Muhammad Hafeez Khan
Muhammad Hafeez Khan is a versatile figure known for his roles as a researcher, historian, critic, novelist, fiction writer, dramatist, poet, columnist, and journalist. Over 52 years, he has made significant contributions to various literary and educational fields, earning recognition in multiple professional domains. Beginning his career as a lawyer in 1980, he later transitioned to Radio Pakistan as a producer and worked as a law lecturer at the university level. He served in federal and provincial civil services, holding roles like Civil Judge, District and Sessions Judge, and Additional Secretary in the Department of Law and Parliamentary Affairs. He also served as a Member and Chairman of the Punjab Service Tribunal and taught law and literature at prestigious training institutions. Muhammad Hafeez Khan has received the Pakistan Academy of Letters Literary Award thrice, the Best Playwright Award from PTV, and the national civil award Tamgha-e-Imtiaz. He has been a jury member for the Kamal-e-Fann Award and an active member of PAL’s Publishing Committee, Translation Committee, Scholarship Committee, and the Board of Governors. His book on the Seraiki folk legend, Pathanay Khan, received the Shafqat Tanveer Mirza Award from the Punjab Institute of Language, Art, and Culture (Pilac), and he has been appointed the Book Ambassador three times by the National Book Foundation. Muhammad Hafeez Khan’s six Urdu novels, namely ‘Adh Adhure Lok,’ ‘Anwasi,’ ‘Karaknath,’ ‘Mantara,’ ‘Haider Goth Ka Bakhshan,’ and ‘Wajood,’ have gained national recognition and have been published in India. He contributed columns to newspapers like Nawa-e-Waqt, Jang, Nai Baat, and Khabrain for fifteen years. He has published over 120 issues of the English monthly current affairs magazine ‘The Competitor’ and written drama serials for Seraiki TV channels Wasib and Rohi. Two of his Seraiki novels, ‘Adh Adhure Lok’ and ‘Mar Majeone Di,’ have been published. Selections of his plays and fiction have also been published. As a prominent writer, he has delivered keynote addresses at several national and international literary conferences and represented Pakistani writers during visits to China. Muhammad Hafeez Khan’s writings are included in the literary curriculum of colleges and universities, and several MA and MPhil theses have been written on various aspects of his literary contributions.