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

Interim Dean & Associate Professor School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Director Arzu Center for Vernacular Languages and Humanities


Dr. Nauman Naqvi

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

Dr. Sarah Humayun

Assistant Professor,
AHSS & Co-Director of Arzu

Dr. Saher Shah

Associate Professor

Dr. Inamullah Nadeem


Afzal Ahmed Syed

Associate Professor (Professor of Practice)

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For inquiries please contact:
Ms. Zainab Nayani
Program Coordinator, School of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Call: +92 21 111 042242 Ext –  5332
Email: arzu@habib.edu.pk

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Past Events

2nd Creative Writing Showcase

2nd Creative Writing Showcase

Date and Location
Raza Hussain S. Agha Multipurpose Hall


Urdu Poetry on the Internet

Urdu Poetry on the Internet

Date and Location
Soorty Lecture Theater


Lady Changez Khan & Pom Pom Darling

Lady Changez Khan & Pom Pom Darling

Date and Location
Tariq Rafi Lecture Theater, Habib University