right|thumb|230px|Front cover of the February 2007 issue of ''Paaras''
''Paaras'' is a bilingual (Urdu
and English) family magazine published each month from Canada
for the large Pakistani Canadian
community in North America by Meridian Multimedia Network Inc.
The headquarters is in Mississauga, Ontario
History and profile
The project was founded in 2002 by a team of scholars, writers and journalists including Shah Baleeghuddin
and Ibtehaj Khurram, under the leadership of internationally renowned Pakistan
i-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. Its first issue was published in October 2002.
''Paaras'' has played an instrumental role in highlighting the new works of Canadian Urdu
writers, poets and columnists. Since its inception, ''Paaras'' has published the work of Canada's notable Urdu
writers, poets and columnists, including Sultan Jamil Nasim,
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Sheen Nousheen, Rahim Anjaan, Rakhshinda Kaukab, Ishtiaq Talib, Wasi Mazhar Nadvi, Khalil Yousuf, Karamatullah Ghauri, Razaul Jabbar
, Muneef Ash’ar, Taslim Elahi Zulfi,
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Notable writers, poets and columnists
have praised ''Paaras'' for its excellent mix of contents particularly articles on current affairs, short stories and humour.
''Meridian Multimedia Network Inc.''
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Category:Magazines established in 2002
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