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List of famous writers from Pakistan, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Pakistan is home to many prolific writers, including those who write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, biographies and more. These are some of the best Pakistani writers that have ever lived, so if you're a native of Pakistan and an aspiring writer then use this list as inspiration to achieve your own writing goals.

Writers include everything from Kashif Butt to Fazlur Rahman.

This list answers the questions, "Who are popular Pakistani writers?" and "Which writers are from Pakistan?"

You can click on the names of these renowned writers of Pakistan in order to get more information about each one. Some of these historic writers may no longer be living in Pakistan, but they're all of Pakistan descent.

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Tariq Ali is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from Pakistan
Tariq Ali age 74

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Kader Khan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from Pakistan
Kader Khan age 82

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Manoj Kumar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Writers from Pakistan
Manoj Kumar age 80

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Muhammad Iqbal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Writers from Pakistan
Muhammad Iqbal Died at 61 (1877-1938)

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Hanif Kureishi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Writers from Pakistan

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Chetan Anand is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Writers from Pakistan
Chetan Anand Died at 76 (1921-1997)

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Kartar Duggal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Writers from Pakistan
Kartar Duggal Died at 95 (1917-2012)

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Waheed Murad is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Writers from Pakistan
Waheed Murad Died at 45 (1938-1983)

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Faiz Ahmed Faiz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Writers from Pakistan
Faiz Ahmed Faiz Died at 73 (1911-1984)

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Benazir Bhutto is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Writers from Pakistan
Benazir Bhutto Died at 54 (1953-2007)

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Ayub Khan-Din is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Writers from Pakistan
Ayub Khan-Din age 56

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Syed Noor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Writers from Pakistan
Syed Noor age 66

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Mohan Kumar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Writers from Pakistan
Mohan Kumar age 83

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Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Writers from Pakistan
Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy Died at 71 (1892-1963)

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Akhtar Hameed Khan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Writers from Pakistan
Akhtar Hameed Khan Died at 85 (1914-1999)

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Jagadish Gupta is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Writers from Pakistan
Jagadish Gupta Died at 71 (1886-1957)

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Mohammad Irfan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Writers from Pakistan

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Javed Miandad is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Writers from Pakistan
Javed Miandad age 60

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Mohsin Hamid is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Writers from Pakistan
Mohsin Hamid age 46

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Shoaib Mansoor is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Writers from Pakistan

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Haresh Sharma is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Writers from Pakistan
Haresh Sharma age 52

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Abul A'la Maududi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Writers from Pakistan
Abul A'la Maududi Died at 76 (1903-1979)

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Pervez Musharraf is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Writers from Pakistan

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Krishan Chander is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Writers from Pakistan
Krishan Chander Died at 63 (1914-1977)

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Ibn-e-Safi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Writers from Pakistan
Ibn-e-Safi Died at 52 (1928-1980)

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Muhammad Zafrulla Khan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Writers from Pakistan
Muhammad Zafrulla Khan Died at 92 (1893-1985)

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Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Writers from Pakistan
Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai Died at 63 (1689-1752)

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Muhammed Zafar Iqbal is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Writers from Pakistan

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Kabir Khan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Writers from Pakistan
Kabir Khan age 41

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Zulfikar Ali Bhutto is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Writers from Pakistan
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Died at 51 (1928-1979)

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Altaf Fatima is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Writers from Pakistan
Altaf Fatima age 88

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Ashraf Ali Thanwi is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Writers from Pakistan
Ashraf Ali Thanwi Died at 80 (1863-1943)

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Gopi Chand Narang is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Writers from Pakistan

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Sabiha Sumar is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Writers from Pakistan
Sabiha Sumar age 56

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Bapsi Sidhwa is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Writers from Pakistan
Bapsi Sidhwa age 79

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Sajjad Zaheer is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Writers from Pakistan
Sajjad Zaheer Died at 68 (1905-1973)

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Qurratulain Hyder is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Writers from Pakistan
Qurratulain Hyder Died at 80 (1927-2007)

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Akbar S. Ahmed is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Writers from Pakistan

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Ayesha Jalal is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Writers from Pakistan

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Fazlur Rahman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Writers from Pakistan
Fazlur Rahman Died at 69 (1919-1988)

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Josh Malihabadi is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Writers from Pakistan
Josh Malihabadi Died at 88 (1894-1982)

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Kamila Shamsie is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Writers from Pakistan

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Ahmed Abdullah Masdoosi is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Writers from Pakistan
Ahmed Abdullah Masdoosi Died at 63 (1905-1968)

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Nadeem Aslam is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Writers from Pakistan
Nadeem Aslam age 51

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Daniyal Mueenuddin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Writers from Pakistan

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Rahman Baba is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Writers from Pakistan
Rahman Baba Died at 61 (1650-1711)

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Jagan Nath Azad is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Writers from Pakistan
Jagan Nath Azad Died at 86 (1918-2004)

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Ayub Khan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Writers from Pakistan
Ayub Khan Died at 67 (1907-1974)

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Alison De Vere is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Writers from Pakistan
Alison De Vere Died at 74 (1927-2001)

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Habiba Nosheen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Writers from Pakistan
Habiba Nosheen age 35