Khalid Akhtar

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Muhammad Khalid Akhtar
Born 1920
Bahawalpur, Punjab, British India
Died 2 February 2002(2002-02-02) (aged 81–82)
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Occupation Electrical engineer, writer
Period 1943 to 2000
Genre Humour
Notable works Chakiwara Main Visal

Mohammad Khalid Akhtar (Urdu: محمد خالد اختر‎), (born 1920 in Bahawalpur, died 2 February 2002),[1] was an Urdu-language writer. His satirical novel Chakiwara Mein Visal from 1964 won the Adamjee Literary Award.


  • Chakiwara main Visal (1964).
  • Khoya Hoa Ufaq (A collection of stories, sketches, satirical essays, the winner of the Adamjee Award in 1967).
  • Bees So Giyara (A novel published in 1950 and republished in 1999).
  • Yatra (A travelogue published in 1990).
  • Do Safar (A travelogue – 1984
  • Chacha Abdul Baqi – Stories (Satire) – 1985
  • Makatib E Khizar
  • Ibn-i-Jubair ka safar (A travelogue published in 1994)
  • Laltain Aur Dosari Kahaniyan (Stories and a novella published in 1984)

A complete collection of his short stories, travelogues, and articles is being published by Oxford University Press.

Further reading[edit]

In August 2010, a PhD thesis was submitted to Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, by Waheed Ur Rehman with the title Muhammad Khalid Akhtar Shakhsiat Wa Fun.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Khalid Akhtar, eminent writer, is dead". Dawn. 3 February 2002. Retrieved 15 June 2017.