Orya Maqbool Jan

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Orya Maqbool Jan
اور یا مقبول جان
Nationality Pakistani
Occupation Poet, journalist

Orya Maqbool Jan (Urdu: اور یا مقبول جان‎) is a columnist, writer, poet and civil servant from Pakistan. He has written many Urdu columns for various Urdu-language newspapers in Pakistan.[1] He has received various national awards including the best Urdu columnist award in 2004.[2]

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.[3] Jan is also a member of the National Academic Council of the Institute of Policy Studies, Islamabad.[3]

Career and education[edit]

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.[1][2]

Television plays[edit]

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.[1][2]


  • Qamat (poetry), 1988[2]
  • Harf-e-Raz (collection of columns)[2]
  • Mujhey hey Hukme Azan (collection of columns)[2]
  • Gardbad (play)[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Details of Orya Maqbool Jan". Pakistan Herald.com. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Orya Maqbool Jan – The columnist, poet and CSS officer". Aamir Ilyas.com. 8 February 2012. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Orya Maqbool Jan". IPS.Org.pk. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 

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