Poets/Writers From Pakistan
Renowned feminist poet, known for her social consciousness and creative sensibility.
Young story writer from Pakistan, editor of literary journal "Ijra".
Important Pakistani fiction writer known for exploring new issues and treating them with an individual touch. Worked on important positions of Pakistan government
Iqbal Bano was a much admired ghazal singer from Pakistan. She learnt all forms of classical singing from Ustad Chaand Khan of the Delhi Gharana. The Pride of Performance Award was bestowed upon her.
Most prominent fiction writer, known for his stories woven around the experience of Partition and for his individual style of telling tales. The first Urdu writer to have been shortlisted for Man Booker prize.
Imtiyaz Ali Taj
Prominent playwright, known for his masterpiece 'Anakali'; also wrote humorous pieces, and stories for children, apart from creating the memorable character of 'Chacha Chakkhan'.