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PAL chairman condoles demise of eminent writer

July 08, 2021

Islamabad: Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) Chairman Dr. Yousuf Khushk, while expressing deep sorrow and grief over the demise of Masood Ashar, a well-known writer and intellectual of the country, said that Masood Ashar was a renowned novelist and columnist. His real identity is as a novelist.

His major collections of fiction include ‘Aankhon Per Done Hath’, ‘Saaray Fsaanay’ and ‘Apna Ghar’ has received acclaim from literary circles.

Masood Asher also served as editor of the some newspapers. He was also the translator of several books.

He was also associated with a publishing house under which he translated several literary books into Urdu. He was awarded the Pride of Performance Award for Excellence in 2009 and in 2015, Sitara Imtiaz by the Government of Pakistan.

Dr. Yousuf Khushk, chairman, PAL said that with the demise of Masood Ashar, Urdu literature has lost an important writer. He prayed that Allah grant the deceased a place in His mercy and grant patience to the bereaved.