Yawar’s services for drama production not to be forgotten: Marriyum

LAHORE – Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb on Saturday said the iconic producer and director Yawar Hayat would be remembered for a long time for his services in the field of drama production.

Expressing condolences with late Yawar Hayat’s son Tariq Hayat during her visit to his residence, she paid tribute to the legendary director for his services.

She said the country had lost a great asset and creative mind, whose contribution in the field of drama would be remembered forever. Yawar Hayat was a democrat as he had always supported democracy, she added.

Marriyum Aurangzeb said the prime minister was deeply grieved over Yawar Hayat’s death and he had conveyed his condolences to the bereaved family.

She prayed for the departed soul and hoped the Almighty grants courage and strength to the bereaved family to bear the loss with fortitude.

She assured the bereaved family of full support on behalf of the prime minister as well as the PML-N government.

Tariq Hayat said Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif were great art-lovers and they felt great pain at social deprivations.

MNA Tahira Aurangzeb and Seema Jillani were also present on the occasion.

IYawar Hayat passed away a few days ago at the age of 73 years. He had been suffering from lungs disease for quite some time.

Among his memorable drama serials were Jhok Siyal, Samandar, Nasheman, Kundi, Dehleez and Sahil-i-Gumshuda. He was considered one of the architects of Pakistan television’s drama serials.