalism.

The event was organized by writers and journalists of the district here at Mardan Press Club with Saadullah Jan as chief guest. Several poets, writers and journalists were present on the occasion. Speakers and participants of the event alike paid tributes to Barq for his untiring work on Pakhtuns’ history and literature and lauded his untiring services.

“Here people’s services are reminded after their demise but today we break this tradition as we want to honor services of all writers and poets of Pashto language during their life time,” commented known poet Noor Rahman Sahar.