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List of the most popular authors from Pakistan, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries authors have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of storytelling. Whether they're known for fiction, non-fiction, poetry or even technical writing, the famous Pakistani authors on this list have kept that tradition alive by writing renowned works that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Pakistani writers, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

A list made up of authors like Shirin R. Tahir-Kheli and Sayed Zahid Hussain.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous authors are from Pakistan?" and "Who are the best Pakistani authors?"

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Muhammad Iqbal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Pakistan
Muhammad Iqbal Persian Psalms, Message from the East, The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam

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Ishtiaq Husain Qureshi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Pakistan
Ishtiaq Husain Qureshi A Short History of Pakistan, Ulema in politics, Afkār o az̲kār

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Abul A'la Maududi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Pakistan
Abul A'la Maududi Islamic Way of Life, Qadiani Problem, Towards Understanding Islam

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Kartar Duggal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Pakistan
Kartar Duggal Maiṃ to prema dīwānī, Ikarārāṃ wālī rāta, Merīāṃ sreshaṭa kahāṇīāṃ

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Jagadish Gupta is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Pakistan

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Qurratulain Hyder is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Pakistan
Qurratulain Hyder Akhire Shab Ke Humsafar

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Nazir Ahmad Dehlvi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Pakistan
Nazir Ahmad Dehlvi The bride's mirror

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Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Pakistan
Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai Shah Jo Risalo

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Sajjad Zaheer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Pakistan

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Josh Malihabadi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Pakistan

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Altaf Fatima is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Pakistan
Altaf Fatima The one who did not ask

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Ahmed Abdullah Masdoosi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Pakistan

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Jagan Nath Azad is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Pakistan

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Ashraf Ali Thanwi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Pakistan
Ashraf Ali Thanwi Perfecting Women

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Faqir Abdul Raheem Garhori is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from Pakistan

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Abid Ali Abid is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Pakistan

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Faiz Ahmed Faiz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from Pakistan
Faiz Ahmed Faiz The rebel's silhouette, The True Subject, Shām-i shahr-i yārān̲

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Hanif Kureishi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from Pakistan
Hanif Kureishi The Buddha of Suburbia, Intimacy, My Son the Fanatic

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Tariq Ali is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from Pakistan
Tariq Ali An Indian dynasty, Pakistan, The American Effect

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Saadat Hasan Manto is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from Pakistan
Saadat Hasan Manto Stars from another sky, Kulliyāt-i Manṭo, Manṭo ke k̲h̲āke

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Benazir Bhutto is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from Pakistan
Benazir Bhutto Benazir Bhutto defends herself, Issues in Pakistan, Āmrīyat yā jumhūrīyat

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Muhammad Zafrulla Khan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from Pakistan
Muhammad Zafrulla Khan The forgotten years, Ahmadiyyat, Merī vālidah

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Ayub Khan-Din is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Authors from Pakistan
Ayub Khan-Din Rafta^! Rafta..., The Royal Court presents East is East, Notes On Falling Leaves

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Altaf Gauhar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Authors from Pakistan
Altaf Gauhar Arab petrodollars, Taḥrīren̲ cand, Ayub Khan

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Akhtar Hameed Khan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Authors from Pakistan
Akhtar Hameed Khan Four rural development programmes, Rural development in East Pakistan, Community and agricultural development in Pakistan

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Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Authors from Pakistan
Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy Broadcast to the nation, Prime Minister's statement on foreign policy, December 9

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Syed Mujtaba Ali is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Authors from Pakistan

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Ibn-e-Safi is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Authors from Pakistan
Ibn-e-Safi The House of Fear, Khaufnaak Imarat, Dilaer Mujrim

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Mohammad Irfan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Authors from Pakistan
Mohammad Irfan An investigation of household reproductive behaviour in Pakistan, Migration patterns in Pakistan

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Akbar S. Ahmed is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Authors from Pakistan
Akbar S. Ahmed After Terror, Social and economic change in the Tribal Areas^! 1972-1976, Religion and politics in Muslim society

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Mohsin Hamid is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Authors from Pakistan
Mohsin Hamid Moth Smoke, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Nachtschmetterlinge. Roman.

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Zulfikar Ali Bhutto is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Authors from Pakistan
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto The myth of independence, Politics of the people, Bhutto's vision of Pakistan

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Javed Miandad is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Authors from Pakistan
Javed Miandad Cutting edge

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Fazlur Rahman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Authors from Pakistan
Fazlur Rahman Prophecy in Islam, Islam, Health and medicine in the Islamic tradition

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Pervez Musharraf is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Authors from Pakistan
Pervez Musharraf In the Line of Fire: A Memoir

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Haresh Sharma is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Authors from Pakistan

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Mahbub ul Haq is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Authors from Pakistan
Mahbub ul Haq Meeting basic needs, A national agenda, The Strategy of Economic Planning

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Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Authors from Pakistan
Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah From purdah to parliament, Letters to Neena, A critical survey of the development of the Urdu novel and short story

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Saleem Ali is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Authors from Pakistan
Saleem Ali Islam and education, Mining, the environment

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Muhammad Asad is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Authors from Pakistan
Muhammad Asad Sahih Al-Bukhari, This Law of Ours and Other Essays, Islam at the Crossroads

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Gopi Chand Narang is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Authors from Pakistan

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Ayub Khan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Authors from Pakistan
Ayub Khan Homage to the Quaid-i-Azam, speech delivered by General Mohammad Ayub Khan, President of Pakistan

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Bapsi Sidhwa is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Authors from Pakistan
Bapsi Sidhwa Cracking India, Water, Pakistani Bride

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Krishan Chander is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Authors from Pakistan
Krishan Chander Flame and the flower

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Feroz Khan Noon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Authors from Pakistan

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Umera Ahmad is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Authors from Pakistan
Umera Ahmad Pir-e-Kamil, Shehr-e-Zaat

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Kamila Shamsie is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Authors from Pakistan
Kamila Shamsie Burnt Shadows, In the city by the sea, Broken Verses

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Rahman Baba is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Authors from Pakistan

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Nadeem Aslam is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Authors from Pakistan
Nadeem Aslam Maps for Lost Lovers, Season of the Rain Birds, The Wasted Vigil

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Ayesha Jalal is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Authors from Pakistan
Ayesha Jalal Partisans of Allah: Jihad in South Asia, The Sole Spokesman, Self and Sovereignty