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Ahmad Salim

Ahmad Salim 

ahmad salim

Ahmad Salim or Muhammad Salim Khawaja (born 26 January 1945 in Miana Gondal, District Mandi Bahauddin, Punjab, Pakistan) is a writer, archivist and co-founder of the South Asian Resource and Research Centre, a private archive established in 2001. He currently lives in Islamabad.

Early Life

Born Muhammad Salim Khawaja in the village of Miana Gondal in Mandi Bahauddin District, Punjab, Pakistan, Salim was the fourth among seven brothers and sisters. Salim’s early education was in Miana Gondal, before going to Peshawar for matriculation. While studying in Peshawar, Salim made acquaintance with writers and poets; notably Farigh Bukhari, Mohsin Ahsan, Raza Hamdani, and Jauhar Meer.

After matriculating from Peshawar, Salim moved to Karachi for his intermediate education. He got admission in Urdu College. Around that time Ahmad Salim participated in a competition arranged by Afkar, a literary magazine. Participants were asked to write their thoughts on Faiz Ahmad Faiz’s poetry. Ahmad Salim’s poem on Faiz got first prize in the competition. At that time Faiz was the principal of Abdullah Haroon College. On Faiz’s invitation Ahmad Salim joined Abdullah Haroon College. A close association grew between Faiz and Ahmad Salim, and continued till Faiz’s death in 1984.


After completing high school (Intermediate) Ahmad Salim joined the National Bank in 1968. Later he was transferred to Rawalpindi where he continued working for that bank through 1969. Ahmad Salim then moved to Lahore and started teaching at Shah Hussain College. During 1969–71 he was associated with National Awami Party (NAP), and was briefly put in jail in 1971 for his criticism of Pakistan Army’s operation in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).

In 1972 Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto appointed Faiz as the Chairman of National Council of Arts. On Faiz’s invitation Ahmad Salim joined the council. During his association with the National Council of Arts from 1972 through 1975, Ahmad Salim operated the Folklore Research Centre and published material on Punjabi and Sindhi folklore. Ahmad Salim left the Council shortly after Faiz left that institution in 1974.

1976–77, Ahmad Salim taught at Sindh University, Jamshoro. He taught a course on Pakistani languages—the course material was developed by him. At that time Shaikh Ayaz was the Vice-Chancellor of Sindh University. Ahmad Salim enjoyed good relations with Shaikh Ayaz, as he had translated Ayaz’s poetry into Punjabi. Ahmad Salim’s principal work at the Sindh University was to translate Shah Hussain’s poetry into Sindhi, and Bhitai’s work into Punjabi, though he could not complete the latter. During his stay at the Sindh University Ahmad Salim also completed his Bachelor of Arts degree.

After Bhutto imposed martial law, Ahmad Salim moved to Karachi in late 1977. There he wrote reviews of TV programs for Daily Aman (Editor: Afzal Siddiqui). For supplemental income Ahmad Salim did a lot of translation work too, and came to popularly known as Ahmad Salim Muttarajjim (translator). In 1979 he got admission in MA Philosophy at Karachi University. He completed MA with a gold medal. It was around that time that Ahmad Salim got married. Starting from 1981 he edited JafaKash, a labour magazine. 1985–88, Ahmad Salim taught a course on Pakistani languages at Karachi University — the same course that he had taught at Sindh University. After separating from his wife in 1988 Ahmad Salim moved to Lahore. He has one daughter from that marriage.

When Pakistan’s National and Provincial assemblies were dissolved by President Ghulam Ishaque Khan in 1990, Jang group asked Ahmad Salim to write a book on Pakistan’s history related to dissolution of assemblies. Ahmad Salim quickly learned the scarcity of research material and the difficulty in obtaining information from government institutes. He started collecting and archiving material of historical importance. Thus became his career in archiving.

1996– June 2007, Ahmad Salim worked as the Director of Urdu Publications for Sustainable Development Policy Institute, an NGO. He still does part-time research work for that organization. In 2010 he received Islamic Republic of Pakistan’s Pride of Performance Award in recognition of his contribution in the field of literature.



amrita pritam

Amrita Pritam

Amrita Pritam 

amrita pritam


The famous Indian novelist, essayist and poet, who wrote in Punjabi and Hindi, is considered the first prominent female Punjabi poet, novelist, essayist and the leading 20th century poet of the Punjabi language. She was born as Amrit Kaur in 1919 in Mandi Bahauddin. She is equally loved on both sides of the India-Pakistan border. With a career spanning over six decades, she produced over 100 books of poetry, fiction, biographies, essays, a collection of Punjabi folk songs, and an autobiography that were all translated into several Indian and foreign languages.


Amrita Pritam; (31 August 1919 – 31 October 2005) was an Indian novelist, essayist and poet, who wrote in Punjabi and Hindi. An prominent figure in Punjabi literature, she is the recipient of the 1956 Sahitya Akademi Award. Her body of work comprised over 100 books of poetry, fiction, biographies, essays, a collection of Punjabi folk songs and an autobiography that were all translated into several Indian and foreign languages.

Pritam is best remembered for her poignant poem, Ajj aakhaan Waris Shah nu (Today I invoke Waris Shah – “Ode to Waris Shah”), an elegy to the 18th-century Punjabi poet, an expression of her anguish over massacres during the partition of India. As a novelist, her most noted work was Pinjar (“The Skeleton”, 1950), in which she created her memorable character, Puro, an epitome of violence against women, loss of humanity and ultimate surrender to existential fate; the novel was made into an award-winning film, Pinjar (2003).

When India was partitioned into the independent states of India and Pakistan in 1947, she migrated from Lahore, to India, though she remained equally popular in Pakistan throughout her life, as compared to her contemporaries like Mohan Singh and Shiv Kumar Batalvi.

Pritam’s magnum opus, a long poem, Sunehade won her the 1956 Sahitya Akademi Award, making her the first and the only woman to have been given the award for a work in Punjabi. She later received the Bharatiya Jnanpith, one of India’s highest literary awards, in 1982 for Kagaz Te Canvas (“The Paper and the Canvas”). The Padma Shri came her way in 1969 and finally, Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian award, in 2004, and in the same year she was honoured with India’s highest literary award, given by the Sahitya Akademi (India’s Academy of Letters), the Sahitya Akademi Fellowship given to the “immortals of literature” for lifetime achievement. she wrote her poems mostly for the partition.



Amrita Pritam was born as Amrit Kaur in 1919 in Mandi Bahauddin, Punjab, in present-day Pakistan, the only child of Raj Bibi, who was a school teacher and Kartar Singh Hitkari, who was a poet, a scholar of the Braj Bhasha language, and the editor of a literary journal. Besides this, he was a pracharak – a preacher of the Sikh faith.

 Amrita’s mother died when she was eleven. Soon after, she and her father moved to Lahore, where she lived till her migration to India in 1947. Confronting adult responsibilities and besieged by loneliness following her mother’s death, she began to write at an early age. Her first anthology of poems, Amrit Lehran (“Immortal Waves”) was published in 1936, at age sixteen, the year she married Pritam Singh, an editor to whom she was engaged in early childhood, and changed her name from Amrit Kaur to Amrita Pritam. Half a dozen collections of poems were to follow between 1936 and 1943.

daim iqbal daim

Daim Iqbal Daim (Poet)

Daim Iqbal Daim دائم اقبال دائم

daim iqbal daim

A Punjabi, Sufi poet and author of at least 120 books, Daim was born in 1909 in Wasu District Mandi Bahauddin. He wrote in Urdu and Persian as well. His books titled Sohni Mahinwal, Shahnama Karbala, Shahnama Haidari, Shahnama Ghausia, Ki Janan Me Kaun and Kambal Posh are famous.


Daim Iqbal Daim from Mandi Bahauddin District, Pakistan also wrote many qissas in Punjabi language like Mirza Sahiban, Laila Majnu, Sohni Mahiwal, Bilal Biti etc. Daim got popularity by writing “Shah Nama Karbla” and “Kambal Posh”.

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Rafiq tarar death news

Muhammad Rafiq Tarar

Muhammad Rafiq Tarar  محمد رفیق تارڑ


Early life and education

Muhammad Rafiq Tarar was born in Mandi Bahauddin, Pakistan on 2 November 1929 to a Tarar family. Before Independence of Pakistan, Tarar was influenced by Syed Ata Ullah Shah Bukhari and he took a part in political sessions of Majlis-e-Ahrar-e-Islam. During his college years, he was also an activist of Muslim League and follower of Muhammad Ali Jinnah. During the partition of Pakistan, Tarar performed voluntary duty as a relief worker in camps set up by Muslim Students Federation for Indian emigrants. He graduated with B.A. in Islamic Studies from Islamia College, Gujranwala in 1949. He acquired LLB degree in 1951 from Punjab Law College, University of the Punjab.


2 November 1929 – 7 March 2022

Was a Pakistani politician and a jurist who served as the ninth president of Pakistan from January 1998 until his resignation in June 2001, and prior to that as a senator from Punjab in 1997. Before entering politics, Tarar served as senior justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan from 1991 to 1994 and as the 28th Chief Justice of Lahore High Court from 1989 to 1991.

Muhammad Rafiq Tarar was born in Mandi Bahauddin, and graduated with LLB from University of the Punjab in 1951, before starting practice as a lawyer in Lahore High Court the following year. In 1966, he pursued a career as a jurist. Tarar later served as a justice in Pakistan’s highest courts. After his retirement at 65, he started a political career as a legal advisor to Nawaz Sharif. Tarar became a senator from Punjab in 1997 and the same year nominated as presidential candidate by PML-N, but his nomination paper was rejected by the Acting Chief Election Commissioner. Barrister Ijaz Husain Batalvi assisted by M. A. Zafar and Akhtar Aly Kureshy Advocate, challenged his rejection in Lahore High Court and the Full Bench set aside the rejection order of Election Commission and he was elected as President of Pakistan in the presidential election by a margin of 374 out of 457 votes of the Electoral College. 


Tarar assumed office in January 1998 with heavy criticism by opposition especially from former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto who accused him of illegally legitimizing dismissal of his government as a judge of Supreme Court of Pakistan. As a head of state, Tarar shifted Pakistan’s system of government from semi-presidential system to parliamentary democratic system by signing Thirteenth Constitutional Amendment. He surrendered his reserve power of dismissing Prime Minister, triggering new elections and dissolving National Assembly. He also signed the Fourteenth and Fifteenth amendment to the constitution that limited the powers of the presidency from executive to a figurehead.

Tarar resigned as a President in 2001 following 1999 Pakistani coup d’état. He resisted and did not endorse the 12 October 1999 military coup. He was forced to step down by then Chief Executive Pervez Musharraf and ultimately succeeded by Musharraf through a referendum held in 2002. Twenty months after seizing power in a coup, General Musharraf took the head of state’s oath and became the fourth military ruler to become president.

After a prolonged illness, he passed away on March 7, 2022 in Lahore.

muhammad rafiq tarar

Muhammad Rafiq Tarar retired from the national politics and settled in Lahore, where he passed away on March 7, 2022. He retained a good friendship with Nawaz Sharif and was a close retainer of the Sharif family. His daughter in law, Saira Tarar, was a member of the Third Sharif ministry, served as Ministry of National Health Services Regulation and Coordination. His grandsons Bilal Farooq Tarrar and Attaullah Tarar are active in politics through the PMLN platform.


منڈی بہاءالدین کے تعلق رکھنے والے سابق صدرپاکستان رفیق تارڑ انتقال کرگئے


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Luckiest Man Of The World: Ahmad Khan Qandal

A man from Mandi Bahauddin spent 40 years in the service of the Holy Haram

MAKKAH: Ahmed Khan Qandal, who came from Mandi Bahauddin in Pakistan in late 1983 at the age of 23, never thought that he would spend the next 40 years of his life in Saudi Arabia, specifically as a sanitation worker at the Grand Mosque in Makkah.

Qandal initially promised his parents he would return home as soon as possible. But Makkah and the service of the Grand Mosque kept him preoccupied as his parents have since passed on. The years flew by and today the 61-year-old Qandal is a supervisor for sanitation work at the Grand Mosque. His memory is made up of different Saudi events, the most important of which were the Grand Mosque’s second and third Saudi expansions projects, and the Kaaba restoration project.


“Since I came to Saudi Arabia almost 40 years ago, I felt that I was among family and I never felt alienated,” Qandal told Arab News.  “Whenever I meet someone new, they tell me how lucky I am to be able to serve the Grand Mosque and pray there. I was always near the Holy Kaaba and this is a great honor that only a person with a special relationship with God can have. I was blessed to be able to do this work for four decades.”

He noted that he came to Saudi Arabia during the reign of the late King Fahd bin Abdulaziz.  “I worked in cleaning the outer courtyards, and approximately four years later, the second Saudi expansion of the Grand Mosque happened,” Qandal said. “I was a witness to how Muslims began to perform their rituals more comfortably.” The Pakistani worker witnessed the restoration of the Kaaba during the reign of the late King Fahd and said it was one of the most important and beautiful stages of his life.

Qandal believes God chose him to witness many significant events, including the third Saudi expansion during the reign of the late King Abdullah. Aside from his time at the Grand Mosque, Qandal also worked with a cleaning company for 11 years until he moved to the Saudi Binladin Group. Over the years, he became known for his efficiency and hard work. Working with warm, welcoming people from all over the world is what has stuck out the most for Qandal during his time at the Grand Mosque.

“We were all loving brothers,” he said. “All the workers in the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Grand Mosques and the Prophet’s Mosque operate as a united team to show the Two Holy Mosques in the best way possible.”
Qandal has two sons and a daughter. One of his sons works in the electrical department at the Grand Mosque and the other is with his sister in Pakistan. He stressed that his wish is to be buried in Makkah, the city he lives in, pointing out that whoever lives in the service of the Two Holy Mosques cannot in any way feel bored or lonely.

“Happiness, love, harmony, tolerance, mercy, and peace can be found in all corners of the Grand Mosque,” Qandal said. “Where Muslims coming from all over the world come to praise God.”

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Phoollu biography – Phoollu tiktok

Toqeer Abbas, popularly known as Phoollu, is a Pakistani social media star who has gained popularity through Tiktok, YouTube channel. He was born in village Murala District Mandi Bahauddin, Punjab, Pakistan. As on June 202, he has 314K subscribers on his youtube channel.

Phoollu Biography | Age | Family | Wife | Tik Tok

Phoollu Biography, Phoollu Age, Phoollu Family, Phoollu Wife, Phoollu Tik Tok:
Tiktok star phoollu is a Pakistani social media star who has earned recognition by means of the lip-syncing app, TikTok. With 6.9M Followers on TikTok, Phoollu is taken into account as one of many fashionable TikTok stars in Pakistan. Not solely on the lip-syncing app, however, Phoollu can be fashionable on the photo-sharing app, Instagram. Phoollu has set username on TikTok as @phoollllu. With the humongous recognition on social media, Phoollu has additionally collaborated with a number of commercials.

Phoollu Age:

Born on 1st January 1989, Phoollu hails from, Pakistan. As of 2020, Phoollu ‘s age is 31 years. Phoollu’s birthday is on and hails from, Pakistan. He did training at a reputed instructional establishment in Pakistan.

Phoollu Instagram:

Phoollu gained fame for owned eponymous TikTok and 175k followers on Instagram accounts. He got here into the limelight after a particular person TikTok clips go viral on social media. He is taken into account as one of many prime influencers in Pakistan and has collaborated with a number of business adverts.

Toqeer Ahmad, who is often generally known as Phollu on Tik Tok, has earned an enormous acknowledgment on a number of occasions by making humorous clips on the favored social media app ‘Tik Tok.’ He is, without doubt, one of the most distinguished stars of Tik Tok whose recognition rising with time. He has proved that regardless of the place you belong, your consistency and exhausting work pays off. Though he began making movies for enjoyment now, he has chosen it as his occupation. Phoollu has a protracted approach to go.

Phoollu Date of Birth:

He was born on 1st January 1989 in Village Murala District Mandi Bahauddin. Currently, he’s dwelling in the identical Tehsil together with his household. He has to go to varied cities in Pakistan for work.

Phoollu Family:

He belongs to the easy household of Mandi bahauddin. His father is a farmer whereas his mom is a housewife. His sole sister is married. He bought married at an early age. Phoollu blessed with 4 daughters and a pair of Sons.

Phoollu Tik Tok:

Phoolllu  TikTok, Phoolllu has 6.9M Followers and 264.9M Likes on Tik Tok. Phoollu is known for his humorous and choreographed movies on TikTok. Phoollu’s followers love his superior and distinctive performance within the video & they admire his expertise. His Tiktok account known as “Phoolllu-Phoollu ki vines”.

It all began in 2018 when Phoollu began making clips on Tik Tok alongside together with his associates for enjoyment. With time his Tik Tok clips bought well-known, and he turned the speak of the city on social media. His fan following on social media is rising with time, and in the present day, he is, without doubt, one of the most beloved artists on Tik Tok. An easy man who used to work as a farmer is being acknowledged in the present day by thousands and thousands of individuals.

Phoollu Education:

He is struggling to enter the showbiz business and shortly he’s going to be a star. Apart from making Tiktok Clips, he’s likewise doing Modelling. He can be operating his Youtube Channel

Here is his social media accounts

Youtube , Instagram 

Hasan Ali Biography

Hasan Ali is a cricket player, who plays for the Pakistan National Cricket Team. He has been a part of the team since 2017 and has had a successful stint with the side. Hasan Ali was born on July 2, 1994, in Mandi Bahauddin, Punjab. Hasan Ali made his Pakistan National Cricket Team debut on 2017  in ODI/T20/Test format.


Hasan Ali mainly plays in the team as a bowler and is a prolific Right-arm medium-fast bowler, having taken plenty of wickets for the teams, both in domestic and international cricket. He can also bat in the lower order and has scored some vital runs for the team. Hasan Ali bats Right-hand bat-handed. He is a brilliant fielder and can field anywhere on the ground. He is good with both his, ground fielding and his catching.

Hasan Ali plays for the Pakistan National Cricket Team ODI/T20/Test format. He represents Pakistan, Pakistan A, Peshawar Zalmi, Sialkot Region, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in domestic cricket Hasan Ali has taken over 160 wickets, playing for the Pakistan National Cricket Team and is a successful player for the team.

Hasan Ali Date of Birth- July 2, 1994
Hasan Ali Place of Birth- Mandi Bahauddin, Punjab
Hasan Ali Playing Role- Bowler
Hasan Ali Batting Style- Right-hand bat
Hasan Ali Bowling Style- Right-arm medium-fast
Hasan Ali Teams Represented- Pakistan, Pakistan A, Peshawar Zalmi, Sialkot Region, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots