Famous writer and columnist of Pakistan: Mustansar Hussain Tarar

by on December 17, 2012
in Writers of Pakistan

Popular travel writer of Pakistan: Mustansar Hussain Tarar

Famous writer of Pakistan Mustansar Hussain Tarar was born at Ghakkhatr. He was born in 1939 because of which he witnessed the great partition of the subcontinent and the happenings initiated by this partition. He observed these events keenly at Lahore. He was the son of Rehmat Khan Tarar. Rehmat Khan Tarar used to run a small seed business. His business turned out to be very profitable gradually and a time came when he was the best among his competitors.


Mustansar Hussain Tarar was educated at Lahore and London. His Alma matters at Lahore included Rang Mehal Mission High School, Muslim Model High School and Government College Lahore. His time spent broad was spent in trying his skills at the theatre, watching movies and indulging in literature.

He was part of the world Youth Festival organized at Moscow in 1957. Mustansar Hussain Tararwrote a book based on his experience at The World Youth Festival which was greatly admired by his fans. In 1971 he got his first book published. The book was titled “Nikley Teri Talash Main”. He dedicated this work to his youngest brother.

Travel and Writing

Mustansar Hussain Tarar is accredited to have been the pioneer of a new trend in Pakistani Literature. It is that of writing Travelogues. He has written forty of such travelogues.  These were often composed in a novel or short story style. These works were also composed off in newspaper columns and television dramas. He has also put his acting skills to use. Mustansar Hussain Tarar has been hosting the live telecast of PTV’s morning show since 1988. The morning show was titled “Subuh Bakhair”. 

Top ten famous writers of Pakistan

by on January 5, 2012
in Pride of Pakistan


Writing is a very diverse field, and writers all over the world have expressed their selves via different means, and languages. Writers here in Pakistan have also dominated this field, with their very breath taking stories and informative books. Ashfaq Ahmed’s famous book Zawiya which was published in parts was an amazing one. Umera Ahmed has been providing us with her marvelous work. The writers here in Pakistan have not only written in Urdu but English as well.  Tehmina Durrani with her excellent piece of work has given us very good books like Blasphemy, my feudal lord, a mirror to the blind which is an autobiography of Sir Abdul Sattar Edhi. Another very famous writer, without which Pakistan’s writing industry is incomplete, is Bano Qudsia who has written very good novels and are read by millions all over Pakistan. Other famous writers are Ahmed Faraz (Poet), Anwar Maqsood, Umera Ahmed, and many more.

Following is the list of famous writers of Pakistan

  • Ashfaq Ahmed
  • Bano Qudsia
  • Mustansar Hussain Tarar
  • Qudrutullah Shahab
  • Ibn-e-Insha
  • Anwar Maqsood
  • Quratulain Haider
  • Ahmad Shah Bokhari
  • Mushtaq Yusfi
  • Naseem Hijazi

In all honesty, a list of ten writers is not enough to express the quality of literary art Pakistan has. Many major names like Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi, Saadat Hasan Manto and Mashkkor Hussain Yad have written a lot. A list of ten cannot justify the richness of literary scene in Pakistan.

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