Mansoor Afaq

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Mansoor Afaq
منصور آفاق
Mansoor Afaq
Mansoor Afaq
Born Muhammad Mansoor Afaq
(1962-01-17) 17 January 1962 (age 54)
Mianwali, Mianwali District, Punjab, Pakistan
Occupation Poet, Playwriter, Columnist[1]
Website
www.mansoorafaq.com

Muhammad Mansoor Afaq (Urdu: محمد منصور آٖفاق‎) born 17 January 1962, known as Mansoor Afaq (Urdu: منصور آفاق‎), is a Pakistani Urdu poet, playwright, columnist [2] and religious scholar.[3] He wrote famous plays for Pakistan Television and, after migration to Britain, entered journalism. Besides his social political activism, Mansoor Afaq is also a novelist, short story writer, drama director and executive director of Society of Culture and Heritage, UK.[3][4][5]

Mansoor Afaq is a considerable film critique as well.[5][6] He has been a film and TV program columnist for Daily Jang,[2] Nawa-i-Waqt over a long period of time. He has delivered lectures for East Film Academy under the flag of Society of Culture and Heritage.[4] He has written a book "A shot of butterfly" in Urdu language.[5]

Early life[edit]

Mansoor Afaq was born in Mianwalion 17 January 1962.[7] He received education at the Government College Mianwali. He also studied at the Jamia Shamia Siddiqiah Mianwali, and Jamia Akbaria Mianwali.

Works and achievements[edit]

He is a Pakistani urdu poet.[8] In the year 1999 he migrated to Britain. In April 2005, Mansoor Afaq's work was published by Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi. Before this, five books of Mansoor Afaq, Chahra Numa (Urdu Articles) – 1984, Afaq Numa (Urdu Poetry) – 1986, Saraiki Grammer - 1988, Mein Wo Aur Ata ul Haq Qasmi -1994 and Gul Pasha -1996 was published. And Seven Urdu Drama serial, Nimaksar- 1990 PTV,[9] Zameen,[10][11] Pani Par Bunyad, - 1991 PTV,[citation needed] Pathar,[7]- 1992/93 NTM and Zee London, Soya Hua Shehar - 1993 PTV,[citation needed] Dunya,- 1994 PTV,[12] Dhan Koat (Urdu Drama serial) - 1998 was released.[3]

Books and publications[edit]

  • Chahra Numa - 1984 (Urdu: چہرہ نما‎) (Urdu Articles) [3][13][14]
  • Afaq Numa - 1986 (Urdu: آفاق نما‎) (Urdu Poetry) [3][14]
  • Saraiki Grammer - 1988 (Urdu: سرائیکی گرائمر‎) [3]
  • Saraiki Dramain - 1996 (Urdu: سرائیکی ڈرامے‎) [3]
  • Main Who Aur Atta Ul Haque Qasmi - 1993 (Urdu: میں اور عطاالحق قاسمی‎) [3][14]
  • Gul Pashi (A poetic work for Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi - in conjunction with Mansoorah Ahmad) - 1996/1997 (Urdu: گل پاشی‎) [3][14]
  • Neend Ki Notebook - 2005 (Urdu: نیند کی نوٹ بک‎) [14][15]
  • Arif Nama - 2006 (Urdu: عارف نامہ‎)
  • Main ishiq main hoon - 2007 (Urdu: میں عشق ہوں‎) [3]
  • Ahad Nama - 2008 (Urdu: عہد نامہ‎)
  • Dewan mansoor Afaq - 2010 (Urdu: دیوان منصور‎) [16]
  • Takoon ki majlis - 2011 (Urdu: تکون کی مجلس‎) [17]
  • Illhamat-e-bahu - 2012 (Urdu: الہامات باہو‎) [18]

Serials[edit]

  • Nimaksar (Urdu Drama serial, duration 50 minutes, 13 episodes) - 1990 PTV [3][14][19]
  • Zameen (Urdu Drama serial, duration 50 minutes, 13 episodes) - 1991 PTV [3][14]
  • Pani Par Bunyad (Urdu Drama serial, duration 50 minutes, 03 episodes) - 1991 PTV [3][14][20]
  • Pathar (Urdu Drama serial, duration 50 minutes, 18 episodes) - 1992/93 NTM and Zee London [3][14][21]
  • Soya Hua Shehar (Urdu Drama serial, duration 50 minutes, 04 episodes) - 1993 PTV [3][14]
  • Dunya (Urdu Drama serial, duration 50 minutes, 07 episodes) - 1994 PTV [3][14][22]
  • Dhan Koat (Urdu Drama serial, duration 50 minutes, 13 episodes) - PTV [3][14]

Drama series[edit]

  • Roshni (Urdu Drama series, duration 25 minutes, 13 episodes) - 1992/93 PTV.[3][14]

Plays[edit]

(A few examples of plays in Urdu, Saraiki and Punjabi languages)

  • Satwan Sakh (Saraiki play, duration 50 minutes) - 1990 PTV [3][14]
  • Ki Janaan Main (Punjabi play, duration 50 minutes) - 1990 PTV [3][14]
  • Kalak (Urdu play, duration 25 minutes) - 1990 PTV [3][14]
  • Gadi Kook Marandi Ai (Saraiki play, duration 25 minutes) - 1990 PTV [3][14]
  • Aandhi (Urdu play, duration 25 minutes) - 1992 PTV [3][14]
  • Suraab (Urdu play, duration 25 minutes) - 1992 PTV [3][14]
  • Dujha Kinara (Saraiki play, duration 25 minutes, 3 episodes) - 1993 PTV [3][14]
  • Long Play Gudi Theia Gudian for Aapna Channel UK [3][14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roznama Jung, Column. "Yeh Sarak Gawadar tak Jati hay". Daily Jang. Jang Group. Retrieved 4 October 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Daily Jang, Newspaper. "Mansoor Afaq's Columns". Roznama Jang. Jang Group. Retrieved 18 June 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z Mansoor Afaque. "About Mansoor Afaq". Rekhta.org. Rekhta. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Society of Culture and Heritage. "Lecture on East Film Academy". Soch UK. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c A Shot of Butterfly. "Mansoor Afaq as Film Critique". Blogspot. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  6. ^ Film Criticism. "Mansoor Afaq as Film Critic". Wordpress. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "About | mansoorafaq". Mansoorafaq.wordpress.com. 1962-02-17. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  8. ^ "اردو کی برقی کتابیں". Kitaben.urdulibrary.org. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  9. ^ Nimaksar 1990, PTV. "Darama Serial Nimaksar" (PDF). Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  10. ^ "Ptv Drama Serial Zameen 1-48". YouTube. 2011-01-18. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  11. ^ "PTV's Official Corporate Website". Ptv.com.pk. 1964-11-26. Retrieved 2014-04-04. 
  12. ^ "PTV Drama Duniya.flv". YouTube. 2011-06-26. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  13. ^ Bibliography, Pakistan (1985). Chehra Numa (1 ed.). Mianwali: Maktaba Parchol. p. 71. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u Bio Bibliography. "Book of Mansoor Afaq". Bio-bibliography.com. Bio Bibliography. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  15. ^ Neend ki Note Book. "نیند کی نوٹ بک". Blogspot.com. Google. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  16. ^ Dewan e Mansoor Afaq. "دیوان منصور آفاق". wikibooks. WikiBooks. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  17. ^ Tikon ki Majlish. "تکون کی مجلس". Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  18. ^ ILHAMAT E BAHU. "الہامات باہو". Blogspot. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  19. ^ Nimaksar. "نمکسر". Youtbe.com. Google. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  20. ^ Pani par Bunyad. "پانی پر بنیاد". Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  21. ^ Pathar. "پتھر". Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  22. ^ Dunya. "Drama Serial Dunya". Youtube.com. Google. Retrieved 2 October 2015.