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Zulfiqar Gilani (Zulfiqar Arshad Gilani)
is a Pakistani Media Journalist, Author, Researcher and Screenwriter. He born as Syed Zulfiqar Arshad Gilani at Chawinda, District Sialkot in 1960s which gain world
wide fame during 1965’s Indo-Pak war as it is called Tank graveyard.
He is author of 8 novels (Fiction/Historical) 7
Historical Research Books and hundreds of long & short stories and Research
Articles. He compiled first ever Urdu Timeline, from Creation to Christ and biggest research on Alexander
the Great in Urdu with more than 1500 pages and 500
He is also writer of one
website and more than three dozen Teleplays, documentaries and special transmissions, musical concerts as well as TV magazine
Zulfiqar Gilani started his
career as journalist from Daily Kaleem,Sukkur and then worked as Editor, Daily Hurriyat, Karachi, Editor, Daily Waqt,
Karachi, Editor, Monthly Naya Rukh Digest, Karachi, Chief News Editor, Daily Khabrain , Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Joint Editor, Daily
Khabrain, Islamabad, Karachi, Joint Editor, Daily Naya
Akhbar, Peshawar, Islamabad, Manager Coordination, Daily Express,
Islamabad and Managing Editor, Daily Hamdard, Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar.
Efforts in Print Media
He worked as Reporter in different fields of Journalism and Interviewed with Front
Line Politicians, Government Officials, Players, Artists & other
Personalities from different walks of life. He wrote Weekly Political Diary for Daily Nawa-e-Waqt, Karachi in 1980’s, Regular
Political Columns for Daily Qoumi Akhbar & Daily Juraat, Karachi and Essays
for Magazines of Leading Urdu Newspapers of Pakistan, Daily Jang and Daily Express, Daily
Khabrain & Daily Nawa-e-Waqt.
Participation in Magazines & Periodicals
Zulfiqar Gilani wrote
fiction Stories, Serials & Essays for Weekly Akhbar-e-Jahan, Karachi, Pakistan. He contributed more than
500 long & short stories (Fiction) for Monthly Digest Sarguzisht , Naey
Ufaq, Naya Rukh, Action, Aanchal, Ibn-e-Safi Magazine, translated at least 150 English Novels for various digests
& Periodicals and wrote seven fiction Series for different Digests.
He created two fictional
characters and wrote several stories on these fictitious personalities that got
extra ordinary liking in readers at that time.
CAPTAIN RAHEELA ADNAN …. A Field Agent and Group
Leader of Islamic Secret Service who completes different missions under the
cover name of Desert Fox. More than 25 stories of her adventures published in
Monthly Naya Rukh, Action and Naey Ufaq Digests.
BABAR …. An Ex-Mafia target
killer becomes Pakistani Intelligence agent, now behind the enemies of
Government officials, National assets and personalities. More than 20
adventures of Babar series published in different Digests of Naey Ufaq Group of
He entered in the world of
voice as News Reader and Anchor Person at Radio Pakistan, Khairpur and Karachi
then he switched up to Electronic Media and worked as Script Editor, Producer and Writer with ARY
Digital Network, Karachi. He was News Editor in
launching team of Waqt Television,
Lahore. Gilani also worked as Assignment Editor, Senior Producer at City42,
Lahore and Senior Assignment Editor & Bureau Chief , Karachi with SAMAA TV.
Off Screen Contribution
Zulfiqar Gilani was Regular
Script Writer for Radio Pakistan, Khairpur for one year. He also scripted ARY
Digital’s Children’s program “SUPER KIDS FUNDA” from Jun 2006 to Feb 2007. He
drafted Promos, Special Ramadan Transmissions, Musical Concerts, Magazine
Shows, Live Transmissions like 8th October (Earthquake day) and Anniversary
Programs during his affiliation with ARY DIGITAL. He wrote several
documentaries and special packages like River Indus,Aashura e Muharram , Sindh Assembly Building , Khaddi, Victoria, Rangsaaz , Bargad, Bahishti, Chilman and many others for
He wrote more than three
dozen Teleplays, Documentaries and Special transmissions, Musical Concerts as
well as TV Magazine Shows with his affiliation with ARY Digital. All plays and
transmissions were aired on ARY.
§ Khuda Aur Mohabbat . Published by Ilm Dost
Publications, Urdu Bazar, Lahore in 2011.
§ Bey Zuban Khuda . Published by Ilm Dost
Publications, Urdu Bazar, Lahore in 2011
§ Naag Rani ( Part I & II).
Published by Maktaba Al-Quraish,Urdu Bazar, Lahore in 1999
§ Awaraa . Published by Ilm Dost
Publications, Urdu Bazar, Lahore in 2007
§ Babul Ka Musafir (Part I & II)…. Biggest
research on Alexander
the Great in Urdu. More than 1500 pages with 500
detailed historical references. Published by Ilm Dost Publications, Urdu Bazar,
Lahore in 2010.
§ Taj Mahal …. Based on love legend of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and his beloved Queen
Arjumand Bano ( Mumtaz Mahal ).Published by Ilm Dost
Publications, Urdu Bazar, Lahore in 2008, 2009 & 2011 .
§ Rani Jhansi …. A complete portrait of Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi, The Heroine of First Independence War
of India. Published by Ilm Dost Publications, Urdu Bazar, Lahore in 2005.
§ Raj …. Story of a princely
state heiress who fell in love with a British Army Officer and her people were
fighting against Britain. Published by Maktaba Al-Quraish, Urdu Bazar, Lahore
§ Tareekh-ul-Anbiya …. Some important events
from the lives of the Islamic Prophets (Adam toMuhammad ).Published by Ilm Dost
Publications, Urdu Bazar, Lahore in 2005.
§ Qasas-ul-Anbiya …. Brief but important
happenings in the lives of Holy Prophets. Published by Ilm Dost Publications,
Urdu Bazar, Lahore in 2005.
§ Tareekhi Rooman (Part I & II) ….
Research articles on romantic figures who dominated the history. Published by
Ilm Dost Publications, Urdu Bazar, Lahore in 2002, 2005, 2007, 2009 & 2011.
§ Tareekh ka Safar (Part I & II) …. Story
of time …. A Mini Encyclopedia …. Detailed Articles …. Invaluable information. Published
by Ilm Dost Publications, Urdu Bazar, Lahore in 2003, 2006, 2008 & 2011.
§ Lazwaal Mohabbatain …. Research on sub
continent's historical/ semi historical love tales. Published by Ilm Dost
Publications, Urdu Bazar, Lahore in 2006.
§ Karwan-e-Tehzeeb …. First ever Urdu timeline
from the creation of Universe to the birth of Christ.Published by Ilm Dost
Publications, Urdu Bazar, Lahore in 2005.
Articles on Famous Love Tales
Zulfiqar Gilani is a
permanent contributor and writer of Monthly Sarguzisht, Karachi, a leading
Digest of Pakistan. In last 12 years, Monthly Sarguzishit has published more
than 100 Urdu research articles of Zulfiqar Gilani about famous love legends
and other topics.
Articles Pakistan Heritage
Zulfiqar Gilani also writes
research articles on Pakistan Heritage with the name of Zulfi Shah. These Urdu
articles are also being published regularly in Monthly Sarguzishit Digest from
last four years.
He is planner and writer of first ever
WEBSITE (English) regarding History of GILANI SYEDS www.gilanisyeds.com