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Children not reading as many or as diverse books as before

An edited version of this book was first published in The Express Tribune on May 5, 2014. Islamabad – From among the group of school girls, Ramsha Zafar admitted bashfully that she is fond of the stories of Amar Ayyar, popularly mispronounced as Umro Ayyar, the legendary trickster from the Dastaan-e Amir Hamza. Ramsha, an […]

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Children’s Literature Festival 2013

An edited version of this article of The Express Tribune on May 25, 2013. Islamabad – The Pak-China Friendship Centre resembled a big, happy playground on Friday as children and their parents roamed around book stalls, literary discussions, reading sessions and interactive activities at the federal capital’s first-ever Children’s Literature Festival. The festival, which has […]

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The Library challenge

An edited version of this story was first published in The Express Tribune on Nov 24, 2012. Bagh – Zeeshan Asad likes to read Urdu poetry. His favourite poet is Saghir Siddiqi. Asad was in class 3 when his school in Harighel in the Bagh district of Azad Jammu & Kashmir was destroyed by a […]

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Saddar’s Sunday book bazaar

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Sept 24, 2012. Rawalpindi – For the past 15 years, Fareedul Haq has had the same routine on Sundays. He wakes up at around 6 am and goes to his godown in Saddar, Rawalpindi. There he arranges pickup trucks to transport […]

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