Report by: Khalid Hashmani, McLean, Virginia, USA
Altaf Shaikh won the Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai Literary award for his book “New Hala Khan New York“. The book describes his last travelogue of North America, when he met many North American Sindhis and attended several Sindhi functions including the 2005 SANA Convention in Washington DC and World Sindhi Institute (WSI) function organized in his honor in Washington DC. The book covers those functions and as well account of many meetings and kachahries he had with many friends in North America.
The book can be purchased from:
Roshini Publications, Shah Latif Book Store, Haider Chowk, Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan
Ajmal Khattak gets Kamal-i-Fun award
By Farman Ali
ISLAMABAD, Aug 5: Prominent Pushto writer and scholar Ajmal Khattak has been nominated for Kamal-i-Fun Award for 2007 ?in recognition of his lifetime achievement in creative and research work?.
This is not a respectable amount as compared to the award given to cricketers and other players. It is just a recognition and a humble tribute to the writers and scholars of the country?, remarked Pakistan Academy of …. For Sindhi the “Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai Award” was given to Altaf Shaikh on his book “New Hala Khan New York”. The judges were: Dr Nawaz Ali Shauq, Dr Saher Imdad and Dr Adal Soomro.