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Urdu critic, writer Dr Saleem Akhtar passes away

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LAHORE: Renowned critic, short story writer and educationist Dr Saleem Akhtar passed away here on Sunday. He was 84. The funeral prayers for him will be offered at 10am in the Kareem Block graveyard, near Jahanzaib Block, Allama Iqbal Town, today (Monday). Dr Akhtar’s death has been widely condoled in the literary circles of Lahore. […]

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Art of oral storytelling: Manto’s radio plays illustrate the comic side of witty Urdu writer

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KARACHI: Zambeel Dramatic Readings successfully combined the tradition of oral storytelling, the reminiscent radio programmes and the rich literary work of Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto in a session at the The Second Floor (T2F) on Saturday. During the reading, four performers mesmerised the audience with the plays of Manto written for the radio in […]

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Prof Hameed Ahmed Khan: a campaigner for Urdu

“In our country, someone who works hard creates enemies. Hameed Ahmed Khan worked too much and he created too many enemies for himself,” wrote Mumtaz Hasan in Mr Khan’s obituary published in the April 1974 issue of ‘Urdu nama’, a literary magazine of Karachi. Prof Hameed Ahmed Khan did everything he could as vice chancellor […]

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