Asif Farrukhi

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Asif Aslam Farrukhi
آصف اسلم فرخی
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Farrukhi at Habib University
Asif Aslam Farrukhi

16 September 1959
EducationMBBS, MPH
Alma materDow University
Harvard University[1]
OccupationDoctor, writer
Known for1995 Prime Minister's award for literature
Parent(s)Aslam Farrukhi
اسلم فرخی

Asif Aslam Farrukhi (Urdu: آصف اسلم فرخی‎), is a Pakistani writer and editor who is a physician by training.[2] 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 1985 to 1993 he worked on the faculty of the Aga Khan University under the supervision of the public health pioneer Prof. John H. Bryant.

In 2010, he collaborated with Oxford University Press, and the British Council to found the Karachi Literature Festival, and he is one of the founders of it.[3]

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.[4] In 2016 he became Interim Dean & Associate Professor School of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences at Habib University.[5]


In 1995 he received the Prime Minister's award for literature. In 2005 he was awarded the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz by the President of Pakistan.


  1. ^ Daily Times August 30, 2017
  2. ^ "Book on terrorism launched". 12 June 2002. Retrieved 2012-02-27.
  3. ^ The Express Tribune, December 24, 2013
  4. ^ Website of Habib University, accessed 21 November 2015
  5. ^ Website of Habib University, accessed 26 June 2016

External links[edit]

  • Dawn, 14 August 2005 [1]