Famous play writer of Pakistan Television: Muneer Ahmed Qureshi (Munnu Bhai)
Pakistani Writer, Poet, Activist – Fatima Bhutto
His name was mostly associated with column writing but Muneer Ahmed Qureshi or ‘Munnu Bhai’, as he is better known, put on paper a few of the most remembered and revered drama serials in Pakistani television history. He has been one of the most outstanding and consistent writers in Pakistan. He was born on 6th February, 1933 in Wazirabad, Punjab. He finished his schooling from the Government College Attock. Initially he worked as a translator for an Urdu newspaper but eventually developed into a playwright and dramatist with exceptional capacity and skills. He devoted most of his pen and ink to PTV.
Pakistani Poet: Amjad Islam Amjad
Fatima Bhutto, a woman who could have easily entered mainstream politics in Pakistan due to her family associations yet chose to channel her talents into journalism. Currently a writer, columnist and an activist but has no links with any political parties. Daughter of Mir Murtaza Bhutto and twice Prime minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto’s niece, Fatima Bhutto was born in Afghanistan on 29th May, 1982. At the age of three her parents separated and she moved from country to country with her father. Her father eventually re-married Ghinwa Bhutto, and it is her to whom Fatima credits her upbringing. After completing her secondary education, she went abroad to Manhattan’s Barnard College and then to the SAOS at the University of London for her degrees in Middle Eastern Languages and South Asian studies respectively.
Amjad Islam Amjad born in Lahore on 4th August, 1944 is a poet and lyricist. He has written more than 40 books. He received his early and secondary education from the Government Islamia College Civil Lines. After obtaining another degree from the University of Punjab in Urdu literature, he started working as a lecturer. Eventually he became the director of PTV. But after a number of years he returned to the post of a lecturer again.