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Urdu poetry collection Waqt launched

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KARACHI: Waqt, a collection of Urdu poems and ghazals by Peerzada Salman, was launched at the Alliance Francaise on Friday evening. Saying Peerzada Salman is a prolific writer seems an understatement. He almost daily writes and reports on art, culture, literature and even politics besides contributing his weekly column titled 50 years ago to Dawn […]

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The man behind thousands of love stories

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Karachi: Being young and in love can leave one short of the right words that can truly express their feelings to the person their heart aches for. When that happens, many turn to the man whose words work like a love potion – the king of romantic Urdu poetry Amjad Islam Amjad. For countless lovebirds, […]

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‘Khalid Moin’s poetry rejects violation of human rights’

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By: Zaib Azkaar Hussain Karachi: Glowing tributes were paid to renowned poet Khalid Moin during the launching of his fourth Urdu poetry collection titled ‘Na-gahan’ at the Karachi Press Club (KPC) on Saturday. Prominent journalist and writer Ahfazur Rehman, who presided over the function, said that Moin has used unique metaphors in order to highlight […]

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Poet Amirul Islam Hashmi dies

KARACHI: Eminent Urdu poet Amirul Islam Hashmi passed away after a long illness here on early Monday morning. He was 83. Mr Hashmi was known for his humour-laden Urdu poetry. He was one of those poets whose humour embodied literary allusions and references. His books ‘Gar Tu Bura Na Maane’, ‘Waliakumus Salam’, ‘Zarb-i-Zarafat’, ‘Ye Arz […]

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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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Celebrating Faiz: The man, the legend

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Faiz Ahmed Faiz would have turned 102 years old yesterday. In his absence, the world has changed. Pakistan has changed. And yet, his memory remains a constant amongst the people. Those close to him remember him as a multi-faceted man who became the voice of a generation through the power of his poetry and his […]

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