Pakistan has a rich literary background and is a home to numerous talented Authors and Poets. Here are a few Authors and Poets from Pakistan:

Abdaal Bela:

Abdaal Bela is an Urdu language fiction writer born on 14th December, 1956. His notable works include “Pakistan Kahani”, “Darwaza Khulta Hai” and “Zer Labi”. He tops the list for Authors and Poets from Pakistan


Ahfaz-ur-Rehman was a respected journalist, writer and poet born on 4th April, 1942. He worked significantly for the freedom of press and rights of journalists.

Ahmad Bashir:

Ahmad Bashir was born on March 24th, 1923 and was popular writer and journalist. His notable works include “Dil Bhatkey Ga” and “Jo Milay Thay Raaste Mein”.

Ahmad Faraz:

Syed Ahmad Shah, known by his pen name, Ahmad Faraz is a renowned Urdu poet from Pakistan. He was born on 12th January, 1931 and was popular for his romantic poetry. He was awarded with numerous awards for his work.

Aijaz Ahmad Mangi:

Aijaz Mangi is a famous journalist and writer, born on February 25th, 1965. He writes for a newspaper named, “Daily Ummat.” He is known for interviewing many famous personalities, including Murtaza Bhutto.

Akhtar Raza Saleemi:

Akhtar Raza Saleemi, whose birth name is Muhammad Pervaiz Akhtar was born on 16th June, 1974. He is known to be an Urdu, Hindko and Potohari writer, poet, critic and editor.

Akhtar Sheerani:

Akhtar Sheerani was born on 4th May, 1905 and is a famous Urdu poet and is known for his romantic poetry.

Mir Taqi Mir:

Mir Taqi Mir is a famous, legendary Urdu Poet, born on February 1723; his work is still recognized and respected in Urdu literature.

Mirza Adeeb:

Mirza Adeeb was born on 4th April, 1914. He was famous as drama and story writer. “Pas-i Pardah” is his one of his most notable works.

Ali Moeen:

Ali Moeen Nawazish is a young Urdu columnist, born in Rawalpindi.

Faiz Ahmed Faiz:

Faiz Ahmad Faiz was born in 13th February, 1911. He is known for his commendable Urdu poetry and revolutionary ideas. He was awarded with numerous awards and titles including the Nishan-e-Haider.

Ishtiaq Ahmed:

Ishtiaq Ahmad was born in 1941 and is renowned for his Urdu detective novels.

Ismail Ahmedani:

Ismail Ahmedani was a well-known Saraiki writer. He was a novelist and fiction writer. He was born on 1st January, 1930.

Ismat Chughtai:

Ismat Chughtai was born on August 15th, 1915 and was a famous Urdu writer known for her feminist ideology.

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