Karachi:February 17: The 6th UBL Literary Awards 2016 were held at the Beach Luxury Hotel in Karachi on Saturday, 11 February 2017. The awards were held in conjunction with the 8th Karachi Literature Festival. Celebrating the literary efforts of Pakistani writers, UBL, Pakistan’s Best Bank 2016, held these awards for the sixth year running.
Acclaimed Urdu writer, Mr. Mushtaq Ahmad Yousufi graced the event with his presence. Mr. Yousufi is recipient of the ‘Sitara-e-Imtiaz’ (1999) and ‘Hilal-e-Imtiaz’ (2002), the highest literary honours, by the Government of Pakistan, for his celebrated literary works. He has also been a former President of UBL, (1974-76) and has been awarded the ‘Quaid-e-Azam Memorial Medal’ for his distinguished services in Banking.
Over 160 entries were received as nominations for the seven categories of the awards. The books, which were written by Pakistani authors and published in Pakistan in 2015, were shortlisted by an esteemed panel of judges which included the likes of Dr. Asghar Nadeem Syed, Dr. Asif Farrukhi, Mr. Ghazi Salahuddin, Dr. Arfa Syeda, Ms. Kishwar Naheed, Dr. Anwaar Ahmad and Mr. Masood Ashar.**The news.
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