Ata Ul Haq Qasmi (Journalist)

2018-02-01 09:46:12Ata Ul Haq Qasmi
Ata ul Haq Qasmi is a Pakistani Famous Urdu Language Columnist and Poet.He has been written many articles for the newspaper of Pakistan.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.
  • Personal
  • Name:

    Ata ul Haq Qasmi

  • In Urdu:

    عطا الحق قاسمی‬‎

  • Nationality:

    Pakistani Urdu Language Newspaper Columnist and Poet

  • Residence:

    Lahore Pakistan

  • Nationality:

    Pakistani

  • Education:

    Graduated from MAO College Lahore Pakistan

  • Religion:

    Islam

  • Profession:

    Columnist, Journalist, Former Ambassador, Former Professor of Urdu Literature

  • Most Popular PTV TV Dramas:

    Khawaja and Son (1988),

  • Served as:

    Ambassador of Pakistan in Norway and Thailand from 1997 to 1999

  • Writing Columns for:

    Daily Jang and many other Newspapers

  • First Joined:

    Urdu Language Newspaper Nawa-i-Waqt as a Sub-Editor

  • Awards :

    3

  • Born
  • Date:

    1 February 1943

  • Place:

    Amritsar Punjab British India

  • Family
  • Children:

    Yasir Pirzada,Pirzada Muhammad Omar Qasmi, Pirzada Muhammad Ali, Usman Qasmi

  • Parents:

    Maulana Baha ul Haq Qasmi (Father)

Biography

 Pakistani Urdu language newspaper columnist and poet
Pakistani Urdu language newspaper columnist and poet
Ata ul Haq Qasmi is one of the leading and most popular columnist of Pakistan who has written Urdu columns for more than last 45 years in the leading newspapers with the name of "Rozan-e-Dewar Sey". 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.He is also a very famous drama writer.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".[1] Biography

Family and Education

K.l. Narang Saqi, Shahid Mehdi, Ata ul Haq Qasmi (Pakistan), Jatinder Parwaaz
K.l. Narang Saqi, Shahid Mehdi, Ata ul Haq Qasmi (Pakistan), Jatinder Parwaaz
Ata ul Haq Qasmi was born in Amritsar Punjab British in India. His father whose name was Maulana Baha ul Haq Qasmi, used to teach at MAO High School.His father Maulana Baha ul Haq Qasmi was an eminent religious scholar.One of his father’s teacher Maulana Mufti Muhammad Hassan (the founder of Jamia Ashrafia) advised him to go to Model Town, Lahore and preach Islam to the people who lived there.After the independence of Pakistan in 1947, his family shifted to Pakistan and first lived in Wazirabad and after that moved to Lahore where Ata finished his high school.Ata ul Haq graduated from MAO College, Lahore Pakistan.[2]  Family and Education 

Early Career

Jouranalist
Jouranalist
He joined the “Nawa-e-Waqt” as sub-editor and his initial salary was PRs. 323. In the meantime, he was appointed as a lecturer at MAO College, Lahore. Thus, he continued teaching and writing at the same time.He has made some great contributions in the print and electronic media, but his main strength is columns and article writing in different newspapers and on different subjects. 

Participated and Pakistan's Best Columnist  

He also participated in many conferences and represented Pakistan and expressed his expert views on Urdu Literature and fine arts. He is a true inspiration for the young columnists and poets. Mushtaq Ahmad Yousafi has termed Qasmi as the best columnist of Pakistan while Altaf Gohar has termed him as the wittiest columnist of current era.

Books and Urdu Columns

Riaz Ahmed Presenting a set of Books to N.B.F M.D. Amar Jalil , Raees Fatima and Ata ul Huq Qasmi
Riaz Ahmed Presenting a set of Books to N.B.F M.D. Amar Jalil , Raees Fatima and Ata ul Huq Qasmi
Ata ul Haq Qasmi has been writing Urdu columns for more than last 45 years in the leading newspapers with the name of “Rozan-e-Dewar Sey”, out of which he spent 35 years with Majeed Nizami in “Nawa-e-Waqt. His first book named “Rozan-e-Diwar Say” was published in 1977 and received Adam Ji Award. So far, he has written 18 books. It is generally believed that whatever is written in a newspaper is a column. However, it is not so. Some of his columns are genuine short stories. For instance, the title of one of his columns is “Alahdin Kay Jin Ka Zawal.” In one of his columns, Intizar Hussain described it as a high class short story.

Unique Style

In TV Apex Show
In TV Apex Show
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.

Ambassador of Pakistan

Chief Guest Mr Ata-ul-Haq Qasmi addressing the gathering
Chief Guest Mr Ata-ul-Haq Qasmi addressing the gathering
Ata ul Haq Qasmi is widely known for his services to arts and literature, not only in Pakistan but in other countries as well. Despite of his services for arts and culture, Qasmi was also elevated to the position of Ambassador of Pakistan in Norway and Thailand during 1997 to 1999.[3]  Ambassador of Pakistan 

Chairman of PTV Channel

In Front of Media
In Front of Media
Famous columnist, poet, scholar and former ambassador of Thailand and Norway, Ata ul Haq Qasmi served as chairman of state-owned television channel PTV. According to the media reports, the summary of his appointment signed by the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Summary of his appointment was sent to the PM House on 30th of October, 2015. Another renowned and experienced journalist Mohammad Malik is already performing his duties as MD PTV.[4]  Chairman of PTV Channel 

List of Columns

  1. Munnu Bhai Ke Baad Saqi Farooqi Aur Tahir Saeed Haroon 
  2. Darinday Ki Giraftari Aur 
  3. Imran Khan Aur Jung Geo Group 
  4. Muhammad Hussain Ki Kahani 
  5. Ye Column Media Ke Bare Main Nahi Hai 
  6. Aik Jalsay Ki Dardnaak Kahani 
  7. Hakumat Qadri Ki Baat Maan Kion Nahi Leti 
  8. My Dear Dr Safdar Mehmood Sahab 
  9. Aik Gharelu Mehfil 
  10. Tahir Ul Qadri. Aisi Namaz Se Guzar, Aise Imam Se Guzar 
  11. Imran Ki Chothi Shadi 
  12. Nawaz Sharif Milne Ke Nahi Nayab Hain Hum 
  13. Mera Chirya Ghar 
  14. Insaf Marhoom Ki Lehed Per 
  15. Lanat Hai Shaitan Mardood Par 
  16. Mujhe Bhi Nawaz Sharif Se Ikhtilaf Tha 
  17. Siyasi O Ghair Siyasi Jumlay Baziyan 
  18. Tv Channels Se Bajrangi Bhai Jaan Tak 
  19. Pakistan Kay Halaat Aur Sir Winston Churchill 
  20. Smart Rehna Seekhain 
  21. Beghairat Insaan Tujhe Kya Pata Ghairat Kisay Kehte Hain 
  22. Tumhare Naam Aik Khat 
  23. Samarkand Aur Bukhara Ki Sair 
  24. Aur Ab Shahbaz Sharif 
  25. Hazrat E Mayosi Khayali 
  26. Pagal Khana 
  27. Ilaj Ba Zarea Taveez 
  28. Astana Aliya Pirzada Ata Ul Haq Qasmi 
  29. Mahir Fanoon Lateefa 
  30. Aik Bail Kay Taaqub Main 
  31. Aik Tha Bara Admi 
  32. Nazariya Kabhi Minus Nahi Hota 
  33. Hamara Media Aur Nizam E Adal 
  34. Aik Angrez Babay Se Mulaqat 
  35. Tanka Jhanki 
  36. Nawaz Sharif Khawas O Awam Kya Sochte Hain 
  37. Akhir Gunah Gaar Hoon Kafir Nahi Hoon Main 
  38. Apni Wafat Par Aik Tehreer 
  39. Khwahishon Ki Qaid Se Aazad Hona Chahiye 
  40. Kuch Aaj Aur Kal Ke Shairon Ke Baray Main 
  41. Maryam Nawaz Ka Interview 
  42. Na Maloom Afraad Aur Na Maloom Mausam 
  43. Khan Mein Kya Rakha Ha 
  44. Ap Kisi Bhi Waqt Bhatak Sakte Hain 
  45. Aunty, Uncle Aur Baba Ji 
  46. Zalimo Ke Khilaf Muzahimat 
  47. Ilaaj Mualja 
  48. Jis Ka Kaam Usi Ko Sajhay
  49. Tanziye Aur Phuljhariyan 
  50. Mere Kaan Main Kon Kya Keh Raha Hai 
  51. Khabardar Agar Kisi Ne Ayadat Karne Ki Koshish Ki 
  52. Sharif Family. Insaf Hota Nazar Nahi Aa Raha 
  53. Mehnat Raaygan Nahi Jati 
  54. Hasidon Ko Daratay Raha Karain 
  55. Nawaz Sharif Sirf Nazriya Nahi Shakhsiyat Bhi 
  56. Majma Baaz Mutawajja Ho 
  57. Waghera Waghera Bara E Farokht 
  58. Nawaz Sharif Aur Mojuda Surat E Haal 
  59. Paris Se Halqa Na 120[5] Columns

List of Books

  1. Ataiye
  2. Dunya Khubsurat Hai
  3. Goron Kay Des Main
  4. Jurm-e-Zareefi
  5. Majmua
  6. Mulaqatein Adhuri Hain
  7. Aap Bhi Sharamsar Ho
  8. Hansna Rona Mana Hay[6] Ata ul Haq Qasmi
  9. Shoq e Awargi
  10. Aik Ghair Mulki Ka Safar Nama Lahore
  11. Dilli Door Ast
  12. Barah Singhay
  13. Mazeed Ganjay Farishtay
  14. Rozan e Deewar
  15. Shauq-e-Awargi[7] Magazines

List of Magazines

  1. Muasir(1999)
  2. Muasir(2001)
  3. Muasir(2002)
  4. Muasir(2004)
  5. Muasir(2007)

Awards

  1. Pride of Performance Award by the President of Pakistan Ghulam Ishaq Khan in (1991)
  2. Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Star of Excellence) Award by the President of Pakistan
  3. Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Crescent of Excellence) Award by the President of Pakistan  Mamnoon Hussain in (2014)[8] Awards


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