5:00 PM to 07:00pm
Islamabad Hotel, Islamabad,
Born in 1927 in Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Nisar Aziz Butt is among Urdu’s most acclaimed women novelists. In addition to her novels, her autobiography Gae Dinon ka Suraagh, too, was received well in literary circles. Nisar Aziz belongs to that remarkable generation of Pakistani women writers, born between 1925 and 1930, which includes novelists Qurratulain Hyder, Khadija Mastur, Jamila Hashmi, and Altaf Fatima; and short story writers Mumtaz Shirin, and Hajra Masrur. With Fatima, she’s also one of the last living representatives of that generation.