The corpus of Urdu literature is rich with commemorations of Karbala and odes to its martyrs
But the Ashura of Muharram was not merely a day for the renewal of Islam only
Kashmiri is regarded among the very few prominent poets who gave a new colour to Urdu poetry, especially the ghazal
Rahman led Bangladesh for only four years prior to his ouster from power and subsequent assassination
The ghazal is a revelation of the poet’s own awareness of his approaching death
Habib Jalib has written numerous poems on Palestine and the Lebanese Civil War
The poem compares Pfau to a blue-eyed sparrow arriving in a veritable desert
Jafri began his career as a fiction writer, but later moved to poetry
The beauty of Riaz’s satire is that she does not turn prescriptive, as many of her contemporaries often do
The original translation of this poem is thus a sobering and familiar reflection on the state of the country
Pakistan has decided it will not evacuate its citizens from China to counter the threat of the fast-spreading corona virus. Do you agree with the decision?
Polls are non-scientific, reflect only the online audience and can be manipulated.
Pakistan is home to millions of refugees from neighbouring countries
We as a nation have been very unlucky in terms of leadership
Officials and environmentalists in Pakistan are annoyed over exclusion from the summit despite Pakistan being ranked as the fifth most vulnerable country with regard to global warming
The Sindh government does not seem to be too eager to prevent the crisis
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