Thursday, November 14, 2013

Nigar Nazar

Nigar Nazar, the first woman cartoonist of Pakistan and perhaps of the entire Muslim world, has for over 30 years rendered pictorial humor with a down to earth pragmatism. These highly expressive cartoons have provided cheer on gloomy 
days and attempt to expose the hypocrisy of society. Gogi cartoons have appeared in newspapers, magazines and television around the world. In 2004, her cartoons were put on the exterior of nine public buses in Islamabad, three in Lahore and two coasters plying between Gujar khan and Mirpur.

The children all wanted to ride the colorful "Gogi-buses." For her charitable work, Nigar has received many commendations and honors from organizations such as: UNICEF, Bishkek International School, Kinnaird College for Women Lahore, International Charity Group Maputo, The World Festival of Australia, Pan Pacific, and South East Asia Women's Association. The Government of Pakistan conferred on her Fatima Jinnah award and Wateen has featured her as the ICON 2010 (among eleven males) in their diary and desk calendar.

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