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Tributes paid to Dr Salma Shaheen for her services in field of Pashto literature

Tributes paid to Dr Salma Shaheen for her services in field of Pashto literature
August 12, 2017

PESHAWAR, 12 August: A ceremony was organised in the honour of eminent Pashto poet Dr Salma Shaheen in Peshawar on Friday.

The function was organised at Nishtar Hall under the aegis of Khwende Adabi Lakhkar, a women’s literary organisation. Eminent poet Abasin Yousafzai and other local poets and people associated with the field of literature participated in the ceremony. Speakers on the occasion put light on the life and services of the former director of Peshawar University’s Pashto Academy.

Abasin Yousafzai said Dr Salma wrote 18 books on Pashto poetry, prose and novels.

Kulsoon Zeb, president of Khwende Adabi Lakhkar, said there was no platform to promote literary activities of women in Khyber Pakhtunhwa. She said the purpose of the programme was to bring men and women poets together and pay tributes to them for their efforts in the field of literature.

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