Asif Aslam Farrukhi
آصف اسلم فرخی
Farrukhi at Habib University
Asif Aslam Farrukhi
16 September 1959
|Alma mater||Dow University|
|Known for||1995 Prime Minister's award for literature|
Asif Aslam Farrukhi (Urdu: آصف اسلم فرخی), is a Pakistani writer and editor who is a physician by training. He has translated books from English into Urdu. He has edited and compiled anthologies of Pakistani writers. He also writes for Dawn and other newspapers, and periodicals on literature. He has received the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, the fourth highest civilian honour of Pakistan.
Farrukhi was educated first at Saint Patrick's High School, Karachi and later studied medicine at Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi and public health at Harvard University, United States. His professor and writer father and family background led him to contribute to literature in Pakistan.
Farrukhi has published six collections of short stories and two collections of literary criticisms. He also edits and publishes a literary miscellany in Urdu called "Duniyazad". He is the son of Aslam Farrukhi.
From 1994 to 2014, Farrukhi was associated with UNICEF, Karachi, as the Health and Nutrition programme Officer.
In 2014 he joined Habib University, where he is Associate Professor and Director of the Arzu Center for Regional Languages & Humanities. In 2016 he became Interim Dean & Associate Professor School of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences at Habib University.
- Daily Times August 30, 2017
- "Book on terrorism launched". Dawn.com. 12 June 2002. Retrieved 2012-02-27.
- The Express Tribune, December 24, 2013
- Website of Habib University, accessed 21 November 2015
- Website of Habib University, accessed 26 June 2016
- Dawn, 14 August 2005 
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