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  • Rahman Baba Urs concludes with Pashto mushaira

    PESHAWAR: Poets and devotees from parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Fata, Balochistan and Afghanistan gathered at the shrine of Sufi poet Rahman Baba here on Sunday to pay their tributes in befitting words...

    The Pashto mushaira was conducted in two sessions...

  • Young poet steals show at Naranjgul Mushaira

    PESHAWAR: The Afghan refugee bards and local Pashto poets gathered at a local hotel to strengthen their call for a permanent peace and political stability in the war-hit Pakhtun belt...

    The poets gathered to attend Naranjgul Pashto Mushaira that was organised by Afghan Kulturi Tolana (Afghan Cultural Society), a Peshawar-based organisation of Afghan poets...

  • Not quite an aalami mushaira

    However, at the 24th Aalami Mushaira held at the KHA ground, next to Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology, and organised by the Sakinan-i-Shehr-i-Quaid on Saturday night, there was just one sole Indian poet...

    The mushaira began fashionably late at 11pm with newer poets invited first to present their couplets...

  • Spring mushaira held in Swat

    MINGORA: A large number of people attended the spring Mushaira (poetry session) in Shamozai area here on Sunday...

    Senior Pashto poets Abasin Yousafzai, Iqbal Shakir, Zafar Khan Zafar, Hanif Qais, Shamsul Iqbal Shams and many others presented their poems on the occasion...

  • Pashto writer Dr Rajwali dies of cardiac arrest

    NOWSHERA: Renowned research scholar, poet, critic and former director of Pashto Academy, University of Peshawar Dr Rajwali Shah Khattak died of cardiac arrest late on Monday night...

    Delegates from Afghanistan, Quetta, Fata, Swat, Dir, Malakand, Buner, Swabi, Mardan, Charsadda, Kohat, Bannu, Nowshera and Peshawar attended his funeral prayers...

  • Shifting of popular Pashto singer to Kabul saddens his fans

    PESHAWAR: Close relatives and friends of senior Pashto folk singer Gulzar Alam have confirmed that he along with his family members had left Peshawar for Kabul via Torkham almost two months ago owing to his poor financial condition and alleged philistine attitude of culture department...

    Sources in Peshawar privy to the famed singer told this scribe that Mr Alam was in contact with Kabul authorities to change his residence status in...

  • New poetry book termed addition to progressive Pashto thought

    PESHAWAR: Poets, writers and intellectuals gathered here on Friday to appreciate a new poetry collection ‘Su Jawanda Mazal’ (the journey through lives) recently published and authored by a noted progressive Pashto poet Rashid Khattak...

    Pohantoon Adabi Stori (PAS), a literary organisation comprising young university students, conducted the launching ceremony at the Maulana Abdul Qadir Hall of Pashto Academy, University of Peshawar... ...

  • Producer set to direct his first Pashto film

    PESHAWAR: A co-producer of Pashto films has announced directing his first Pashto movie to highlight different aspects of the Pakhtun society in a positive manner...

    Speaking at a news conference at the Peshawar Press Club on Monday, Shahid Usman said that shooting of the film, ‘Tezab’ would be started soon...

  • Pashto fiction magazine launched to encourage women writers

    PESHAWAR: Rehmat Dewan, a young writer, has launched a fiction magazine to encourage woman writers to contribute their fiction pieces...

    He said that his quarterly Pashto fiction magazine ‘Tasweer’ would also publish translated version of short stories from different other languages to enrich Pashto literature...

  • Noted Pashto poet dies at 49

    PESHAWAR: Noted Pashto and Urdu poet, research scholar and literary critic Riaz Tasneem died in a Karachi hospital on Monday morning after battling for life for more than a month...

    Pashto poets, writers, fans and family members attended his funeral...

  • Haroon Bacha completes silver jubilee of his Pashto music career

    PESHAWAR: Haroon Bacha, a noted Pashto folksinger has recently launched his Pashto ghazal album titled ‘Gulrang’, the fiftieth in the run in his 25-year music career...

    Hailing from Swabi, Panjpir village, he did his graduation from Edwardes College, Peshawar, and later received master’s degree in social work from the University of Peshawar in 1994...

  • Pashto writer Prof Nawaz Tair dies

    BATKHELA: Noted Pashto writer Prof Mohammad Nawaz Tair breathed his last at the age of 83 after protracted illness...

    Born in historic Thana village of Malakand in 1934, Prof Mohammad Nawaz Tair got master degrees in Pashto and Persian literatures from University of Peshawar...

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