Fakhar Zaman is the leading Punjabi and well-known Urdu writer, besides being former Head of the Cultural Cell of the Pakistan People’s Party. He is the Chairman of the Pakistan Academy of Letters, Govt. of Pakistan.
Born in a distinguished family of Gujarat (Punjab) he got his formal education in
His first book ‘Zehrab’ was published in 1970 and then a book of TV drama ‘Deewarain’ was published. His first book of Punjabi poetry ‘Kanso Velay Di’ was published in 1974 followed by Wangar and a novel ‘Saat Gawachay Log’.
His book, Ek Mare Bande Di Kahani, Sat Gawachay Log, Kansu Velay Di and Wangar were prescribed by the Punjab Government in 1978.
During Shaheed Benazir Bhutto’s first Government in 1993, he was made a Federal Minister Incharge of Pakistan Academy of Letters. A gigantic publication program, mainly on Sufi poets of
The Academy has instituted two Quaid-e-Azam Literature Awards on Democracy and Literature to expand the area of interest and influence of
Fakhar Zaman has authored 12 books in Punjabi, 13 books in Urdu and 11 books in English. Quite a long list of books which show his versatility as well as literary mindset which lives up to the ideals of progressive literature.