Orya Maqbool Jan

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Orya Maqbool Jan
Born (1952-01-07) January 7, 1952 (age 67)
Alma materUniversity of Balochistan

Orya Maqbool Jan is a columnist, writer and poet. [1][2][3] He is also a CSS officer. [4]He appears currently as analyst on Neo News show Harf e Raaz. He wrote a column in Jang newspaper named Harf-i-Raaz. He wrote five Pakistani Dramas for Pakistan Television. He received Best Playwriter of the Decade. [5]He has worked as deputy commissioner, district magistrate of three districts and managing director of Baluchistan water and sanitation authority and Director of Social welfare, which is for Human rights and Women's developmen Gujarat. [6]Jan previously worked as civil servant and after retirement joined journalism.[7][8][9][10][11][12]

Early life and education[edit]

He was born in Gujrat, Pakistan and received LLB from the University of Balochistan.[citation needed]


In March 2018, he was barred from traveling the United States by Pakistani airport authorities.[13]

In October 2018, he was denied Norwegian visa due to hate speech.[14]


In 2016, he led a mob along with several lawyers and entered PEMRA office to pressurize them on Ahmadiyya blasphemy issue.[15]


  • Girdbād : Balocistān ke qabā'ilī pas manẓar men̲ likhā gayā ḍrāmah, 1996. A play on socio-cultural problems with particular reference to the Baloch tribes in Pakistan.
  • Ḥarf-i rāz, 2005. Essays on deteriorating political conditions in Pakistan.
  • Qāmat : shāʻirī, 2011. Urdu poetry.
  • Mujhe hai ḥukm-i az̲ān̲ : Z̤arb-i-muʼmin shāʼiʻ hone vāle kālam, 2012. Author's collected columns on various international political issues, published in weekly Z̤arb-i muʼmin Karachi during 2004-06.


  1. ^ "Orya Maqbool Jan - Biography, Family, Education, Career, Awards". www.pakpedia.pk. Retrieved 2019-02-26.
  2. ^ Malik, Arif (1 June 2018). "PTI leaders in a quandary over Orya Maqbool Jan's nomination for Punjab caretaker CM". Dawn.
  3. ^ "Six times Orya Maqbool Jan proved he is the ultimate misogynist - Pakistan Today". www.pakistantoday.com.pk.
  4. ^ "Orya Maqbool Jan - Biography, Family, Education, Career, Awards". www.pakpedia.pk. Retrieved 2019-02-26.
  5. ^ Phelan, James (2005). "Editor's Column: Voice, He Wrote". Narrative. 13 (1): 1–10. doi:10.1353/nar.2005.0005. ISSN 1538-974X.
  6. ^ "Orya Maqbool Jan". www.goodreads.com. Retrieved 2019-03-20.
  7. ^ Notezai, Muhammad Akbar (21 May 2016). "Why is Balochistan in love with Orya Maqbool Jan?". The Nation (Pakistan). Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  8. ^ Chaudhry, Kashif (25 June 2016). "Challenging Orya Maqbool Jan and Ansar Abbasi". The Nation (Pakistan). Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ Hamdani, Yasser Latif (12 January 2014). "Orya Maqbool Jan's attack on Jinnah". Daily Times (Pakistan). Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  11. ^ "TTP considering Ansar Abbasi, Orya Maqbool Jan as negotiators". Geo News. AFP. 3 February 2014. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  12. ^ "Orya Maqbool Jan". www.goodreads.com. Retrieved 2019-03-20.
  13. ^ Rehan, Ehsan (23 March 2018). "Radical Pakistani TV show host barred from entering U.S." Rabwah Times.
  14. ^ "VIDEO: Norway rejects Orya Maqbool's visa for 'hate speech' - Pakistan Today". www.pakistantoday.com.pk.
  15. ^ "PEMRA dismisses Ahmadis' complaint against TV Channels after mob storms office". 2 October 2016.