Orya Maqbool Jan



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Orya Maqbool Jan is a columnist, writer, poet and civil servant from Pakistan. He has written many Urdu columns for various Urdu-language newspapers in Pakistan. He has received vrious national awards including the best Urdu columnist award in 2004.

He has also served as director general to Sustainable Development of the Walled City Project in Lahore and as executive director ECO, Cultural Institute, Tehran and information secretary to the government of the Punjab. Jan is also a member of the National Academic Council of the Institute of Policy Studies, Islamabad.

Career and education

Jan received a Master's degree in social work from Punjab University, Lahore, and LL.B from University of Balochistan, Quetta. He has served as deputy commissioner and district magistrate of three districts. He worked as a managing director of Baluchistan water and sanitation authority. He is presently Director, Social welfare, Human rights and Women development. and is overall in charge of community development. He is also project director of UNICEF in the projects on advocacy and communication of rights of children and women development.

Television plays

He has written five television plays of Pakistan Television titled Roazan in 1991, Gardbad in 1993, Shaharzad in 1994, Qafas in 2000, and Qafla in 2004 . He has also written a number of tele-films and assorted plays. The play Gardbad was nominated for best playwright. He has received PTV award of best Playwright Of The Decade for 1987 – 97.


Qamat (poetry), 1988
Harf-e-Raz (collection of columns)
Mujhey hey Hukme Azan (collection of columns)
Gardbad (play)

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Ailly ( Sharjah,United arab Emirates) Monday, October 28, 2013 1:24:02 PM (MDT - USA)
nice to read about his achievements and his articles which are always interesting and informative.

RASHID QADEER ( HYDERABAD,Pakistan) Monday, June 3, 2013 10:53:03 PM (MDT - USA)

Faiz Mohammad ( Al Khobar Ksa.,Saudi arabia) Wednesday, April 10, 2013 4:10:21 AM (MDT - USA)
Assalam O Alaikom.I Just Salute your Skills Allah gifted you.I feel great pleasure and proud when I see People like you, advocating for Islamic Rule in FREE Pakistani Media. Allah bestove His blessing upan you and make usccessful in this world and the world here after.Ameen.

Muhammad Umar Sami ( Lahore,Pakistan) Tuesday, July 12, 2011 5:40:29 AM (MDT - USA)
Most learned journalist in my opinion

wasim ( multan,Pakistan) Tuesday, July 12, 2011 2:43:48 AM (MDT - USA)
bhai jaan aap ki mehnat ka aap ko Rabb hi sila day ga aap kay aik kalam main aap nay apnay ooper tanqeed karnay waloon kay baray likha .aap ghabrain nahi jhan aap per tanqeed karnay walay hain waheen bohat say log aap kay sath hain Allah aap ko himmat ata farmayay oor muslmanon ko aqle saleem ata farmay

ali ( Lahore,Pakistan) Friday, November 19, 2010 12:19:59 PM (MDT - USA)
We muslims should wage jehad aganist chirstians, jewish, hindus and non muslims.

mumtaz ( faisalabad,Pakistan) Friday, September 17, 2010 1:36:35 AM (MDT - USA)
I have read few articles of you and found them very thought provoing and intelegent. I have listened you as well and found you talking with logics. For my interest only what is the meaning of orya. thanks

Junaid ( atd,United States) Tuesday, September 7, 2010 2:12:38 PM (MDT - USA)
sir you are the one of the great and leading columist of pakistan .. n sir i 've ur collection of three column book plz publish more collection ... it wil be so nice of you ..

Junaid ( Abbottabad,Pakistan) Wednesday, August 11, 2010 1:50:31 PM (MDT - USA)
sir i love ur writing style and truthfullness may u live long

Usman ( Nowshera,Pakistan) Thursday, January 28, 2010 3:40:49 AM (MDT - USA)
no words 4 Orya Maqool for his extra ordinary colomns.Irfan Saddiqui and Orya r the best colomner in Pakistan undoubtebly.

BANISAI ( Dubai,United arab Emirates) Monday, October 12, 2009 4:29:00 AM (MDT - USA)
ایک انقلابی لکھاری جو قوم میں انقلابی روح کو بیدار کرنے کی کوششوں میں لگا ہوا ہے۔

waqas ahmed qadri ( sialkot,Pakistan) Tuesday, August 18, 2009 9:07:29 AM (MDT - USA)
Asslamu alakum: you are great person in the world in my eyes because of your great love with the Holy Prophet (peae be upon him). i've also found you in my dream in very good and spiritual condition. i love you orya. pls write a column in the honour of the holy Propet Peace be upon him and send it me. thanks.. your lover :Muhammad Waqas Ahmed Attari... from Sialkot (daska). may Allah bless you and shower upon you unlimited blessings upon you. asslam u alikum please remember me in your prayers: sorry could not found most honorable words about you:

zahid ( karachi pakistan,United States) Tuesday, July 7, 2009 10:29:56 PM (MDT - USA)
aap ki column zarb -momin mayn parta hoon. karachi mayn jari hai . PM, CM COAS SADAR, CJ, MEDIA, JOURNALIST SAB CHUP HAYN. Kya yeh jurum ki ianat nahin hai.target killing

abdul bari ( Zhob stu of M.A mass comm in U.O.B,Pakistan) Monday, April 27, 2009 9:45:19 PM (MDT - USA)
R/s       i m reading your columns from a long time.i want to write and i written some columns for local N.P. i have no facility of books to buy and net to write effective column.sir what can do i do.

Mazhar Kazmi ( London,United Kingdom) Tuesday, January 13, 2009 7:04:22 PM (MDT - USA)
Orya Jan sahab \\\"hum dekhein gey lazim hey key hum bhi dekhein gey\\\" Khalid Masood Khan was right in his column about Miya sahab. I was disappointed with the decision.

Javaid Hakim ( Ottawa,Canada) Saturday, January 3, 2009 7:37:02 PM (MDT - USA)
Good to listen and read your comments.\\r\\nMay God be with you always.\\r\\n \\r\\nRegards\\r\\nJavaid Hakim

Noor Ilahi Siddiqi ( Hamilton, ON,Canada) Thursday, December 18, 2008 5:29:26 PM (MDT - USA)
May Allah bless him with His laurals the way Maqbool Jan feel the pain of the Nation''s pulse.

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saqib ( brampton,Canada) Thursday, April 16, 2009 8:53:18 AM (MDT - USA)
wama alaina illal balagul mubeen....(aur keh do...k hamara kam tableegh kertay rehna hai) keep it up brother..really impressive knowledge...pure intellectual..proud of you brother
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Kumar Ram ( Delhi,India) Tuesday, April 14, 2009 4:22:39 PM (MDT - USA)
you mean in history there has been genocide and it should continue in the present as well? Look at where those countries are at in Europe now.
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