Amar Fayaz Buriro

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Amar Fayaz Buriro (Template:Lang-sd) is blog writer and expert of the Sindhi and Urdu Language engineering. He was born on 1 December 1967 in a small village Jani Buriro, Khairpur District, Sindh, Pakistan. He works as an IT Specialist at the Sindhi Language Authority (SLA).[1][2]

Education[edit | hide all | hide | edit source]

Amar received his primary education from his native village Jani Buriro. He got a Secondary School Certificate from the public Naz High School in Khairpur in 1983. He then went on to earn a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the public Technical College in Khairpur in 1988. He obtained a master's degree in sociology from Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur in 1999.[3]

Professional career[edit | hide | edit source]

Amar has worked in Pakistan Railways as divisional head of Track Machines, where from he resigned in 2000. He then joined in social development sector. From 2000 to 2011 he worked in various organizations including United Nations, Cosmos communications and World Vision Pakistan. In 2011 he dedicated himself in language engineering. In 2013 he developed first Urdu Nastaleeq font which was most lightweight and it could be embed on websites.[4] He named it Amar Nastaleeq. Then he was offered the post of Head of department Information technology in Newports Institute of Communications and Economics, Karachi.[5] Looking to his services Sindhi Language Authority had invited him to join as Head of Sindhi Informatics in 2015. From January 2015, he is working as IT specialist in the Authority.

Development in Sindhi language engineering[edit | hide | edit source]

In Sindhi Language Authority Amar had gathered a computational team and developed online Sindhi learning portal,[6] Online Sindhi dictionaries portal[7] and biggest contribution he developed first online available Sindhi Optical character recognition,[8] which was praised by all walks of Sindhi literary figures including minister of Culture, Tourism & Antiquities, government of Sindh Syed Sardar Ali Shah as "coming generations will always remember and honour him".[9][10][11][12] Amar has been working on Indus script and recently he engineered the symbols of Mohenjodaro[13] on corpus edited by famous Indologist and Sindhologist Asko Parpola.[14][15][16][17]

Literary career[edit | hide | edit source]

Amar has written several ٌٌblogs on sociopolitical issues which are published in the Sindhi language newspapers and online Urdu blogs.[18] including his own website.

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  2. https://tribune.com.pk/story/1332593/regional-languages-fail-technology-barrier/
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  10. https://www.urdupoint.com/fbinstant/706284.html
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  12. "Sindhi OCR is the new birth of Sindhi Language: Syed Sardar Shah". The Sindh Times. 22 February 2017. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  13. https://www.dawn.com/news/1287140
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  16. https://www.harappa.com/blog/free-complete-indus-font-package-available
  17. https://sites.google.com/site/induscivilizationthethird/indus-script-symbols-available-for-down-load
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