Pakistan Sahitya Sangsad (1952) an organisation of Pakistani writers, who were inspired by the ideals of socialism and secularism.
quazi motahar husain was its first president and Faiz Ahmed its first secretary. Faiz Ahmed was followed by Atwar Rahman and
hasan hafizur rahman.
abdul gani hazari,
ajit kumar guha, Fazle Lohani, Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury, Mostafa Nurul Islam, Anisuzzaman were also members of this association.
The ideals of the Pakistani Literary Association were diametrically opposed to the ideals of Pakistan and fundamentalism. A number of Bengali writers who belonged to this association were interested in giving bangla language and literature greater recognition.
The regular bimonthly meetings of the association were held in the office of saogat
at Patuatuli, Dhaka. At these meetings, poems, stories and articles were read and lively discussions held. There were also arrangement for special literary sessions as well on different writers. Such sessions were held on Maxim Gorki (1952)
bankimchandra chattopadhyay (1953) and rabindranath tagore (1955). Memorial meetings were also held on Ustad alauddin khan, kazi abdul wadud, mohammad akram khan. Hasan Hafizur Rahman edited a literary anthology in 1953 under the auspices of this association. Another successful achievement of this association was its holding of a literary conference in Dhaka in 1958. In this conference 108 writers, journalists, and scholars expressed their determination to foster bangla literature and Bengali culture. At the same time they vowed to write for peace and human welfare.
Until 1958 Pakistan Literary Association was the main
organisation of new and progressive writers of East Pakistan. It became
defunct after martial law was promulgated in 1958. East Pakistani writers
and intellectuals subsequently joined the Pakistan Writers' Organisation
and its eastern branch. [Wakil Ahmed]