Poets/Writers From Karachi
Afzal Ahmad Syed
One of the leading Pakistani poets known for his layered poetic expression.
Prominent modernist poet, story writer, one of the first poets to write prose poems; also edited important journal "Tashkeel".
Leading Pakistani poet who writes a four-lined on current affairs daily for the Pakistani Newspaper Jung.
Asad Mohammad Khan
Prominent Urdu fiction writer from Pakistan who also occasionally writes poetry
Prominent Pakistani exponent of new Urdu ghazal, famous for his ghazhal 'Wo ishq jo hum se rooth gaya' sung by many singers.
Aziz Hamid Madni
One of the stalwarts of new Urdu ghazal in Pakistan. Some of his ghazals have been put to music.
Renowned Urdu poet of humour and satire.
Woman poet from Pakistan, known for strong feminist and anti-establishment leanings.
Ibn e Insha
Pakistani poet known for his ghazal "kal chaudhanvi ki raat thi, shab bhar raha charcha tera".
Renowned feminist poet, known for her social consciousness and creative sensibility.
One of most prominent post-modern Pakistani poets, known for the uniqueness of his poetic experience.
One of the most prominent modern Pakistani poets, popular for his unconventional ways.
Mushtaq Ahmad Yusufi
Most prominent humorist and satirist of Pakistan; author of extraordinary works "Chiraagh Tale" and "Aab-e-Gum". He received Sitara-e-Imtiaz and Hilal-i-Imtiaz, the highest literary honours by the Government of Pakistan.
Also known as Tegh Allahabadi, was a C.S.P officer in Pakistan, assassinated in mysterious circumstances.
A prominent scholar and literary figure also known as a story writer, poet, and translator. Edited ‘Nigar’، a journal of remarkable repute
One of the most outstanding modern poets of Pakistan.
One of the most popular woman poets who gave expression to feelings and experiences specific to women.
Famous indian poet who migrated to Pakistan. He earned polularity with many of his oft-quoted shers.
One of the most outstanding Pakistani poets of new ghazal.
Prominent Pakistani poet and journalist
One of the most prominent modern Urdu critics. Famous for his promotion of the Anti-ghazal trend of poetry and anti-modernism views.
Well-known poet from Pakistan famous for his ghazal "main khayaal hoon kisi aur ka…"
- Born : Gujranwala
- Domicile : Karachi
- Died : Karachi
Famous Pakistani woman poet known for her unconventional views on society. Committed suicide at a young age.
Prominent among New Wave poets in Pakistan who died in a train accident.
One of the most prominent post modern poets, known for his valiant fight against a fatal illness.
Prominent poet who mastered the poetic idiom of Lucknow poetry.
One of the prominent women poets famous for the soft and lyrical tone of her poetry.
Pre-modern poet, known for blending the best of the classical and the modernist
Well-known poet and author to draw upon social issues, also edited an important journal 'Qaumi Zaban' published from Pakistan
Poet and critic, known for his critical book on the art of Iqbal
A prominent ghazal poet from Pakistan, known for his novel perception of human emotions
Pakistani poet and author; published his collection of love poems Lab-o-Rukhsaar; authored a critical book Shairi ki Zabaan
Anwar Sen Roy
Prominent fiction writer and journalist, known for his novel "Zillaton Ke Aseer"; served BBC for long.
Prominent Urdu poet from Canada having progressive leaning.
Eminent contemporary Pakistani Urdu fiction writer, critic,editor & academician. Father of writer & translator Asif Farrukhi.
Leading Pakistani poet having popular appeal, grandson of Behzad Lakhnawi.
Famous for his ghazal " ai jazba-e-dil gar main chahun har cheez muqaabil aa jaye" sung by many singers.