Ashraf Shad

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Ashraf Shad (Urdu: اشرف شاد‎) is a Pakistani writer, poet and journalist.[1] Ashraf was born in Moradabad, India, and migrated first to Pakistan after the Partition of India, and then to Australia in 1989. He has also lived in the United States, Hungary, Bahrain and Kuwait.[2]


  • Problems of Reporting the Developing World: A case study of New York Time’s reporting on China (1992).
  • Nisab, poetry collection (1996).
  • Bewatan,[3] a novel that won an award for the best novel in Pakistan (1997).
  • Wazir-e-Azam,[4] (The Prime Minister), political fiction (1999).
  • Bewatan, a Hindi translation published in India (2001).
  • Shora-e-Australia (Urdu Poets of Australia), poetry compilation (2001).
  • Aa Merey Qareeb Aa (Come close to me), poetry collection, (2003).
  • Sadre Mohtaram,[5] (The President) (2004).
  • Peeli Lakeer (The yellow line), short story collection (2011).


  1. ^ "Ashraf Shad's book 'Syasatein Kya Kya' launched". Business 21 March 2013. Retrieved 6 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Rajvanshi, Rakha. "Novels as art, poet at heart – Ashraf Shad". The Indian Telegraph. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  3. ^ Be Vatan. Dost Pablikeshanz. ISBN 969-496-095-9. 
  4. ^ Shād, Ashraf (1999). Vazīr-i Aʻẓam : nāvil. Islāmābād: Dost Pablīkeshanz. ISBN 969-496-095-9. 
  5. ^ Shād, Ashraf (2004). Ṣadar-i muḥtaram (2004 Ishāʻat. ed.). Islāmābād: Dost Pablīkeshanz. ISBN 969-496-228-5. 

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