Zaitoon Bano is a well-known Pashto and Urdu language writer and poetess. She was held in high esteem in literary circles. This was stated by the Prof. Dr. Yousuf Khushk, Chairman Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) in a condolence statement.
He said that Zaitoon Bano is the author of more than ten books, including ‘Berg-e-Arzoo, Waqt-Ki-Dehleez-Par, Kachkul, Hindara, Bargad Ka Saaya, Mat Bangari, Zinda Rakh, Khobona, Jhundi Ghamuna and Manjeela.’
Dr. Yousuf Khushk also expressed deep sorrow over the demise of renowned writer, columnist, novelist and Fiction writer Tariq Ismail Sagar.
He said that with the demise of Tariq Ismail Sagar, Urdu literature has lost an important writer.