Orya Maqbool Jan

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Orya Maqbool Jan
Born (1952-01-07) 7 January 1952 (age 69)
Nationality Pakistani
Alma materUniversity of Balochistan
OccupationCivil servant, columnist
OrganizationAl Ilm Trust
TelevisionHarf E Raaz
RelativesHaji Sarmad Mehmood Abbasi (brother)
Websitehttp://www.alilmtrust.com Official website
Orya Maqbool Jan
YouTube information
Years active2018–present
Subscribers477K subscribers
(October 2020)
Total views33,824,787
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2019

Updated: 17 October 2020

Orya Maqbool Jan (اوریا مقبول) is a Pakistani[1] columnist, and former civil servant.[2][3][4] He appears currently as an analyst on Neo News show Harf e Raaz.[5]

Jan has been repeatedly criticized for being an extremist.[6][7][8][9][10] Orya came to light in 2016 when he complained about the Pakistani women's cricket team.[11]

Banned from Norway[edit]

In 2018 he was banned from visiting Norway after a video of his was seen where he called for opposition to Ahmadis and Jewish Lobby. [12]

Links with Pakistan Army[edit]

He is known as a supporter of Pakistan Army. After the appointment of General Qamar Javed Bajwa as Chief-of-Army Staff, Orya repeatedly claimed in his newspaper columns and Television appearances that Gen. Bajwa's appointment was directly ordered by Muhammad. He attributed this to a dream seen by a "spiritual person" Professor Shahzad from Karachi.[13] In an interview, he further stated that after revelation of his dream, the "spiritual" Prof. Shahzad was kidnaped by Pakistani intelligence agencies who brutally tortured him to the extent that he has since escaped to Dubai fearing life.[14]

Personal life[edit]

During an interview, Orya Maqbool Jan revealed that he had a love-marriage with student at college where he used to teach.[15]

He has one son and two daughters. All his children, including both daughters, are not foreign educated from UK and US.[16]


  • Girdbād : Balocistān ke qabā'ilī pas manẓar men̲ likhā gayā ḍrāmah, Quetta : Zumurrud Publications, 1996, 308 p. A play on socio-cultural problems with particular reference to the Baloch tribes in Pakistan.
  • Ḥarf-i rāz, Lahore : Sang-e-Meel Publications, 2005-2013, 1616 p. (in 5 volumes). Essays on deteriorating political conditions in Pakistan.
  • Qāmat : shāʻirī, Lahore : Sang-e-Meel Publications, 2011, 144 p. Urdu poetry.
  • Mujhe hai ḥukm-i az̲ān̲ : Z̤arb-i-muʼmin shāʼiʻ hone vāle kālam, Lahore : Ilm-o-Irfan Publishers, 2012, 336 p. Author's collected columns on various international political issues, published in weekly Z̤arb-i muʼmin Karachi during 2004-06.


  1. ^ "Pakistani school drops John Lennon's Imagine from concert after protest". Hindustan Times. 25 August 2017. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  2. ^ "In support of vaccinations". The Nation. 27 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Our nation has been plagued by one poisonous scholar after the other". 17 August 2017.
  4. ^ Malik, Arif (1 June 2018). "PTI leaders in a quandary over Orya Maqbool Jan's nomination for Punjab caretaker CM". Dawn.
  5. ^ https://nation.com.pk/29-Jun-2016/the-movement-of-female-anatomy-isn-t-endangering-our-culture-orya-maqbool-jan-your-sick
  6. ^ Notezai, Muhammad Akbar (21 May 2016). "Why is Balochistan in love with Orya Maqbool Jan?". The Nation (Pakistan). Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  7. ^ Chaudhry, Kashif (25 June 2016). "Challenging Orya Maqbool Jan and Ansar Abbasi". The Nation (Pakistan). Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  8. ^ Hussain, Shujaat (24 June 2016). "Orya Maqbool Jan's hysterics are creating an atmosphere of fear among the teaching community". The Nation (Pakistan). Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  9. ^ Hamdani, Yasser Latif (12 January 2014). "Orya Maqbool Jan's attack on Jinnah". Daily Times (Pakistan). Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  10. ^ "TTP considering Ansar Abbasi, Orya Maqbool Jan as negotiators". Geo News. AFP. 3 February 2014. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  11. ^ https://nation.com.pk/29-Jun-2016/the-movement-of-female-anatomy-isn-t-endangering-our-culture-orya-maqbool-jan-your-sick
  12. ^ "VIDEO: Norway rejects Orya Maqbool's visa for 'hate speech' - Pakistan Today". www.pakistantoday.com.pk.
  13. ^ "پیغمبروں کی تشبیہات سے 'ہمیشہ رہنے والا چاند' تک، کس صحافی نے کس سپہ سالار کو کن خطابات سے نوازا؟".
  14. ^ "Orya Maqbool Jan: Dream about Gen Bajwa. چارسال پہلے ہی جنرل باجوہ کے آرمی چیف بننے کا خواب آچکاتھا".
  15. ^ "Orya Maqbool Jan exclusive interview face to face with Zunaira Mahum".
  16. ^ "جنرل باجوہ اور سیاست کے اہم رازوں پر اوریا مقبول جان کا تہلکہ خیز انٹرویو". YouTube. Retrieved 17 May 2020.