Farahnaz Ispahani book “Purifying the Land of the Pure” won a German Peace Prize at the Karachi Literature Festival 2017.

KLF German Peace Price Winners were announced by Ameena Saiyid

Ali Nobil Ahmad awarded the 3rd KLF Peace Prize for Masculinity, sexuality and illegal migration.

Farahnaz Ispahani’s “Purifying the Land of the Pure; Pakistan Religious Minorities” is slightly to win a German Peace Prize at the Karachi Literature Festival -2017 (KLF2017). Ms Farahnaz Ispahani has written a seminal book on the history of persecution and marginalization of Pakistan’s religious minorities.

Purifying the Land of the Pure & author Ms Farahnaz Ispahani

The first prize goes to Anum Zakaria for Footprints of Partition.

The book weaves together her observations of contemporary Pakistan with memories of four generations of Pakistanis and Indians as they try to reflect and make sense of the past.

Farahnaz Ispahani’s Interview to NPR on Benazir Bhutto assassination

The assassination of Benazir Bhutto took place on 27 December 2007 in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Benazir Bhutto, twice Prime Minister of Pakistan (1988–1990; 1993–1996) and then-leader of the opposition Pakistan Peoples Party, she was first woman Prime Minister of Muslim world. She had been campaigning ahead of elections scheduled for January 2008. 

Following the suicide attack in the Rawalpindi city of Pakistan, an unconscious Benazir Bhutto was taken to the Rawalpindi General Hospital where her close aide and media member Ms. Farahnaz Ispahani was also present. 

The Attack witness Ms. Farah Ispahani, member of Benazir Bhutto’s media team, on ‘The Bryant Park Project’.

Link to the Interview from the hospital:-


Ms Farahnaz Ispahani comments on Ms Benazir Bhutto assassination