Zahida Hina is a Urdu columnist, writer,
novelist and dramatist. She was born October 5, 1946 at the Sasaram India.
She is wfie of famous poet Jon Elia .
She graduated from University of Karachi, and her first essay was published
in the monthly Insha in 1962. She chose journalism as a career in mid 60s.
She wrote many Drama series for Pakistan Television.
She now lives in Karachi. zahida hina also worked in Radio Pakistan, BBC Urdu
and Voice of America. She was nominated for Pakistan's highest award in
2006, the Presidential Award Pride of Performance, which she declined as a
mark of protest against the military government in Pakistan.
Now she is writing columns in Daily Express.