M Athar Tahir

M Athar Tahir (born 1956) is a Pakistani civil servant who is also a poet, author, translator, painter and calligrapher of some little talent. He studied at Lawrence College Ghora Gali Murree, Oxford University England, and the University of Pennsylvania, USA.

Awards for his works include the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz for literature in 1998, the Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai Award in 1990, and the National Book Council Prize in 1991.