Popular poetess of Pakistan: Perveen Shakir
Famous play writer of Pakistan Television: Muneer Ahmed Qureshi (Munnu Bhai)
Few poets and poetesses of the present era have been able to influence the Urdu poetry as deeply as Parveen Shakir of Pakistan. Known as one of the greatest contemporary Urdu poetesses of Pakistan, Shakir was born in Karachi Pakistan on 24th November, 1952. Perveen Shakir completed her education in Karachi and did her Masters; one in English Language and one in Linguistic. Later she got another Masters degree in Bank Administration from Harvard University. Shakir also cleared the CSS exam; a highly competitive exam for Pakistani Civil Services. For nine years Shakir was associated with the teaching profession and then joined the Customs Department as a Civil Servant. She also worked as a second secretary, CBR Islamabad.
Popular poet of Pakistan: Mashkoor Hussain Yaad
His name was mostly associated with column writing but Muneer Ahmed Qureshi or ‘Munnu Bhai’, as he is better known, put on paper a few of the most remembered and revered drama serials in Pakistani television history. He has been one of the most outstanding and consistent writers in Pakistan. He was born on 6th February, 1933 in Wazirabad, Punjab. He finished his schooling from the Government College Attock. Initially he worked as a translator for an Urdu newspaper but eventually developed into a playwright and dramatist with exceptional capacity and skills. He devoted most of his pen and ink to PTV.
Popular Pakistani Poet: Jaun Elia
Mashkoor Hussain Yaad born on 10 September, 1925 was an eminent poet, writer and educational expert. He was not only recognized nationally, but he has also been admired on the international front on a global level. Professor Mashkoor Hussain Yaad has been awarded with the Mujahid Tehreek-e-Pakistan for his writings.
Famous Pakistani Author(Novelist): Hashim Nadeem
Syed Sibt-e-Asghar commonly known as Jaun Elia was born on the 14th of December, 1931 and produced wonderful pieces of art until his demise in 2002 on the 8th of November. He was not only a distinguished Urdu poet but he was also a philosopher, biographer and scholar. He was also an editor and translator. He was not the only creative one in his family, his brother; Rais Amrohvi was a well-known journalist and philosopher. His other brother, Syed Muhammad Taqi was a very popular Psychoanalyst as well as a journalist. Jaun Elia married Zahida Hina who was a very popular columnist. Jaun Elia, other than possessing all these abilities and such a rich background, also had an exceptional ability to speak various languages, some of which included Arabic, English, Persian, Sanskrit and Hebrew.
Talented Drama Writer from Pakistan – Haseena Moin
Hashim Nadeem is Pakistan’s writing prodigy born on 3rd February, 1976, having earned much acclaim due to his novels and scripts. Completing his intermediate from Cadet College Petaro after receiving early education in Quetta, Hashim Nadeem opted for medicine at the Bolan University of Medical & Health Sciences and eventually joined the civil service as assistant commissioner. His popularity increased due to his different and exclusive style and his ability to take any situation and mould it in a way so as to interest the audience. His work showed off his natural talent to express feelings like passion, hunger and other human emotions very easily. A man who is admired and whose work is enjoyed by the critics as well, it is no surprise that he is being perceived as the new face in fictional writing.
Pakistani Writer, Poet, Activist – Fatima Bhutto
Perhaps the best dramatist and playwright in Pakistani history, Haseena Moin born on 20th November, 1941, has written plays, drama serials and films. She has done it all. Her work has gained international recognition in the field of writing. Haseena Moin with her family migrated from highly populated city of Kanpur (India) to Rawalpindi, Pakistan, moving further on to Lahore and finally Karachi where she eventually settled. Haseena Moin graduated from the Government College for Women in 1960 and later on got her masters from The University of Karachi in History.
Famous and revolutionary poet of Pakistan:Faiz Ahmed Faiz
Fatima Bhutto, a woman who could have easily entered mainstream politics in Pakistan due to her family associations yet chose to channel her talents into journalism. Currently a writer, columnist and an activist but has no links with any political parties. Daughter of Mir Murtaza Bhutto and twice Prime minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto’s niece, Fatima Bhutto was born in Afghanistan on 29th May, 1982. At the age of three her parents separated and she moved from country to country with her father. Her father eventually re-married Ghinwa Bhutto, and it is her to whom Fatima credits her upbringing. After completing her secondary education, she went abroad to Manhattan’s Barnard College and then to the SAOS at the University of London for her degrees in Middle Eastern Languages and South Asian studies respectively.
Popular Pakistani Writer: Bano Qudsia
Sailkot a city in the provinceof Punjab Pakistan enjoys the honor of being the hometown of two of the greatest poets of the Urdu language; Allama Iqbal and Faiz Ahmed Faiz. Famous poet of Pakistan Faiz was born on 13th February, 1911 in an educated family. He received his early education in his hometown and later went to Lahore for further education. From the very beginning he showed an interest in languages and his exceptional talent made people take him seriously from a very early age. He joined the MAO College Aligarh as a lecturer; however his literary activities soon saw him as a member of the Progressive Writers Movement. It is said that during the time he was doing his Masters, he was introduced to and influenced by communist ideas and he became a member of the communist party.
Pakistani Poet: Amjad Islam Amjad
Bano Qudsia is a very famous writer and play writer from Pakistan. She was born on 28th of November, 1928 in British India. She was not only fluent in writing novels and short stories but she was also popular as a play writer. The popular characteristics of Bano Qudsia include her intelligence and spiritualism. She was also an intellectual. She is an Urdu writer but has also written in Punjabi for theater and television.
Amjad Islam Amjad born in Lahore on 4th August, 1944 is a poet and lyricist. He has written more than 40 books. He received his early and secondary education from the Government Islamia College Civil Lines. After obtaining another degree from the University of Punjab in Urdu literature, he started working as a lecturer. Eventually he became the director of PTV. But after a number of years he returned to the post of a lecturer again.