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‘Parveen’s poetry had metaphor of death much before her passing away’

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KARACHI: Parveen Shakir’s poetry is exceptional because it has wisdom (daanish) in it which is unique to the poetess herself. At the same time being a student of linguistics and a reader of world literature she’s able to develop her own poetic diction. This was said by Prof Sahar Ansari in his speech on the […]

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Remembering Parveen Shakir — poet’s 21st death anniversary observed

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ISLAMABAD: The 21st death anniversary of the renowned poet, teacher and civil servant Parveen Shakir was observed on Saturday. Members of the Parveen Shakir Trust and Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) chairperson Qasim Bogio visited Ms Shakir’s grave this morning, and placed wreaths at her grave. Ms Shakir began writing at an early age, and […]

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Postal stamp issued in honour of Parveen Shakir

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Karachi: The national postal service, Pakistan Post, is releasing a commemorative postage stamp of Rs 10 denomination in the ‘Poets of Pakistan’ series, in tribute of legendary poetess Parveen Shakir. The stamp has been designed by Adil Salahuddin (Sitara-e-Imtiaz/Pride of Performance) and printed by Pakistan Security Printing Corporation, Karachi. The commemorative postage stamp will be […]

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Parveen Shakir’s 19th death anniversary today

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Karachi: The 19th death anniversary of noted poetess Parveen Shakir will be observed on Thursday (today). Different programmes will be organised in connection with the death anniversary of the poetess, who died in a tragic car accident while on her way to work in 1994. Quran Khwani will also be held on the day and […]

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Civil awards for Parween Rahman, Malala’s friends

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari approved on Friday civil awards for Dr Parween Rahman, a human rights activist and director of the Orangi Pilot Project who was recently murdered in Karachi, and Shazia Ramzan and Kainaat Riaz, school fellows of Malala Yousufzai who survived an attack by militants last year. Sitara-i-Shujaat will be conferred posthumously […]

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