Archive for February 7th, 2011
Ata ul Haq Qasmi is one of the leading and most popular columnist of Pakistan who has been writing Urdu columns for more than last 45 years in the leading newspapers with the name of “Rozan-e-Dewar Sey”. The most distinguished character of Qasmi’s column is his satire on social inequalities of the society and his anti dictatorship stance which he boldly takes in his columns. He has a unique style of writing incomparable to any other columnist because of his humorous way which holds the reader till the last line of his column which is his punch line. Qasmi was also elevated to the position of Ambassador of Pakistan in Norway and Thailand during 1997 to 1999. He is also a very famous drama writer and poet. His books of columns include “Column Tamam”, “Shar Goshiyan”, “Hansna Rona Mana Hay”, “Mazeed Ganjey Farishtey” and many more while his TV Drama Serials include the most popular “Khwaja and Son”, “Shab Daig”, “Sheeda Talli” etc. His travelogues are also very popular and one of the best is “Shoq-e-Awargi”. Qasmi has also received the Pride of Performance and Sitara-e-Imtiaz (highest civil awards) from President of Pakistan in addition to many other awards over his literary contributions. Mushtaq Ahmad Yousfi has termed Qasmi as the best columnist of Pakistan while Altaf Gohar has termed him as the most wittiest columnist of Pakistan.
Hamid Mir (Urdu: حامد مير, born July 23, 1966) is a Pakistani journalist and editor. He is news anchor, terrorism expert, and security analyst who regularly participates in international conferences. He is also known for his columns in Urdu, Hindi, Bengali, and English newspapers and hosts a popular political talk show on Geo TV with the name of Capital Talk. He was banned from TV by the military regime of General Pervez Musharraf in 2007. He was again banned by the Zardari-led PPP government in June 2008.
Rauf Kalsara is a Pakistani journalist working for Jang group at the Rawalpindi office.He is well known in Pakistan for his investigations into the murder of five innocent girls in Nasirabad, Balochistan Province. He usually wrote columns in the daily Jang twice a week and has a reputation of criticising Pakistani political figures.He is a graduate from Multan University and Gold Smith College/University of London.
He joined explorling realm of journalism in 1994 and started writing articles in the daily Muslim. His first articles depicting the deploring plight of Sindi people was captioned as “Save the Pakistani Youth” was highly appreciated by the people. Besides, he used to teach English language and literature at degree and Master level in the private sector of Pakistani institutions. Again, when he came to the UK in 2000 he joined a well reknowned private college as a Head of Business Depatment and later on took over the charge of V/Principal. Now, he has joined the daily Alkhbar Islmabad as professional journalist/columnist and has been contributing his provoking articles exposing all kinks of evils prevailing in the society under the name of Akas-e-Khayal. His basic education is MA English Literatre, MA TEFL, Diploma in American Literature and presently doing EdD (Doctorate in Education) from Brunel University, Uxbridge, London.
Shariq khan born on 31st December 1989 in Karachi passed matriculation exam from happy home school in 2005 completed his Fsc from adamjee government science college in2007. currently doing his under graduation in electronics engineering . Above named is an active Urdu debater and a column/article writer and a member of NGO named Kapital protection and welfare association working honorary in fateh magazine from 2006.