Umera Ahmad

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Umera Ahmad
Born (1976-12-10) December 10, 1976 (age 38)
Sialkot, Pakistan
Occupation Author, Novelist, Screenwriter
Language Urdu
Nationality Pakistani
Education Master's degree in English Literature
Alma mater Murray College
Notable works Meri Zaat Zara-e-Benishan and Pir-e-Kamil
Spouse Arsam Aftab (m.2014)

Umera Ahmad (Urdu: عمیرہ احمد‎) (born December 10, 1976) is a Pakistani author and screenwriter. She is known for authoring books like Pir-e-Kamil and Lahasil. She has received various awards including 'Best Writer Award' in Lux Style Award for the drama serial Meri Zaat Zara-e-Benishan.[1]

Personal life[edit]

She began her writing career in 1998 at the age of 22 with her initial stories published in monthly Urdu digests. She has written 16 books, ranging from complete novels to compilations of short stories. Her most popular books are Pir-e-Kamil and Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan. She is much inspired by the life of civil service and her many writings have civil servants as protagonists.

Later she became an English language lecturer for the students of O and A levels at Army Public College, Sialkot. However, she left the job a few years back in order to devote her full attention to writing. She married Arsam Aftab, a Govt Officer in 2014 and is currently living in Civil Services Academy, Lahore with her husband as her dream comes true.

Both her novels and her plays[2] have been adapted for television. Currently, she is writing a story for the film. In 2007 Ahmad attended a discussion meeting organized by Geo TV regarding new ways of being creative in television.[3]

Although she did not appear in media but had started attending public and media gatherings with her husband after her marriage.


  • Digest Writer
  • Maat
  • Zindagi Gulzar Hai
  • Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan
  • Main Nay Khabon Kaa Shajar Daikha Hai
  • Mutthi Bhar Mitti
  • Pir-e-Kamil
  • Shehr-e-Zaat
  • Uraan
  • Behadd
  • Man-O-Salwa
  • Qaid-e-Tanhai
  • Kankar
  • Mohabat Subh Ka Sitara Hai
  • Ab Mera Intazar Kar
  • Koi Baat Ha Teri Baat Main
  • Sauda
  • Teri Yaad Khaar-e-Gulab Hai
  • Sehar Aik Ista'ara Hai
  • Koi Lamha Khuwab Nahi Hota
  • Kis Jahan Ka Zar Liya
  • Aks
  • Haasil
  • Lahaasil
  • Husna Aur Husn Aara
  • Amar Bail
  • Aabe Hayat
  • Hum Kahan Ke Sachay Thay
  • Aao Hum Pahla Qadam Dhartay Hain
  • Hilal-e-Jurat
  • Baat Umr Bhar Ki Ha
  • Aisa Kabhi Nahi Hota
  • Emaan, Umeed Aur Mohabbat


Awards & Nominations[edit]



  1. ^ "Lux Style Awards Winners". Daily Times. 2011-09-20. Retrieved 2011-10-25. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Urdu Dramas Umera Ahmed". Retrieved 2011-10-25. 
  3. ^ "Life is full of good stories". Daily Times. 2007-11-19. Retrieved 2011-10-25. [dead link]

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