Humour and Satire
Ata ul Haq Qasmi
Prominent poet, prose writer and columnist, known for his humorous qitas and essays; worked on important positions in the government of Pakistan
Col. Mohammad Khan
One of the most prominent writers of humour and satire in pakistan.
Ibn e Insha
Pakistani poet known for his ghazal "kal chaudhanvi ki raat thi, shab bhar raha charcha tera".
Noted Pakistani story writer and journalist; also wrote plays and travelogues.
Imtiyaz Ali Taj
Prominent playwright, known for his masterpiece 'Anakali'; also wrote humorous pieces, and stories for children, apart from creating the memorable character of 'Chacha Chakkhan'.
Kanhaiya Lal Kapoor
Popular humorist and satirist; known for his linguistic finesse and representations of social inequalities.
Khwaja Hasan Nizami
A contemporary of Manto, associated with the Progressive Writers Movement, known for his stories of romance and social realism.
Mirza Azeem Baig Chughtai
One of the noted satirist and humourists in Urdu known for his broader vision of life; brother of major writer Asmat Chughtai.
Mujtaba Husain a prolific and critically acclaimed humourist in the field of Urdu literature. He was honored with the award of the much-coveted Padma Shri by the Government of India for his contributions to Urdu literature.
Mushtaq Ahmad Yusufi
Most prominent humorist and satirist of Pakistan; author of extraordinary works "Chiaargh Tale" and "Aab-e-Gum". He received Sitara-e-Imtiaz and Hilal-i-Imtiaz, the highest literary honours by the Government of Pakistan.
Mustansar Husain Tarar
One of the most read fiction and travelogue writers from Pakistan; known for his unique creativity and appeal.
Patras Bokhari was an Urdu humourist, educator, essayist, broadcaster and diplomat from Pakistan. He is best known for his humorous writings in Urdu literature.
Rasheed Ahmad Siddiqui
Prominent satirist and humorist, known for his individual prose style. He was associated with the Urdu department of Aligarh Muslim university.
A notable writer of romantic stories; also the wife of famous fiction writer Krishna Chandra.
A celebrated humorist, satirist and short story writer, known for his individual tone of voice.
Prominent humour writer, novelist, journalist, columnist who enjoyed wide popularity in the subcontinent. Honoured with Tamgha-e-Imtiaz.