Riaz Batalvi

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Riaz Batalvi
Riaz Batalvi

Feb 1937
Died15 January 2003 at age 65
Lahore, Pakistan
OccupationJournalist, Writer
Notable credit(s)
Ex Editor of Daily Mashriq
AwardsPride of Performance Award by the Government of Pakistan in 1986

Riaz Batalvi (1937 – 15 January 2003) was a senior Pakistani journalist, writer and a dramatist.[1][2]

Early life and career[edit]

Riazul Hasan was born on February 1937 in Batala, Gurdaspur District in Punjab, India. His family migrated to Pakistan after the independence of Pakistan in 1947.[1] First, he started working for Daily Kohistan newspaper which was edited by the veteran journalist and novelist Naseem Hijazi. Then he switched over to Daily Mashriq newspaper, when it was launched in 1963 and later became its editor.[1]

As a playwright[edit]

Riaz Batalvi wrote a short story called Dubai Chalo which was well-received by the public and was later turned into a highly popular movie by the same name - Dubai Chalo (1979).[3] He also wrote a popular TV drama Aik Haqeeqat Aik Fasana for the Pakistani television.[4]

Awards and recognition[edit]


Riaz Batalvi died on 15 January 2003 at age 65 in Lahore, Pakistan.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d Profile of Riaz Batalvi on Journalism Pakistan website Retrieved 23 July 2019
  2. ^ a b Riaz Batalvi passe away Pakistan Press Foundation website, Published 16 January 2003, Retrieved 23 July 2019
  3. ^ Riaz Batalvi's film Dubai Chalo (1979) on IMDb website Retrieved 23 July 2019
  4. ^ Riaz Batalvi's TV drama on YouTube Uploaded 7 July 2018, Retrieved 23 July 2019

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