Mansoor Afaq

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Mansoor Afaq
Mansoor Afaq1.jpg
Born (1962-01-17) 17 January 1962 (age 52)
Mianwali, Pakistan
Occupation Poet, playwright, columnist
Website
http://www.mansoorafaq.com

Mohammad Mansoor Afaq (Urdu: محمد منصور آفاق; born 17 January 1962), known as Mansoor Afaq (Urdu: منصور آفاق ), is a Pakistani Urdu poet, playwright, columnist[1] and religious scholar. He wrote famous plays for Pakistan Television and, after migration to Britain, entered journalism. Besides his social political activism, Mansoor Afaq is also a novelist, short story writer, drama director and Executive Director, UK.

Early life[edit]

Mansoor Afaq was born in Mianwalion 17 January 1962.[2] He received education at the Government Collage Mianwali. He also studied at the Jamia Shamia Siddiqiah Mianwali, and Jamia Akbaria Mianwali. He obtained a M.A. from the Punjab university. In 1990 his family migrated to Lahore.

Works and achievements[edit]

He is a Pakistani urdu poet.[3] In the year 1999 he migrated to Britain. In April 2005, Mansoor Afaq's work was published by Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi. Before this, five books of Mansoor Afaq, Chahra Numa (Urdu Articles) – 1984, Afaq Numa (Urdu Poetry) – 1986, Saraiki Grammer - 1988, Mein Wo Aur Ata ul Haq Qasmi -1994 and Gul Pasha -1996 was published. And Seven Urdu Drama serial, Nimaksar- 1990 PTV, Zameen[4][5] Pani Par Bunyad, - 1991 PTV,Pathar,[2]- 1992/93 NTM and Zee London, Soya Hua Shehar - 1993 PTV, Dunya,[6]- 1994 PTV, Dhan Koat (Urdu Drama serial) - 1998 was released.

Books and publications[edit]

Serials[edit]

  • Nimaksar [8] (Urdu Drama serial, duration 50 minutes, 13 episodes) - 1990 PTV
  • Zameen [9] (Urdu Drama serial, duration 50 minutes, 13 episodes) - 1991 PTV
  • Pani Par Bunyad [10] (Urdu Drama serial, duration 50 minutes, 03 episodes) - 1991 PTV
  • Pathar [11] (Urdu Drama serial, duration 50 minutes, 18 episodes) - 1992/93 NTM and Zee London
  • Soya Hua Shehar(Urdu Drama serial, duration 50 minutes, 04 episodes) - 1993 PTV
  • Dunya [12] (Urdu Drama serial, duration 50 minutes, 07 episodes) - 1994 PTV
  • Dhan Koat (Urdu Drama serial, duration 50 minutes, 13 episodes) - PTV

Drama Series[edit]

  • Roshni (Urdu Drama series, duration 25 minutes, 13 episodes) - 1992/93 PTV.

Plays[edit]

(A few examples of plays in Urdu, Saraiki and Punjabi languages)

  • Satwan Sakh (Saraiki play, duration 50 minutes) - 1990 PTV* Ki Janaan Main (Punjabi play, duration 50 minutes) - 1990 PTV
  • Kalak (Urdu play, duration 25 minutes) - 1990 PTV
  • Gadi Kook Marandi Ai (Saraiki play, duration 25 minutes) - 1990 PTV
  • Aandhi (Urdu play, duration 25 minutes) - 1992 PTV
  • Suraab (Urdu play, duration 25 minutes) - 1992 PTV
  • Dujha Kinara (Saraiki play, duration 25 minutes, 3 episodes) - 1993 PTV
  • Long Play Gudi Theia Gudian for Aapna Channel UK

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mansoor Afaq | - Urdu Columns on Daily Jang - Archive". Columns.jang.com.pk. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  2. ^ a b "About | mansoorafaq". Mansoorafaq.wordpress.com. 1962-02-17. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  3. ^ "اردو کی برقی کتابیں". Kitaben.urdulibrary.org. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  4. ^ "Ptv Drama Serial Zameen 1-48". YouTube. 2011-01-18. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  5. ^ "PTV's Official Corporate Website". Ptv.com.pk. 1964-11-26. Retrieved 2014-04-04. 
  6. ^ "PTV Drama Duniya.flv". YouTube. 2011-06-26. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  7. ^ Afaq Numa http://www.mansoorafaq.com/afaqnama.html
  8. ^ Nimaksar http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgK_Mg8vajk&feature=youtu.be
  9. ^ [1][dead link]
  10. ^ Pani Par Bunyad http://mansoorafaq.wordpress.com/mansoor/
  11. ^ Pathar http://mianwalitv.blogspot.co.uk/
  12. ^ PTV Drama Duniya http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=jRE9Z2-4Iz4