Paarasis a bilingual ( Urdu& English) family magazine published each month from Canadafor the large South Asiancommunity in North America by Meridian Multimedia Network Inc.
The project was founded in 2002 by a team of scholars, writers & journalists under the leadership of internationally renowned
Pakistani-Canadian intellectual and a former member of Pakistan’s parliament, Shah Baleeghuddin, Paaras publishes an interesting mix of contents including integrating commentaries on current affairs, in-depth coverage of critical issues, humour and poetry. First issue of Paaras was published in October 2002.
Paaras has played an instrumental role in highlighting the new works of Canadian
Urduwriters, poets and columinsts. Since its inception, Paaras has published the work of Canada's notable Urduwriters, poets and coulmists, including Sultan Jamil Nasim [ [http://www.sultanjamilnasim.com Sultan Jamil Nasim ] ] , Sheen Nousheen, Rahim Anjaan, Rakhshinda Kaukab, Ishtiaq Talib, Wasi Mazhar Nadvi, Khalil Yousuf, Karamatullah Ghauri, Raza-ul-Jabbar, Muneef Ash’ar, Taslim Elahi Zulfi [ [http://www.zulfi.ca Tasleem Elahi Zulfi ] ] , Tabassum Bano, etc.
Notable writers, poets and columnists [ [http://www.zulfi.ca Tasleem Elahi Zulfi ] ] [ [http://www.sultanjamilnasim.com Sultan Jamil Nasim ] ] have praised Paaras for its excellent mix of contents particularly articles on current affairs, short stories and humour.
* [http://www.paaras.org/"Paaras" Magazine Website]
* [http://www.meridianmultimedianetwork.com/ "Meridian Multimedia Network Inc.]
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