Amjad Islam Amjad.–File Photo

LAHORE: A survey carried out by the Gallup Pakistan on Wednesday found Amjad Islam Amjad the “most popular writer,” followed by the late Ashfaq Ahmed and Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi.

A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked “Which of the following writers (of literature) do you like the most?”

Responding to this, 26 per cent named Amjad Islam Amjad as their favourite author, 13 per cent considered Ashfaq Ahmed as their most favourite, 13 per cent opted for Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi, 11 per cent for Haseena Moeen and six per cent for Mustansar Hussain Tarar.

Eighteen per cent claimed that no one was their favourite author and one per cent cited other authors. However, 12 per cent did not give a view.

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Ihsan
August 9, 2012 1:28 pm
Ashfaq Ahmed was and will remain the greatest writer this country had ever seen Although Amjad Islam Amjad is also a genius.
Roti kapra aur...
August 9, 2012 8:46 am
Ashfaq Ahmed ... without a second thought
mansabjappa
August 9, 2012 11:31 am
all they are our assets we respect them.we must follow the writings of these people.
mansabjappa
August 9, 2012 11:42 am
nodoubt amjad is a great writer and also a great poet .i salute him
Fika77
August 10, 2012 9:15 pm
If survey is about best playwright, I totally second the standings.
syed shahzad ali
August 11, 2012 5:46 am
no doubt amjad islam amjad is popular in prose and poetry.he has depicted the true life in his fiction.
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