Maat Hone Tak / مات ہونے تک by Umera Ahmed:
Maat Hone Tak (English: Until Defeat) by Umera Ahmed is an intricate depiction of a man’s thought process versus a woman’s.
Gender based biases are highlighted very skillfully.
Azfar is a wooer who is unable to separate his inflated ego from pure love.
Fatima is an intelligent girl who doesn’t let emotions ride her decisions and plans her life.
Love, Intrigue, mystery and deception are the dominant elements of this story.
It is available as a companion story in Sahar Aik Ista’ara Hai. It was first published in Pakeeza Digest from October to November 2000.