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Renowned Urdu poet, writer Fahmida Riaz passes away

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Renowned Urdu poetess and activist Fahmida Riaz passed away in Lahore on Wednesday. She was 73.Riaz always raised her voice for women rights and democracy. She also headed the National Book Foundation. Fahmida Riaz remained an activist in her academic life. She spoke and wrote against the ban on student politics during General Ayub’s regime. […]

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38th death anniversary of Ibn-e-Insha observed

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The 38th death anniversary of eminent Urdu poet humorist and travelogue writer Sher Muhammad Khan, also known as, Ibn-e-Insha was observed on Monday throughout the country. Ibn-e-Insha was born in Jalandhar district of Indian Punjab in 1927. He later migrated to Pakistan. He got fame from his humorous poetry and columns. He died because of […]

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Peerless Sindhi poet Shaikh Ayaz comes back to life at week-long festival

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HYDERABAD: For the generation that has known Shaikh Ayaz, the peerless 20th century Sindhi poet, through his work, a week-long event provided a meticulous and crispy short-course. Laced with musical and dance performances, the ‘Ayaz Festival’ at Cafe Khanabadosh drew thousands of Ayaz’s fans. The festival started with a photo exhibition and was followed by […]

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A Pakistani artist’s gift to Gulzar

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Pakistani artist Shahid Rassam has embarked on an ambitious series of artworks to visualise the poetry of Ghalib and Gulzar Internationally known Pakistani artist Shahid Rassam is currently working on a major series of artworks based on the works of the great Urdu poets Ghalib and Gulzar. The series is a novel way of expressing […]

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Capital all set to mark Ghalib’s 144th death anniversary today

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ISLAMABAD: The 144th death anniversary of classical Urdu and Persian poet Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan Ghalib will be observed today in the capital. Ghalib was born on December 27, 1796, in the city of Akbarabad (present day Agra). He is considered as an all-time great classical Urdu and Persian poet. He wrote several ghazals during […]

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