Peshawar: The fifth death anniversary of Prof. Pareshan Khattak will be held on April 16, 2014. He had died on April 16, 2009. He was born on December 10, 1932 in District Karak.
Professor Pareshan Khattak was not only a good poet and philosopher, but also a very good administrator. He remained Chairman University Grants Commission of Pakistan. Vice Chancellor Gomal University D.I.Khan, Muzaffar Abad University, Azad Kashmir, Chairman Academy of Letters of Pakistan and as a Chairman and member of various important committees through Pakistan.
His poetry collections included ”TARANKAY” and “HAGHA DWA MALALY STARGAY”. His prose book “Pashtun Kon” is a worthy contribution to Pashto Literature which has clearly mentioned with evidences the origin of Pathans and is mentioned as a reference book all over the world. He received “Tamgha-e-Imtiaz” and “Sitara-e-Imtiaz” for his literary and national services. He will always be remembered among the literary circles as a legend in Pashto poetry.