Zafar Ali Khan
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Zafar Ali Khan (1873–1956) (Urdu: ظفر علی خان) was a writer, poet, and journalist who played an important role in the Pakistan Movement against the British government and worked for Pakistan Movement.
Early life 
Khan was born to a Janjua family at Kot Mehrath, Sialkot, which at the time was part of British India. He received his early education in Mission High School, Wazirabad, Gujranwala District, and then went to graduate at Aligarh Muslim University.
After graduation Khan was appointed secretary to Mohsin-ul-Mulk, then in Bombay. Then he worked for some time as a translator in Hyderabad, Deccan, rising to the post of Secretary, Home Department. He returned from Hyderabad and launched his daily Zamindar from Lahore which was founded by his father Maulvi Sirajuddin Ahmad.
Khan's interest in poetry began in his childhood. His poems are full of religious and political sentiments. He was specially versed in impromptu compositions. His poetical output includes Baharistan, Nigaristan, and Chamanistan. His other works are Marka-e-Mazhab-o-Science, Ghalba-e-Rum, Sayr-e-Zulmet and an opera Jang-e-Roos-o-Japan.
Zafar Ali Stadium 
See also 
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