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Ashfaq Ahmed


Ashfaq Ahmed

Name: Ashfaq Ahmed

Father Name: Muhammad Khan

Wife : Bano Qudsia

Nationality: Pakistani

Date of Birth:  22 August 1925

Born City:  Sri Muktsar Sahib, India

Profession :  Writer, playwright, intellectual

Religion: Islam

Education:  Diplomas in Italian and French languages  ( University of Rome ),  Radio broadcasting ( New York University),  Urdu literature ( GC Lahore )

Award: Sitara-i-Imtiaz

Died on: 7 September 2004 ( Age 79 Years ,  Pancreatic cancer )

  • Aur drāme
  • Ṭāhlī thalle
  • Khaṭyā vaṭyā



Who was  Ashfaq Ahmed ?

Ashfaq Ahmed  was a writer and  broadcaster from Pakistan. He was  in Muktsar, Punjab, British India, into an ethnic Pashtun family of the Momand tribe.   Before independence in 1947, he migrated to Pakistan and settled in Lahore, Punjab.

Fast Facts:

  • Worked in Radio Azad Kashmir
  • Got lectureship at Dayal Singh College, Lahore
  • Used to write for Phool [Flower] magazine  in his childhood.
  • Published  Monthly literary magazine, Dastaango [Story Teller]
  • Script Writer at Radio Pakistan
  • In 1962, he started popular radio program, Talqeen Shah [The Preacher].
  • In 1966, Appointed as Director of the Markazi Urdu Board ( Urdu Science Board )
  • Served as adviser in the Education Ministry during Zia-ul-Haq’s regime.
  •  Ashfaq also hosted PTV program Baithak (The Guest Room) and Zaviya (The Dimension) .

Awards :

  • Pride of Performance Award (1979)
  • Sitara-i-Imtiaz Award

Ashfaq Ahmed quotes about life:

Ilm Aur Amal – Amal, Ilm k liye eendhan ka kaam deta ha. Agar aap chahte hain k ilm ka alaao roshan rahe to is main amal ka tail daalte raho. Aisa na hua to iski roshni maand prr jayegi.

Ashfaq Ahmed quotes

Mohabbat – Aik din main ny pucha janab ye mohabbat hoti kia hai? Baba g ne farmaya Mohabbat dusray k andar chupi hui khoobi ka niqaab utaarne ka naam hai. –


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