Haseena Moin

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Haseena Moin
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Native name حسینہ معین
Born Kanpur, (India)
Residence Karachi, Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Other names Haseena Apa
Alma mater Government College for Women, Karachi University
Occupation Screenwriter, playwrighter, writer, educationist
Years active 1970–present

Haseena Moin is a Pakistani dramatist, playwright and scriptwriter. She has written several plays for stage, radio and television, some of which have even gained international repute. She is the recipient of the Pride of Performance award for her services to the performing arts in Pakistan. She wrote Pakistan's first original script 'Kiran Kahani' aired in the early-1970s. Before this PTV relied on novel-based scripts for dramas. She is considered to be the best playwright and dramatist Pakistan has ever witnessed.[1][2][3]

Some of the most popular dramas she wrote that gained international repute include Ankahi, Tanhaiyaan, Kiran Kahani, Dhoop Kinaray, Aahat, Uncle Urfi, Shehzori, Kohar, Des Pardes, Pal Do Pal, Aansoo, Kasak, Parchaiyan (1976) and Parosi. Other notable works include Mere Dard ko Jo Zuban Milay, Kaisa Yeh Junoon, Dhundle Raaste, Shayad ke Bahar Aaye, Mohim Joo, Tum Se Mil Kar, Bandish and Zer Zabar Paish. It appears strange that with such a success following even greater success on the TV screen, Moin didn't branch out into other literary forms like novels or short stories which are such a popular genre among Urdu fiction writers.[4]

Early life[edit]

A native of Kanpur, the most populous city in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Haseena Moin received her early education in her ancestral region and, after the independence of Pakistan in 1947, migrated with her family to Pakistan. She lived for a number of years in Rawalpindi, then moved to Lahore and, in the 1950s, settled in Karachi, where she graduated from the Government College for Women in 1960 and earned Master of Arts in History from Karachi University in 1963. Her yearn for writing was visible right from the time she was in final years of her schooling, as from 7th standard, beside other school activities she got selected to write weekly column by the title of BHAI JAN for a local journal.[5][6]

Her fame started laying its foundation when she regularly wrote some memorable plays for Radio Pakistan Karachi's all-time popular "Studio Number 9. Professionally, she took up the educational pursuits and start teaching. She rose to the level of Principal. It was in 1969 that Iftikhar Arif, Head of the Script Dept. at PTV-Karachi Centre, called Hasina and offered her to write a play for the then-forthcoming EID. Initially Hasina was nervous, but took courage to pen down a play. The cast was also decided by her with Kunwar Aftab Ahmed as the director. Hence came Eid Ka Jorra with Neelofer Aleem and Talat Hussain in lead, supported by Khalid Nizami and Ishrat Hashmi.[7][8]

Career[edit]

Pakistan television[edit]

She has penned down many successful and most famous plays of PTV like Shehzori, Zeir Zabr Peish, Uncle Urfi, Ankahi, Tanhaiyaan, Parchaieyen, Bandish, Dhund, Dhoop Kinarey, Aahat, Kasak, Pal Do Pal and Tere Ajane Se. Her play Gurya which was directed by Shirin Khan with cast members Manzoor Qureshi, Shahla Ahmad Bina of Uncle Urfi, Azra Sherwani and Raju Jamil, won an award at the Global TV Plays Festival in Tokyo for best script and direction. She was the writer of the first coloured drama of Pakistan, aired on PTV called Parchaiyan, which had a huge star cast and was directed by Mohsin Ali.[9]

She has also written Pakistan's first original script 'Kiran Kahani' aired in the early-1970s. Before this PTV used to rely on novel based scripts. Most of the people at that time were not confident with the experiment but it was Mohsin Ali who encouraged her to write and finally when the play was on air, it was a huge success and is remembered to date. It starred Roohi Bano in the lead with Manzoor Qureshi, Begum Khursheed Mirza, Qazi Wajid and many more.[10][11]

Indian television[edit]

Her drama serial Dhoop Kinare, which aired in 1987 and was famous in Pakistan as well as India. A loosely based remake of it was later made in India by the name of Kuch Toh Log Kahenge and it aired between 2011-2013. It was re-written by popular Indian writer Kamlesh Pandey, who stated that by remaking this play he has paid tribute to Hasina Moin.[12][13] Even Tanhaiyan was quite popular. These shows are still remembered amongst the Indian masses.[14] She wrote a play for India called Tanha, which become widely popular during its run. She also wrote a play for Doordarshan called 'Kash-m-kash', Arshad Mahmood composed and Tina Sani sang the title song of the play.[15]

Films[edit]

Lollywood[edit]

Moin wrote the script for the 1978 film Yahan Se Wahan Tak, starring Waheed Murad. The film was produced and directed by Syed Kamal. She also wrote the dialogues for the 1986 film Nazdekiyan which was directed by Usman Peerzada, starring Samina Peerzada and Usman Peerzada. The film was acclaimed and won prestigious national awards.[16]

In 1998, Moin wrote Kahin Pyar Na Ho Jaye. The film was directed by Javed Sheikh and the cast included Resham, Shaan and Saleem Sheikh. Before release, the film was heavily hyped and was expected to be a success but eventually could not perform well at the box office.[17][18]

Bollywood[edit]

Moin was the first Pakistani writer to write for a Bollywood film. Raj Kapoor wanted her to write the dialogues for his dream project Henna, which was released in 1991. He also wanted to cast Shehnaz Sheikh in the title role of the film but after she refused, Haseena Moin recommended Zeba Bakhtiar as the leading lady, thus Zeba was cast in the title role of Henna.[19][20] The film was a box office success and was also chosen as India's entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars.[21][22]

Initially she was hesitant to write for a Bollywood film. During the pre production stages Raj Kapoor died, and the project was taken over by his son Randhir Kapoor. But when the film was about to release the Babri Mosque incident broke out and Moin wrote a letter to Randhir Kapoor in which she requested that her name should not be used to promote the film neither her name should be mentioned in the credits as it may hurt her fans in Pakistan, thus her name was not mentioned in the credits nor the film was promoted using her name but she was acknowledged at the end of the film. Although this incident brought a lot of loss to her but she stated in an interview that she can do any thing for her country and sacrificing a film was very little thing for her she could also give her life for her country.[23][24]

Genres[edit]

She has written every type of drama. From comedies like Shehzori, Uncle Urfi, Tanhaiyaan with best comic characters in her plays, like Mamoo, Timmy and Moby in Ankahi. Qabacha, Bukrad and Aapa Begum in Tanhaiyan, Gazi Apa in Uncle Urfi to tragedies like Parchaiyaan. From romantic dramas like Dhoop Kinaray, Ankahi,Kohar to family dramas like Aansoo. She has also written several plays based on social issues like the super hit Aahat, it was based on family planning and was directed by Sahira Kazmi, her play Des Pardes was based on the lives of people living Scotland and the problems they have to face. Chup Darya a telefilm starring Sania Saeed was based on Karachi's conditions and Shayad ke Bahar Aye was based on Women rights. She has also written historic plays like Tansen, Meray Dard ko jo Zuban Mile and the recent Anjaane Nagar. Her other plays include Parosi, Pal do Pal, Kasak based on the life of a single parent, Dhundle Raaste and many more.[25][26]

Recurring collaborators[edit]

Directors[edit]

Many of Haseena's plays have been directed by (late) Mohsin Ali. Starting from Hasina's first play Shehzori to Mohsin's last play Ik Naye Morr Pe, they have worked together in more than 10 plays. Other directors with whom Haseena has repeatedly work include Shoaib Mansoor (his debut play Ankahi and the long play Dhundle Raaste), Sahira Kazmi (she directed Hasina's two blockbuster plays Dhoop Kinare and Aahat and she directed her first play Choti Choti Baatein which was also written by Hasina, Sahira also acted in Haseena's Parchaiyan, M Zaheer Khan (he directed several episodes of Zer Zabar Pesh, he also directed Kohar, Aania and the remake of Kiran Kahani, Shirin Khan directed some early plays of Haseena which include the all-time famous Uncle Urfi, Zer Zabar Pesh, Kiran Kahani and Gurya, Raana Sheikh (she directed Parosi, Shayad ke Bahar Aye and Kaisa Yeh Junoon), Ali Rizvi (he directed the famous Aansoo and Des Pardes as well as Meray Dard Ko Jo Zuban Mile).[27]

Actors and actresses[edit]

Many actors and actresses have appeared in her plays frequently such as Qazi Wajid, Shakeel, Rahat Kazmi, Talat Hussain, Jamshed Ansari, Behroze Sabzwari, Asif Raza Mir, Neelofar Aleem, Roohi Bano, Shehnaz Sheikh (she has only done two plays in her career and both were by Haseena Moin and both were blockbusters), Marina Khan, Zeba Bakhtiar, Nadia Khan, Nadia Jamil, Sania Saeed, Badar Khalil (she worked in all the blockbuster plays of Hasina such as Ankahi, Tanhaiyan, Dhoop Kinare and Parosi), Azra Sherwani, Begum Kursheed Mirza, Ishrat Hashmi and Khalida Riyasat all have repeatedly worked with her in two plays or more. One of the very senior actresses of both radio and television who brought life to many fiery characters like Ladli Begum in Zer-Zabar-Pesh and Mali Khala in Shehzori was Arsh-e-Munir. Noone talks about her but she is worth paying tribute to as artists like Begum Khusheed Mirza and Arsh-e-Munir brought culture and particularly the delivery of old Urdu provebs and odioms (kahawatain; Mahaware) by means of dialogue in such a beautiful manner that people got the exact picture of what old ladies used to be like in the early 20th Century. The mention of child stars are also very important.

Recent work[edit]

Her drama serial Saare Mausam Apne Hain aired on Geo TV in late 2012. The drama was directed by Ali Rizvi.[28] Also Meri Behan Maya another play by Moin began aired from 17 September 2012 to 11 January 2013 on Geo TV. It was directed by Azfer Ali. The audience appreciated the story and the love shown between the sisters was immensely liked. Annie Jafry was also appreciated for her performance as Maya.[29]

In 2012, a sequel was made of one of her most famous drama Tanhaiyaan aired in 1985. A sequel Tanhaiyan Naye Silsilay which was aired from 20 October 2012 to 19 January 2013 on PTV and ARY Digital simultaneously. Moin wrote the first 7 episodes and had to go abroad, so she allowed Mohammad Ahmed to write the rest of the episodes, and she would write the last episode when she returned, but, by the time she returned the entire serial was written and many changes were made to the episodes she had written. She was very disappointed so she asked the producers to remove her name from the serial but due to copyright issues her name could not be removed. But she has said she had nothing to do with Naye Silsilay and was very disappointed by the outcome.[30] [31]

A serial titled Anjaane Nagar started airing on TV ONE from May 2013. It was a period play set in 1939 and was shot at beautiful locations in Murree and the Northern Areas. It was directed by veteran director Khawaja Najam ul Hassan. It received critical acclaim upon its release.[32]

An Eid telefilm titled Ooper Gori Ka Makaan aired from Express Entertainment in 2013. The telefilm was a romantic comedy and was directed by Yasir Nawaz. The cast included Neelam Munir and Junaid Khan in the lead roles.

Her serial Mohabbat Ho Gai Tumse, a story of four friends aired from TV ONE in August 2015. It was directed by the channel's chairperson Seema Taher Khan and starred Adnan Siddiqui, Deeba Naz, Zhalay Sarhadi, Azfer Rehman and Hira Tareen in lead roles.

Awards and achievements[edit]

Haseena has visited many countries and won numerous awards, including the Pride of Performance Award in 1987 for her services to the performing arts in Pakistan it is one of the highest civil awards conferred by the Pakistan Government. She has won many other awards including the Woman of the year award. In 1975 she also won an award at the Global TV Plays Festival in Tokyo for best script and direction for her play Gurya. She has won accolades at nearly every year's Lux Style Awards as well as PTV Awards, during the late 80's Moin Akhtar gave a tribute to her at PTV awards ceremony. She has also appeared in many talk shows such as Anwar Maqsood's LG TV SHOW and Marina Mornings and many other numerous morning shows and chat shows. Most recently she appeared in The Big Show on CNBC alongside another legendary writer Fatima Surayya Bajia.[33][34]

In 1982 she was given a tribute by Anwar Maqsood in his show. Legendary actors and directors like Shakeel, Jamshed Ansari, Javed Sheikh, Mohsin Ali, Shoaib Mansoor, Mahmood Masood, Saleem Nasir, Behroze Sabzwari, Shehnaz Sheikh, Begum Khursheed Mirza, Badar Khalil, Neelofar Aleem were present to acknowledge her efforts. In November 2012 she was given a tribute by Karachi Arts Council called 'Aitraaf e Kamal – Haseena Moin'. Many people like Fatima Surayya Bajia, Sahira Kazmi, Sakina Samoo, Sajid Hassan, Iqbal Ansari were present to acknowledge her immense contribution to Pakistani dramas for the last four decades.

Politics and other work[edit]

Moin during an Interview

With the increasing popularity of Imran Khan's political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf many famous people including Haseena Moin have joined this political party.[35][36]

In 2008 she was seen taking an active part in a campaign set up by Geo TV to promote education and welfare in Pakistan.

Haseena Moin was also seen endorsing Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf during the 2013 elections alongside Hina Khawaja Bayat, Humayun Saeed, Ayesha Omer, Rubina Ashraf and others.

She has also been partially active in taking interviews of different personalities at some occasions.

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Dramas
Title Channel Director Cast Additional Notes
Shehzori PTV Mohsin Ali Shakeel, Neelofar Abbasi, Arsh e Muneer, Ishrat Hashmi, Mahmood Ali, Khalid Nizami, Subhani Ba Yunas, Mohammad Yousaf Her debut serial. Adapted from Azeem Baig Chughtai's work
Kiran Kahani PTV Shrin Khan & Mohsin Ali Roohi Bano, Manzoor Qureshi, Qazi Wajid, Mahmood Ali, Begum Khursheed Mirza, Zafar Masood, Jamshed Ansari, Babra Sharif First original script in Pakistani Television history
Uncle Urfi PTV Mohsin Ali & Shrin Khan Shakeel, Shahla Ahmad, Jamshed Ansari, Qurban Jillani, Azra Sherwani, Begum Khursheed Mirza, Naheed Rafique Shakeel's most memorable role
Zair Zabar Pesh PTV Shrin Khan & M Zaheer Khan Roohi Bano, Shakeel, Zeenat Yasmin, Jamshed Ansari, Begum Khursheed Mirza, Qazi Wajid
Parchhaiyan (1976) PTV Mohsin Ali & Shirin Khan Rahat Kazmi, Sahira Kazmi, Talat Hussain, Shakeel, Begum Khursheed Mirza, Azra Sherwani Pakistan's first coloured serial. Adaptation of Henry James' The Portrait of a Lady.
Ankahi (1982) PTV Mohsin Ali & Shoaib Mansoor Shehnaz Sheikh, Shakeel, Javed Sheikh, Jamshed Ansari, Badar Khalil, Qazi Wajid, Salim Nasir, Behroze Sabzwari Shoaib Mansoor's debut play
Tanhaiyaan (1985) PTV Shahzad Khalil Shehnaz Sheikh, Marina Khan, Asif Raza Mir, Behroze Sabzwari, Badar Khalil, Qazi Wajid, Azra Sherwani, Jamshed Ansari, Durdana Butt Marina Khan's first major serial. Shehnaz Sheikh's last serial
Dhoop Kinare PTV Sahira Kazmi Rahat Kazmi, Marina Khan, Badar Khalil, Sajid Hassan, Kehkashan Awan, Qazi Wajid, Azra Sherwani, Ishrat Hashmi, Hameed Wyne Recently adapted by Indian Television
Rumi PTV Manzoor Qureshi Begum Khursheed Mirza, Qayum Arif, Farzana, Yasir
Bandish PTV Mohsin Ali, Shirin Khan Khalida Riyasat, Mahmood Masood, Talat Hussain, Salim Nasir, Zeba Shehnaz, Zafar Masood, Mohammad Yousaf Khalida Riyasat's first major serial
Dhund PTV Shirin Khan, Manzoor Qureshi Roohi Bano, Khalida Riyasat, Mahmood Masood, Begum Khursheed Mirza Adapted from the novel, "My Cousin Rachel."
Balaa e Jaan PTV Zaheer Khan Kamal Ahmed Rizvi
Aahat PTV Sahira Kazmi Sania Saeed, Salman Ahmed, Samina Ahmed, Qazi Wajid, Talat Naseer, Huma Nawab Sania Saeed's most memorable role till date
Parosi NTM Raana Sheikh Khalida Riyasat, Marina Khan, Badar Khalil, Ali Ejaz, Saleem Sheikh, Jamal Shah, Shamim Hilaly, Humera Syed Khalida Riyasat's last serial
Kasak PTV Mohsin Ali Rubina Ashraf, Jehanzaib Gorchani, Khalid Anum, Fazila Qazi, Hameed Wyne, Safia Khairi, Zeenat Yasmeen, Qazi Wajid Aired during PTV's 'dupatta policy'
Tansen PTV Khawaja Najam ul Hasan Asif Raza Mir, Zeba Bakhtiar, Jehanzaib Gorchani, Sajid Hassan, Humaira Syed, Shakila Hassan, Hassam Qazi Historical Drama, based on Tansen's life
Kohar PTV M Zaheer Khan Marina Khan, Shakeel, Junaid Butt, Frieha Altaf, Fouzia Wahab, Jamshed Ansari Late politician Fouzia Wahab acted in this play
Jaane Anjaane PTV Javed Fazil Nadia Jamil, Vaneeza Ahmed, Humayun Saeed, Asad, Talat Hussain, Samina Ahmed Nadia Jamil's debut
Pal Do Pal PTV Mohsin Ali Nadia Khan, Ali Azmat, Adnan Siddiqui, Asad, Qazi Wajid, Andleeb Iqbal, Humaira Syed Nadia Khan's debut
Des Pardes PTV Ali Rizvi Nadia Khan, Zulfiqar Sheikh, Tamina Sheikh, Talat Hussain, Nabeel, Hassam Qazi, Zaheen Tahira, Yasmeen Ismail Shot in Scotland
Aansoo PTV Ali Rizvi Talat Hussain, Sakina Samo, Shagufta Ejaz, Nabeel, Zulfiqar Sheikh, Maheen, Tasmina Sheikh, Noman Ejaz, Asad Shot in Scotland
The Castle-Aik Umeed PTV Zulfiqar Sheikh Talat Hussain, Shakeel, Shagufta Ejaz, Samina Ahmed, Rehan Sheikh, Humayun Saeed, Tasmina Sheikh, Asma Anwar, Bilal Ahmed Shot in Scotland
Shayad Ke Bahar Aaye PTV Raana Sheikh Shafi Mohammad Shah, Parveen Malik, Sania Saeed, Humayun Saeed, Tooba Siddiqui, Shahood Alvi, Imran Abbas Naqvi Based on women rights
Teray Aajaney Se TV ONE Zulfiqar Sheikh Samina Peerzada, Qazi Wajid, Iman Ali, Naheed Shabbir, Imran Abbas Naqvi, Asad, Nabeel, Tasmina Sheikh Shot in Scotland
Meray Dard Ko Jo Zuban Mile PTV Ali Rizvi Asif Raza Mir, Rabi Peerzada, Angeline Malik, Tipu Sharif, Farooq Zameer, Shamim Hilali, Noman Masood Asif Raza Mir's come back serial
Tum Se Mil Kar PTV Parvez Malik Shakeel, Usman Peerzada, Vaneeza Ahmed, Imran Malik, Munawar Saeed, Aurangzeb, Gia Ali, Sajjad Kishwer Directed by Legendary Film Director Parvez Malik
Ik Nae Mor Par PTV Mohsin Ali Talat Hussain, Jamshed Ansari, Samina Ahmed, Qaiser Khan, Sonia Rehman, Shamil Khan, Rohaina Hussain Mohsin Ali's last serial, Remake of her own serial Zer Zabar Pesh
Kiran Kahani (Remake) PTV World M Zaheer Khan Nadia Jamil, Rehan Sheikh, Shahood Alvi, Jamshed Ansari, Sajida Syed, Latif Kapadia Remake of her own serial starring Roohi Bano, aired in the 1970s
Kaisa Yeh Junoon ARY Digital Raana Sheikh Asif Raza Mir, Sawera Nadeem, Adnan Siddiqui, Ali Kazmi, Ayesha Omer, Azfer Rehman, Kirron Kher Only the dialogues were penned by Hasina Moin
Aania TV ONE M Zaheer Khan Adnan Siddiqui, Zainab Qayyum, Jamshed Ansari, Zaheen Tahira, Behroz Sabzwari, Ali Salman Original story by late Mohsin Ali
Choti Si Kahani PTV Kamran Qureshi Adnan Siddiqui, Ayesha Khan, Nadia Hussain, Farhan Ali Agha, Sadia Imam, Duradana Butt Brand endorsement serial
Kashmakash Doordarshan Javed Jaffrey, Suchitra Krishnamoorthi
Tanha Star Plus Paresh Kamdar Marina Khan, Sajid Hasan, Sushma Seth, Asif Sheikh, Atul Agnihotri, Vivek Mushran Indian drama
Saaray Mausam Apne Hain GEO TV Ali Rizvi Farooq Zamir, Tanveer Jamal, Hassan Soomro, Sakina Samoo, Sohail Asghar, Hammad Farooqui, Kanza Wyne VJ Kanza's Debut Serial
Tanhaiyan- Naye Silsilay PTV/ARY Digital Marina Khan Asif Raza Mir, Marina Khan, Behroze Sabzwari, Qazi Wajid, Badar Khalil, Durdana Butt, Alishba Yousuf, Syra Yousuf, Shehryar Munawar, Shehroze Sabzwari Only a few episodes were written by her, but the entire drama is written by Mohd. Ahmed, changes were also made in the episodes written by Haseena Moin. She disassociated herself from the project.
Meri Behan Maya Geo TV Azfar Ali, Iqbal Ansari Neelam Munir, Annie Jaffrey, Danish Taimoor, Javed Sheikh, Shamim Hilali, Bindya, Zarar Khan
Anjaane Nagar TV ONE Khawaja Najam ul Hasan Yamina Peerzada, Zainab Ahmed, Asad, Imran Rizvi, Kiran Tabeer, Shamyl Khan, Marvi Sarmad, Rashid Mahmood, Humaira Syed Period Play, Set in the 1930s
Mohabbat Ho Gai Tumse TV ONE Seema Taher Khan Adnan Siddiqui, Deeba Naz, Zhalay Sarhadi, Yasir Mazhar, Azfer Rehman, Hira Tareen
Telefilms (Long Plays)
Title Channel Director Cast Additional Notes
Naya Raasta PTV Kunwar Aftab Ahmed Shakeel, Neelofar Aleem Shakeel's debut play, Haseena's first ever play written for television
Happy Eid Mubarak PTV Kunwar Aftab Ahmed Shakeel, Neelofar Abbasi, Khalid Nizami, Ishrat Hashmi, Jamshed Ansari
Gurya PTV Shirin Khan Shahla Ahmad, Manzoor Qureshi, Azra Sherwani, Raju Jamil, Farzana Won the best script award at Tokyo
Mohim Joo PTV
Eid Ka Jora PTV Neelofar Abbasi, Talat Hussain
Raabta PTV Shirin Khan Talat Hussain, Dabu, Iqbal Sherwani, Naheed Sherwani, Begum Khursheed Mirza Long Play on Pakistan Telecommunication
Roshni PTV Muhammad Nisar Hussain Asif Raza Mir, Huma Hameed, Farooq Zameer Aired in 1983
Mayke Ka Bakra PTV Shafi Mohammad Shah, Jamshed Ansari
Chalte Chalte PTV Mohsin Ali Mehmood Masud, Shakeel, Qazi Wajid, Badar Khalil, Bushra Ansari, Jamshed Ansari, Javed Sheikh, Sajida Syed Theater Play
Saagar Ka Aansoo PTV Shahzad Khalil Gulab Chandio, Bushra Ansari, Nosheen Usman, Saleem Iqbal, Aslam Latar, Yaqoob Zakaria Based on John Steinbeck's novel Pearl
Choti Choti Baatein PTV Sahira Kazmi Huma Akbar, Asif Raza Mir, Begum Khursheed Mirza, Imtiaz Ahmed Eid ul Fitr special play aired in 1985
Dhundle Raaste PTV Shoaib Mansoor Junaid Jamshed, Salman Ahmed, Rohail Hayyat, Shahzad Hasan, Tabinda Sheikh, Nayyar Kamal Famous band Vital Signs acted in this play (Their only play)
Chup Dariya PTV Sania Saeed Based on Karachi's condition
Sangsaar PTV Shirin Khan Rahat Kazmi, Sahira Kazmi Written in 1975 for PTV's second Jash-e-Tamseel, Won award for best writer
Mausam-e-Gul PTV Manzoor Qureshi Shafi Mohammad Shah, Arshad Mehmood, Rubina Ashraf, Khalid Anum, Mahmood Akhter Aired on Eid ul Fitr 2002
Dua PTV Raana Sheikh Nadia Jamil, Shabbir Jan, Ahson Talish Based on a real incident
Gharonda PTV Ali Rizvi Raju Jamil, Ismat Zaidi 23 March Special Play
Waqt Ko Tham Lo PTV Misbah Khalid Manzoor Qureshi, Shamim Hilali, Gul-e-Rana, Esha Noor, Irfan Khan Aired in March 2013, Based on Cancer Patients
Ooper Gori Ka Makaan Express Entertainment Yasir Nawaz Neelam Munir, Junaid Khan, Sarah Khan, Khalid Malik, Jahan Ara Hai, Azra Mohiuddin Aired on Eid ul Fitr 2013

Cinema[edit]

Screenplays
Year Title Director Cast Additional Notes
1978 Yahan Se Wahan Tak Syed Kamal Waheed Murad, Ali Ejaz, Mumtaz, Asif Khan
1986 Nazdikiyan Usman Peerzada Usman Peerzada, Samina Peerzada
1991 Henna Randhir Kapoor Zeba Bakhtiyar, Rishi Kapoor, Farida Jalal, Reema Lagoo, Saeed Jaffery India's entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars
1998 Kahin Pyar Na Ho Jae Javed Sheikh Resham, Shaan, Saleem Sheikh, Meera

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