The Capital Development Authority—CDA has made the plan of naming 3 different roads of Islamabad after the prominent personalities.
Regarding this, the suggestions of the CDA board would be submitted for the committee formed under the Ministry of National History and Literary Heritage for consideration. The roads would be named after Jamaluddin Aali, Hafeez Jalandhari and Josh Malihabadi.
Remembering their services, the Development Authority board has suggested renaming the Service Road—West—Sector D-12 as Josh Malihabadi Road, Service Road—East—Sector D-12 as Hafeez Jalandhari Road and Service Road—South—Sector D-12 as Jameeluddin Aali Road.
Signboards would also be installed on the newly named roads after the official approval from the competent forum.
Jameeluddin Aali was a poet, columnist, critic and scholar. He wrote many books as well as the national songs. He was also honoured with Hilal-e-Imtiaz.
Josh Malihabadi was a prominent Pakistani poet and was famous for his nazams, marsias and ghazals. He was also given Hilal-e-Imtiaz by the government.
Hafeez Jalandhari was an Urdu poet and the writer of the national anthem. He was an active participant of the Pakistani Movement and used his works for inspiring people for the cause of Pakistan.
It is a common practice of CDA to name the roads of the capital city after the famous personalities and national heroes for imparting awareness among the new generation regarding the outstanding services given by these people.
Till date, more than 100 roads of the federal capital have been named after the prominent personalities.