Amar Fayaz

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Amar Fayaz
Amar Fayaz
Native name
امر فياض
Born (1972-12-01) 1 December 1972 (age 47)
ResidenceHyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan
EducationMaster's Degree in Sociology, Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
Alma materShah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur
OccupationProgrammer, Columnist, Linguistics, Author
EmployerSindhi Language Authority
Known forWriting, Computer Programming, Editorial Writing
Home townKhairpur
Parent(s)Hamiz Ali Buriro (Late)
Websitewww.amarfayaz.com

Amar Fayaz, (Sindhi: امر فياض), (born 1st December 1972) is writer, computer programmer who writes on socio political issues and developing computer programming in local Sindhi and Urdu langauges. He has developed various programs in Sindhi & Urdu languages and has recieved several awards.

Biography[edit | hide all | hide | edit source]

Amar Fayaz was born in a tiny village named Jani Buriro, district Khairpur, Sindh on 1st December 1972. He got his primary education from Government Primary School Jani Buriro and after passing the primary and middle level he went to Khairpur for high education in Government Naz Pilot High School Khairpur Mir’s. Having Exam phobia which was explored in tenth standard when Amar became sick and admitted in hospital and diagnosed in this psychological illness, the then minister of Education has specially issued directive that Amar will not sit in examination hall but in the office of Head of School, college & university. Suddenly Amar was diagnosed a cluster of brain tumors. After two operations Amar became able to carry on his education and he joined Shah Abdul Latif University. Where from he passed Masters in Sociology.

Literary work[edit | hide | edit source]

Amar Fayaz has started writing on socio-political issues through local Sindhi newspapers and then after joining social development sector he wrote several case studies on lack of education in remote areas of Pakistan and health hygiene issues. Having literary background Amar has written short stories and poetry but his contribution in spreading of folk wisdom and culturally rich Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai’s poetry in three languages including Urdu, English & Punjabi. He wrote openly on transgender issue and their identity which was laterally published in Urdu Aalmi Akhbar and after having this alarming issue the then Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has taken sou-moto and issued orders to NADRA for issuing Computerized Identity Cards to all transgender living in Pakistan. Meanwhile he continued writing in Sindhi Urdu & English language through blogs and articles.

Computing Career[edit | hide | edit source]

Amar Fayaz, has endeavored to bring this latest technology to the service of major Pakistani languages such as Urdu & Sindhi. He realized that, these languages of our country faced formidable challenges due to non-compatibility with browsers designed especially for the handheld devices such as Tablet computer and Smartphones. One of the major issues so far as Urdu was concerned was the use of the traditionally preferred Nastaleeq style on the web. Finally he was able to create the first Web based Nastaleeq font 'Amar Nastaleeq'.[1], which is a lightweight font that allows robust and reliable conversion to various embeddable formats for use across major OS’s, browsers and devices, now leading media group of Pakistan, Jang Group is using this font on their websites. Beside this he has introduced first time in the history of web world the First Sindhi language & Urdu SYNTAX in web development where this led a milestone of localized coding in foreigner languages. Today his program is widely used in World Wide Web consortium and it is also utilized in facebook and other social networks. After all amazingly Amar Fayaz has not obtained any degree or diploma of Computer Science but same like Abdul-Majid Bhurgri who is pioneer or Sindhi Computing, Amar is legacy of MB-Sindh[2]. Then Newports Institute of Communications & Economics has invited to him for taking responsibilities as Head of Department in Information technology, where he introduced first time students blogging system in the faculty. After one year Government of Sindh initiated Abdul-Majid Bhurgri institute of Sindhi Computing under the umbrella of Sindhi Language Authority where Amar is appointed as Deputy Director IT. Today Amar is busying to convert Sindhi Literature, dictionaries and books in latest cutting edge technology of Web & Mobile Apps from platform of Sindhi Language Authority.