KARACHI (NNI): Renowned Sindhi intellectual‚ writer‚ journalist and former editor of Sindhi daily Hilal-e-Pakistan Sirajul Haq Memon has passed away in Karachi. He was 79.
Born in Tando Jam in 1933 Siraj Memon was the author of many scholarly works on history and literature and also the author of Parado So Ee
Saddu. He wrote about a dozen books and is considered a pillar of modern Sindhi. He published two collections of short stories and 6 novels in Sindhi. He also worked on Sindhi linguistics and contributed research reports on history of Sindhi language. He had been the editor of established Sindhi daily Hilal-e-Pakistan for six years.
When Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto‚ the first elected Prime Minister of Pakistan‚ formed Pakistan Peoples Party in late sixties‚ he bought the Hilal-e-Pakistan newspaper‚ which used to publish from Hyderabad at that time. In 1972‚ Bhutto decided to shift the paper to Karachi and switch over
to modern methods of printing. Renowned writer Sirajul Haq Memon was appointed the editor who took the paper to new heights. The daily Hilal-e-Pakistan‚ under the editorship of Siraj revolutionized Sindhi journalism. Siraj resigned from editorship when the Martial Law regime of Gen. Zia took over the paper in late 1977.
Sirajul Haq Memon also served on several important positions including the Assistant Secretary of Sindhi Adabi Board. He was the uncle of Sindh Information Minister Sherjeel Memon. Khuhro condoles death of Siraj ul Haq Memon: Acting Governor Sindh Nisar Ahmed Khuhro has expressed his deep grief and sorrow over the sad demise of renowned writer and novelist Siraj ul Haq Memon. In a statement issued here on Saturday acting governor Sindh Nisar Ahmed kuhro has paid tribute to Siraj ul Haq Memon for his services in Sindhi Adab and he said
that his services for sindhi adab will be long remembered.He also expressed his condolence with bereaved family.
Qaim condoles death of Siraj ul Haq Memon: Chief Minister Sind Syed Qaim Ali Shah has expressed his deep grief and sorrows on sad demise of renowned scholar, shortstory writer, intellectual, layer and former editor of daily HILAL-E_PAKISTAN Siraj ul Haq Memon who expired last night in a local hospital. He was brother of Chairperson Sindhi Language Authority Mrs Fahmeeda Hussain and former PTV Producer Abdul Haq Azeem. Chief Minister Sindh rang up Sindh Information Minister Mr. Shajreel Enam Memon and expressed sorrows with him on demise of his uncle. He prayed from Almighty to place his soul in eternal peace and give courage to family members and friends to bear this irreparable loss.