Munir Pervaiz Saami
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Born in Pakistan, a banker by profession and writer by trade.
Columnist at the weekly Urdu Times and former chair of the Writers in Exile Committee at PEN Canada

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Malala's Nobel Prize Could Make Her Exile Permanent

(16) Comments | Posted October 12, 2014 | 3:37 PM

While the announcement that Malala Yusufzai has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize jointly with Kailash Satyarthi of India was greeted with jubilation across the world jubilant, many in her native Pakistan have shown open hostility towards her while her admirers fear that she may now never be able to...

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With Only a Pen in Her Hand

(0) Comments | Posted November 8, 2012 | 5:02 PM

There are times in human history when a single person becomes a metaphor for philosophy, morality, humanity, poetry, literature, and stature, all rolled into one. Such persons lead by example, at times sacrificing their own lives for their convictions.

Socrates is a name that rings true to this definition. In...

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