Zaib-un-Nissa Hamidullah

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Zaib-un-Nissa ( Arabic: زیب‌النسا‎; transliterated Zeb-un-Nissa, Zaibunnissa, Zaibun Nisa, Zaibunisa, Zaib-un-Nisa, Zebunnissa, Zeb-un-Nisa) Hamidullah (December 25, 1921 – September 10, 2000) was a pioneer of Pakistani literatureand journalism in English, and also a pioneer of feminism in Pakistan. She was Pakistan’s first female columnist (in English), editor, publisher and political commentator. Zaibunnisa Street inKarachi was named for her.  Before Partition, she wrote for many Indian newspapers, and was the first Muslim […]

Pakistan students outshine US youth in Space Art Contest

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Colorado: Capturing many of award slots, Brilliant Pakistani students outshine their counterparts from United States and Turkey in Space Foundation Student Art Contest. The Space Foundation invited students from around the world in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade to submit original artwork depicting the theme, “Space is Infinite — Explore!” More than 1,500 contestants from U.S. […]

Melody in the Darkness

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“We may have lost the light in our eyes, but we wish to see a bright future for our country”, says Khaadim Jaffri, a visually impaired musician from Multan who has not allowed his disability to become a handicap. Along with brother Mukhtiar Jaffri and pianist Ajmal,the trio have composed music for several Siraiki albums. […]

Pakistani film “Lamha” bags two awards at New York Film Festival

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KARACHI: Pakistani film “Lamha (Seedlings)” bagged two awards at the New York City International Film Festival (NYCIFF), which concluded early Friday. “Lamha” won the Best Feature Film – Audience Award and its leading lady Aamina Sheikh won the Best Actress in Leading Role award in a late-night ceremony at the Angelika Film Centre in New […]

Ishtiaq Ahmad

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Ishtiaq Ahmad (or Ishtiaq Ahmed or اﺸﺘﻴﺎﻖ اﺤﻤﺩ in Urdu), is primarily a fiction writer from Lahore, Pakistan (originally from Jhang,Pakistan), famous for his spy, detective novels in the Urdu language, and is the author of the highest number of novels (his 773rd novel is published by Atlantis Publications in April 2011) by any author in any language throughout the world.[citation needed] He started by writing short […]

Fatima Surayya Bajia

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Fatima Surayya Bajia PP (Urdu: فاطمہ ثُڑیا باجیا), is a renowned Urdu novelist,playwright and drama writer of Pakistan. She has been awarded various awards at home and abroad including Japan’s highest civil award in recognition of her works. She also remained Advisor to the Chief Minister of Sindh province in Pakistan. Born on 1 September 1930 in Hyderabad, India, she has never attended a formal school, all her […]