Noon Meem Rashid, He was an influential Pakistani poet of modern Urdu poetry and worked in the United Nations in many countries.He was a leading poet of the group Halqa-e-Arbab-e-Zauq, the supporters of the progressive movement in Urdu poetry, which broke away from the classic convention of radeef and qafia, rejected the confines of the socially "acceptable" and "respectable" themes, rejected the stranglehold of Persianised diction, and explored with sensitivity and skill.
Two prominent faces from Pakistan movie industry. R: Waheed Murad (October 2, 1938 – November 23, 1983) was a legendary Pakistani film actor, producer and script writer. Waheed is considered to be one of the most famous and influential actors of subcontinent. Born in Sialkot, British India, he was the only child of well-off film distributor Mr. Nisar Murad. L: Nadeem ( Actor).
Begum Jahanara Shahnawaz (1896–1979) was a politician in British India and in Pakistan. She was the first woman to preside over an Asian legislature. She and Shaista Ikramullah were the only two women in the Pakistan Constituent Assembly and Central Legislature. She was noted for her opposition to Sardar Abdur Rab Nishtar's proposition that Pakistan be an Islamic country, arguing that Jinnah envisaged it as a secular state.
Ibn-e-Safi was the pen name of Asrar Ahmad, a best-selling and prolific fiction writer, novelist and poet of Urdu from Pakistan. His main works were the 125-book series Jasoosi Dunya (The Spy World) and the 120-book Imran Series, with a small canon of satirical works and poetry. His novels were characterized by a blend of mystery, adventure, suspense, violence, romance and comedy, achieving massive popularity across a broad readership in South Asia.
Addicted to Ramadan-ing: Ramadan Challenge Day 26 - Bilquis Bano Edhi, wife of Abdul Sattar Edhi, is one of the leading if not the most active philanthropists of Pakistan. Interestingly enough, she too was born on 14th August 1947, the very day Pakistan was celebrating its independence. From very humble beginnings, themselves, Bilquis and her husband have managed to successfully run the largest charity in Pakistan, the Edhi Foundation