Umera Ahmad

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Umera Ahmad
Native name عمیرہ احمد
Born (1976-12-10) 10 December 1976 (age 41)
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
Years active 1998-present
Spouse Arsam Aftab (m.2014)

Umera Ahmad (Urdu: عمیرہ احمد‎) (born 10 December 1976) is a Pakistani author and screenwriter. 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 captain (R) Arsam Aftab, an Inland Revenue Service Officer, in 2014 and is currently living in Pakistan Administrative Service Campus of Civil Services Academy, at Mall Road 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]



Awards and nominations[edit]

  • Winner: Best Writer Serial for Wujood-e-Laraib in The 1st Indus Drama Awards 2005
  • Winner: Best writer for drama serial Meri Zaat Zara-E-Baynishan in Lux Style Award
  • Winner: Best writer for drama serial Baghi in Lux Style Award


  1. ^ "Lux Style Awards Winners". Daily Times. 2011-09-20. Archived from the original on 2013-09-27. Retrieved 2011-10-25. 
  2. ^ "Urdu Dramas Umera Ahmed". Retrieved 2011-10-25. 
  3. ^ "Life is full of good stories". Daily Times. 2007-11-19. Archived from the original on April 17, 2010. Retrieved 2011-10-25. 

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