Anwaar Ahmad

Pakistani writer
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Anwaar Ahmad (Urdu: انوار احمد‎, born 11 June 1947, Multan) is an Urdu short story writer, scholar and academician from Pakistan. Presently, he is serving as the Director General at University of Gujrat's Sialkot Campus.He has been associated with Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, and Government College University, Faisalabad as a teacher, researcher, and departmental head (Urdu) for over 35 years. He has also served as a visiting professor at Ankara University in Ankara, Turkey and the Urdu department at Osaka University of Foreign Studies in Osaka, Japan. He worked as the chairman of the National Language Authority from 17 June 2011 to 12 December 2012. He received the Best Teacher Award from the Higher Education Commission in 2000, and Presidential Pride of Performance in 2009, one of the highest literary awards from the Government of Pakistan. He has authored and edited nineteen books. He has also published eight research papers in national and international journals of research. His book Urdu Afsana: Aik Sadi Ka Qissa has been acclaimed by Urdu scholars and researchers throughout Pakistan. He is the 2010 recipient of the Saadi Literary Award.
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