Mehboob Zafar is a poet in Urdu and Punjabi; he also writes in Sindhi and Hindi. Recipient of the Bahadur Shah Award in Delhi, he has translated many English and Sindhi writings about the great Sufi poet of Sindh, Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai. Mehboob Zafar has also translated modern Urdu short stories and poetry, which have been published in various literary magazines. He is President of Islamabad based literary organization Zawiya. He is the anchor and editor of ‘Afkaar’, a literary programme aired from Radio Pakistan, Islamabad. He has a master’s in Urdu literature and has been working with the Pakistan Navy.