|Occupation||Educator, Playwright, TV actor|
|Known for||PTV comedy shows of the 1970s|
|Awards||Pride of Performance Award in 1995|
Tamgha-e-Imtiaz Award (Medal of Excellence)
Family life and education
Hashmi received his Master of Arts degree in economics from Government College (now Government College University), Lahore and his MSc. degree from London School of Economics (LSE), London He also studied theater at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, London.
Hashmi taught economics for many years at Government College (now Government College University), Lahore and later taught Lahore School of Economics. For a while now, he has been sick and paralyzed. He has difficulty walking and talking. Shoaib is under treatment in Lahore. Besides his immediate family wishing him well, among his well-wishers is Arshad Mehmood (composer), an accomplished music composer and actor in Pakistan, who happens to be one of his fond students from 1969 - Shoaib's college-teaching-days in Lahore. Arshad Mehmood commented about Shoaib Hashmi in an interview to a major newspaper, "A man of few words, Hashmi is courteous, tolerant and compassionate. I often meet his friends and students and they all love him. He is basically an artist and a humanist. Poetry and music are his favourite topics of discussion."
He wrote the following comedy TV serials for Pakistan Television (PTV) which originally aired in the 1970s.
- Akkar Bakkar (1970s comedy show designed to educate children)
- Sach Gupp (1970s comedy show)
- Taal Matol (1970s comedy show)
- Balila - banned soon after it aired.
- 'Taal Matol' newspaper column in The News International newspaper on Sundays.
- 'Humor's prodigy' Profile of Shoaib Hashmi on Dawn (newspaper) Published 22 January 2012, Retrieved 16 December 2018
- 'The story behind the loss of PTV 's precious archives' Dawn (newspaper), Published 15 August 2014, Retrieved 16 December 2018
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