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Noted writer Fahmida Riaz laid to rest in Lahore

LAHORE: Noted poet and writer Fahmida Riaz, who died a day earlier from a protracted illness, was laid to rest at the Bahar Shah graveyard in Lahore on Thursday evening. Her funeral prayers were held at Jamia Masjid Askari I in the provincial capital. A large number of people from all social strata attended the funeral prayers and paid a rich tribute to her for her services in the field of literature. Prominent among those in attendance were poets Amjad Islam Amjad, Fatima Hassan and human rights activist I.A. Rehman.…

‘PPP had a relation of love and respect with Fahmida Riaz’, says Bilawal

GILGIT: Expressing condolence on the demise of legendary poetess Fahmida Riaz, Bilawal Bhutto said, "The leadership of Pakistan Peoples Party had a relation of love and respect with Fahmida Riaz." She was a flag-bearer of progressive approach and a custodian of women rights, chairman of PPP said while acknowledging Fahmida's literary services to the nation. Speaking of Fahmida's courageous spirit that bravely went through all difficult times during the era of dictatorship, Bilawal prayed for her highest ranks in the…

Fahmida Riaz dies at 73

LAHORE: Famed Urdu poet Fahmida Riaz passed away on Wednesday at the age of 73 in Lahore, ARY News reported. She was born on July 28, 1945, in Meerut, . Her first poetry collection 'Pathar ki Zuban' (Language of Stone) was published in 1967. Fahmida Riaz had fought a long struggle for the rights of women and democracy. She is author of Godaavari, Khatt-e Marmuz, and Khana e Aab O Gil, the first translation of the Masnavi of Jalaluddin Rumi from Persian into Urdu. She was a human rights activist and feminist. She has…