Amar Fayaz Buriro

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Amar Fayaz Buriro
Sindhi: امر فياض ٻرڙو
Amar Fayaz Buriro, Picture captured during Hyderabad Literature Festival 2016
Amar Fayaz Buriro, Picture captured during Hyderabad Literature Festival 2016
Native name
Fayaz Hussain Buriro
Born(1967-12-01)1 December 1967
Village Jani Buriro, Khairpur District, Sindh, Pakistan
Pen name"Amar"
OccupationWriter, blogger, language engineer
EducationDiploma in Mechanical engineering, Master of Arts in Sociology
Alma materShah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur
Notable worksSindhi OCR, Sindhi web development, research

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Amar Fayaz Buriro (Sindhi: امر فياض ٻرڙو‎) 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]


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]

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]

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]

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.


  1. "Amar Fayaz Buriro" (PDF). Retrieved 2017-04-06.
  3. "MC2k15: Profile of Fayaz Amar Buriro by Nimra Pathan". 31 January 2017. Retrieved 2017-04-06.
  4. "امر نستعلیق ریلیز! | اردو محفل فورم". Retrieved 2017-04-06.
  5. "Amar Fayaz Buriro – "Sky's The Limit" | Indus Asia Online Journal (iaoj)". 16 June 2015. Retrieved 2017-04-06.
  6. "About us". Retrieved 2017-04-06.
  7. "Online Sindhi Dictionaries | آن لائين سنڌي ڊڪشنريون". Retrieved 2017-04-06.
  8. "Sindhi Optical Character Recognition". Retrieved 2017-04-06.
  9. "Experts stress need to reform STB syllabus | ePaper | DAWN.COM". 22 February 2017. Retrieved 2017-04-06.
  11. "Software to convert handwritten Sindhi words into code developed". 23 February 2017. Retrieved 2017-04-06.
  12. "Sindhi OCR is the new birth of Sindhi Language: Syed Sardar Shah". The Sindh Times. 22 February 2017. Retrieved 2017-04-06.
  14. "Indus Script". Retrieved 2017-04-06.
  15. "Revisiting Mohenjodaro | Opinion". 24 February 2017. Retrieved 2017-04-06.
  18. "فیاض امر کی تازہ ترین تحریر۔۔"اعتراف" – عالمی اخبار بلاگ". 24 June 2009. Retrieved 2017-04-06.

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