ISLAMABAD - President Idara-e-Adab-o-Sqafat, Tariq Shahid, has expressed deep grief over the sad demise of Hajira Masroor, renowned short storey writer & author of several Urdu books of fiction. In his condolence message, he said that Hajra Masroor was an important name in the fiction writing of Urdu literature. She had been advocating social, political, legal, and economic rights of women in his writing, her unique style and approach remain stable state owned.

Tariq Shahid said her death has deprived of a major Pakistani writer who wrote on women rights. Some of her famous short stories Chand Ke Doosri Taraf, Tisri Manzil, Andhere Ujale, Choori Chupe, Ha-ai Allah and Woe Log are considered popular writing in literature. She also wrote the script of the 1965 film ‘Aakhri Station’. Members of Idara-e- Adab -o- Saqaft said that she had shown her appearance in the history of Urdu literature and fiction with bold imagination and writing of short stories in a non-traditional way. Members of Idara-e- Adab -o- Saqaft, Wahid Buzdar, Saeeda Durrani, Tabassum Akhlaq, Iqbal Hussain Afker, Zahid Jatoi, Masood Hashmi and others have expressed condolences on the death of the Hajra Masroor.