Zahida Hina Dramatist

Zahida Hina (Urdu: زاہدہ حنا) (born 1946) is a noted Urdu columnist, essayist, short story writer, novelist and dramatist from Pakistan. Zahida was born on October 5, 1946 in the Sasaram town of Bihar, India. After the partition of India, her father, Muhammad Abul Khair, emigrated to Pakistan and settled in Karachi, where Zahida was brought up and educated. She wrote her first story when she was nine years old. She graduated from University of Karachi, and her first essay was published in the monthly Insha in 1962. She chose journalism as a career in mid 60s. In 1970, she married the well-known poet Jon Elia. Zahida Hina was associated with the daily Jang from 1988 until 2005, when she moved to the Daily Express, Pakistan. She now lives in Karachi.zahida hina also worked in Radio Pakistan, BBC Urdu and Voice of America. Since 2006, she writes a weekly column Pakistan Diary in Rasrang, Sunday magazine of India's largest read Hindi newspaper Dainik Bhaskar. This column is immensely popular in India. Zahida Hina has written more than two thousand journalistic articles. Many of her short stories have been translated into English, Bengali, Hindi and Marathi.

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Date of birth
October 5th, 1946




1. University of Karachi Colleges/University

The University of Karachi (Urdu: جامعہ كراچى) (or KU) is a public university located in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. It serves an on-campus student population of more than 24,000. According to the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan, it is ranked among the top three universities of the country. In 2008 the university entered the THE-QS World University Rankings for the top 500 universities in the world.

Type Public university
June, 1951
Main University Road, 75270 - Karachi, Sindh
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