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Writers, scholars call on govt to promote, protect mother languages

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ISLAMABAD: Ali Ahmed Qamar is a writer from Gilgit-Baltistan, who has written two books in the Balti and Potohari languages. In 2010, he submitted both to the Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) to be considered for the Kamal-e-Fun award. However, PAL said neither of the languages was being considered for the award, and suggested he […]

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‘Intizar Hussain Award’ announced

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ISLAMABAD: Legendary fiction writer Intizar Hussain was remembered at a reference at Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) on Tuesday. Born on December 7, 1923, at Dibai, India, Intizar Hussain died in Lahore on February 2. He wrote around 40 books, including ‘A Chronicle of the Peacocks’ and ‘The Death of Sheherzad.’ He was conferred with […]

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Novelist Abdullah Hussain meets fans at PAL

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By: Jamal Shahid ISLAMABAD: Renowned novelist Abdullah Hussain, who had disassociated himself from the Pakistan Academy of Letters 17 years ago, accepted the literary body’s invitation to meet his fans on Tuesday. The event was arranged by the PAL to honour the renowned writer and novelist, and discussed his impressive contributions to Urdu literature. Dressed […]

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Shabnam Shakeel – a pillar of Urdu literature

ISLAMABAD, March 8: At the Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL), poets and friends gathered on Friday to celebrate the memory of the poet Shabnam Shakeel, saying that “Urdu literature lost one of its pillars” with her death last Saturday, in Karachi. The poet Kishwar Naheed, former director-general of the Pakistan National Council of the Arts, […]

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Josh Literary Conference’ on 22nd

ISLAMABAD: The Josh Literary Foundation will arrange ‘Josh Literary Conference’ on February 22 to pay homage to the services of great revolutionary poet Josh Malihabadi on his 31st death anniversary. The conference will be arranged in collaboration with the Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL). Prominent poets and scholars, including Agha Nasir, Syed Mansoor Aqil, Dr […]

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