Qari Shakir Qasmi
: قارى شاكر قاسمى
), is one of the most renowned Qurra'
reciters) of South Asia
. He was the host of the program Iqra
) for children that provided lessons and exercises on properly reciting and pronouncing Qur'anic Arabic
. This program aired and re-ran on the Pakistan Television Corporation
(PTV) from 1978 to 1985. It was latter hosted by Qari Khushi Mohammad Al-Azhari.