Pakistani Authors

  • JLF Day 1: Organisers stand by authors, police ensure security January 25, 2013

    Jaipur: The maha kumbh of literature, the 8th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival kicked off to a smooth start despite warnings of protests against Pakistani writers following the recent killings of soldiers at the Line of Control. Except for Mohammed Hanif, who has skipped the festival for personal reasons,...
  • Won't be bullied by terror any kind: Jaipur Lit Fest organiser January 24, 2013

    Jaipur: The Jaipur Literature festival began on Thursday under heavy security with Pakistani authors attending the programme as scheduled. Controversy surrounded the festival again this year with the Bharatiya Janata Party's youth-wing protesting against the participation of Pakistani authors following tension at the Line of Control. However, organisers say there...
  • Pak author Farooqi strikes the 'write' chord April 8, 2012

    Islamabad: While the world continues to raise a toast to contemporary Pakistani authors, the latest author to enter the literary marathon is a genius of sorts who translates Urdu tomes and works on his own tales of fiction with equal ease. Musharraf Ali Farooqi caught everyone's attention with translations of Urdu...
  • I hate Facebook, says Fatima Bhutto October 8, 2011

    Pakistani author Fatima Bhutto talks to CNN-IBN on why she hates Facebook and the reason for shunning her political dynasty. ...
  • Pak author cleared for India visit after visa glitch September 28, 2011

    New Delhi: Best-selling Pakistani writer Mohammed Hanif, whose visa file was reportedly misplaced by the home ministry, has been given the go-ahead to attend a literature festival in India, the event organisers said on Wednesday. He is scheduled to take part in the Kovalam Lit Fest Oct 1-2 in Thiruvananthapuram. Hanif was...
  • Pak author latest victim of Indo-Pak visa issues? September 27, 2011

    New Delhi: Pakistani author Mohammed Hanif is the latest victim of Indian red tape. The author waited for visa for four weeks, but is now told his file is lost. According to a tweet posted by the author, his file is lost. He says, "After waiting for my Indian Visa...