UBL announces winners of the 8th UBL Literary Awards

Karachi, June 15, 2019: The 8th UBL Literary Awards were held in Karachi recently. Celebrating the literary efforts of Pakistani writers, UBL held these awards for the eighth year running. The awards were held at a local hotel and the event was attended by a host of writers, literary & media personalities, socialites and celebrities.


Over 130 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 2017 & 2018, 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.

Best Non Fiction English

Best Translation Urdu

Lifetime Achievement Award

Best Childern's Book Urdu

Salman Alvi Performance

Samiya Mumtaz Performance

Dr. Veerta Ali

Faizan Haqque

Mr and Mrs Sharjeel

Saleem Kazmi and Sabahat Arsalan

Waseem,Abid,Noman,Mina and Turab

Narmeen,Mina,Sana and Amna