Hajra Masroor

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Hajra Masroor (Urdu: ہاجرہ مسرور; born January 17, 1930)  is a Pakistani feminist writer. She has written several books of short stories in which she has raised the social, political, legal, and economic rights for women equal to those of men. She has also received several awards including Pride of Performance Award for best writer in 1995 and Aalmi Frogh-e-Urdu Adab Award. Hajra began writing […]

Lehri

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Safirullah Siddiqui ‘Lehri’ (January 2, 1929 – September 13, 2012) was one of Pakistan’s greatest comedians who made his name in Urdu films. His film career started in the 1950s and lasted until the 1980s. He passed away on Sept. 13, 2012 in Karachi after a prolonged illness. He was 83. Lehri won the Nigar Award  for around a dozen films. […]

Rais Amrohvi

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Syed Muhammad Mehdi, known as Rais Amrohvi (or Raees Amrohvi) (رئیس امروہوی) (1988-1914) was a noted scholar, Urdu poet andpsychoanalyst from Pakistan. He was born on September 12, 1914 in Amroha, India, in a notable family of scholars. Almost all the members of his family were poets. He migrated to Pakistan on October 19, 1947 and settled in Karachi. He was known for his unique style of Qatanigari […]

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 […]

Feroze Khan (field hockey)

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Feroze Khan (Urdu: فیروز خان) (September 9, 1904 – April 21, 2005) was, at the time of his death, the world’s oldest Olympic gold medal winner, following the death of U.S. athlete James Rockefeller in 2004. He was part of British India’s Olympic hockey team at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, who won the gold medal for the event.  After his death, Roger Beaufrand of France became the oldest living Olympic […]

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. […]

Haider Ali

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KARACHI: Pakistan’s Haider Ali wants to create history by becoming the first Pakistani athlete to lift a Paralympic gold as he prepares for tomorrow’s long jump event. Ali, who suffers from Cerebral Palsy, took part in F-37/38 Category men’s long jump in Beijing Paralympics in 2008 and covered a distance of 6.44 meters, winning a silver […]