Arzu Center - Habib University
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About The Arzu Center

The Arzu Center for Regional Languages and Humanities contributes to Habib University’s overall vision and institutional mission through fostering pedagogy, research and scholarship in the various languages from Pakistan. Adversely affected by the lack of clearly defined educational and national priorities, this Center is designed to contribute to the revitalization of these languages and cultures.

It is linked to Habib University’s School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and will serve to meet the vernacular requirements of the University. The Center’s scope of work covers a wide range including language instruction, translation from and into the regional languages, development of pedagogical material, cultural and literary preservation and the promotion of language-based activities.

The Center is named after the 18th century poet, linguist and lexicographer, Siraj-ud-Din Ali Khan Arzu.

People of Arzu Center


Dr. Asif Farrukhi

Director for the Arzu Center for Regional Languages & Humanities.


Dr. Nauman Naqvi

Assistant Professor,
School of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences and Director of the Liberal Core

Dr. Saher Shah

Associate Professor

Dr. Inamullah Nadeem


Afzal Ahmed Syed

Associate Professor (Professor of Practice)

Arzu Center’s Upcoming Event

World Book and Copyright Day 2019 Tribute To A Legend

Date: 26/04/2019
Time: 6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Location: Tariq Rafi Theater

Habib University Library in collaboration with the ARZU center is paying tribute to the legendary Saadat Hassan Manto through
Dastan Goi.

“And it is also possible, that Saadat Hassan dies, but Manto remains alive”.

Join and spend an evening with us on World Book and Copyright Day 2019 and know more about Manto and enjoy his work.


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