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Pakistani Mumtaz Hussain Bags 2024 International Impact Book Award

New York-based Pakistani-American Writer, Poet, and Filmmaker

From the Lahore Mirror

New York, N.Y. New York-based Pakistani-American writer, poet, and filmmaker Mumtaz Hussain has made his name in literary history by clinching the International Impact Book Award for his English book “Portrait in Words”.

This prestigious accolade, bestowed upon him in 2024, represents a monumental triumph for Pakistani literature on the global platform.

Mr Hussain’s achievement stands as a significant milestone in the country’s literary landscape, placing him in the esteemed company of renowned Urdu short story writers such as Manto, Ghulam Abbas, and Asmat Chughtai. The grandeur of his accomplishment was celebrated in a lavish ceremony held in New York, attended by eminent figures from the literary world, including writers and scholars.

With a repertoire that already boasts accolades in painting and filmmaking, Hussain’s latest triumph solidifies his status as a trailblazer in the realm of literature. His success resonates as a source of immense national pride, underscoring Pakistan’s rightful position on the international stage.

The International Impact Book Awards, which recognizes outstanding works for their content, quality, writing style, presentation, and cover design, serves as a testament to the caliber of Hussain’s book and its contribution to the literary and professional domains.

Upon receiving the award, Hussain graciously expressed his gratitude, remarking, “It is a great honor for me. This award is incredibly motivating.” His sentiments reverberated throughout the Pakistani American community and literary circles, who hailed his victory as commendable and a source of immense national pride.


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