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Poetry penned by the female writers of Pakistan serves as an important 

record of the historical, political and national consciousness of

the country. It sheds light upon the development of feminism

in Pakistan as well as provides a detailed critique of the

political and social conditions of the nation. Fehmida

Riaz, Kishwar Naheed, Zehra Nigah, and Parveen

Shakir are among the most prominent and well-

known figures of Urdu literature who have 

used poetry as a tool to articulate

important issues regarding women's

self, sexuality, and space in
society, which could otherwise
have not been expressed
openly in their respective

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