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|Born||Syed Zafar Mairaj Mashwani.
11 September 1968
|Occupation||Civil engineer, drama writer, lyricist, poet, short-story writer.|
|Awards||Lux Style Award, National drama award for best writer|
Zafar Mairaj (Urdu: ظفر معراج) born on 11 October 1968, at Quetta, Balochistan, is a Pakistani drama writer, lyricist, and short story writer. He primarily writes in Urdu, but has also written in Brahui, and Balochi. He has written more than 50 drama serials, drama series, short plays and telefilms, for National television PTV (Pakistan Television) as well as for most of the private channels in Pakistan like Geo TV, AAJ TV, ARY Digital, Indus Vision, TVOne Global, Hum TV etc. He has won National Drama awards.
He was born in Syed (Mashwani) house fathered by Mohammad Mairaj. He matriculated from Helper public school, Quetta and for intermediate he went to Tameer-e-Nau Public College, Quetta. He got the Bachelors degree in civil engineering from Balochistan University of Engineering and Technology, Khuzdar. He is the Head of Civil Department at the Government College of Technology, Quetta.
His earliest interaction with literature was as a child, when his grandmother would read the works of Hafiz, Roomi and Jami to him. While he was a college student he wrote short stories, columns in magazines and newspapers, and participated in literary events. He worked as a journalist for a while until he wrote his first long play "Amarbail" for PTV in 1991.
He chose the problems of the Lower Middle Class as a theme for his writing, as he himself belonged to the same deprived class of the society. A social theme along with bold and blunt style of writing about life's harsh realities makes him stand out from other writers. Till now he has written more than 50 dramas for TV channels.
|Shantul (in Balochi language)||1994|
|Shantul ( in Urdu language)||1995|
|Kisay Wakeel Karain||2001|
|Koh zade (on 2005 Kashmir earthquake)||2006|
|Pakistan Ka Matlab Kya...! (on independence day)||2007|
|Ghar ki khatir||2010|
|Kesi yeh agan||2011|
For satellite channels
|Allap||2002||Indus TV Network|
|Sufaid posh||2004||Geo tv|
|Maa aur Mamta||2006||Indus Vision|
|Aurat Aur Char Dewari||2007||ARY TV|
|Mann se pocho||2008||TV ONE|
|Ishq Ki Inteha||2009||GEO TV|
|Zafar Mairaj Ki Kahaniyan||2010||Hum TV|
Awards and nominations
|shantul||1996||PTV Award||Winner – best writer drama serial|
|Ijazat||1997||PTV Award||Nominated – best writer drama serial|
|Kisay wakeel karain||2001||PTV Award||Nominated – best writer drama serial|
|Murad||2003||Indus Telefilm Festival||Winner - Best Writer TV Film|
|Masuri||2004||PTV Award||Nominated – best writer drama serial|
|Maa aur mamta||2005||The 1st Indus Drama Awards||Winner – best writer drama series|
|Kohzade||2006||PTV prize||Winner – best writer independent play|
|Pakistan ka matlab kya!||2007||PTV prize||Winner – best writer independent play|
|Aurat aur chardiwari||2007||Indus drama award||Winner – best writer drama series|
|Vanee||2007||Lux Style Award||Nominated – best drama serial|
|Lyari Express||2007||Lux Style Award||Winner – best drama serial|
|Lyari express||2007||PTV Award||Winner – best writer drama serial|
|Pehla pathar||2008||PTV prize||Winner – best writer telefilm|
|Darwaza||2010||PTV Award||Nominated – best writer drama serial|
|Darwaza||2010||Lux Style Award||Nominated – best drama serial|