Hashim Nadeem is Pakistan’s writing prodigy, having earned much acclaim due to his novels and scripts. Completing his intermediate from cadet college Petaro after receiving early education in Quetta, Hashim Nadeem opted for medicine at the Bolan medical college end eventually joined the civil service as assistant commissioner. His popularity increased due to his different and exclusive style and his ability to take any situation and mould it in a way so as to interest the audience. His work showed off his natural talent to express feelings like passion, hunger and other human emotions very easily. A man who is admired and whose work is enjoyed by the critics as well, it is no surprise that he is being perceived as the new face in fictional writing. He has 11 drama serials and 27 telefilms to his credits, produced and in some cases directed by himself. His drama serial ‘Sipahee’ which was aired on PTV, has been awarded for the best drama serial at the Bolan Awards. Other drama serials written by him include ‘Hijaab’ and ‘Khuda aur Mohabbat’ which he himself has produced and directed. Although a new entry, Hashim Nadeem has shown his talent with exemplary skill and technique.
Nadeem basically started as a novel writer. Khuda Aur Mohabbat was his first novel and it was a bestseller, immediately projecting him to great heights as new writer. It also made a great impact internationally and was much praised. His second novel Abdullah is the first novel by a Pakistani writer about a compulsory part of faith for Jews, the Holocaust. Beautifully written, it once again highlights Hashim’s natural talent to express human emotions without breaking a sweat. ‘Bachpan ka December’ and ‘Mukaddas’ are his other two novels. A writer tipped for greatness, Hashim Nadeem is truly an exciting prospect for the writing community.
Born on 10th December 1976 in the thriving city of Sialkot, Umaira Ahmad has turned into one the most well read and famous drama writer and novelist of the Urdu entertainment media. She is one of the biggest names when it comes to Urdu fictional writing. She received her masters in literature from Murray College in Sialkot and started teaching as an English teacher before deciding that her permanent profession would be script writing. Therefore she gave up teaching and focused on her favorite line of work. Initially she wrote compilation of short stories that were printed in Urdu digests. Some of them were later published as books. ‘Peere Kaamil’ was the novel that brought this talented lady into the spotlight. Hence began the career of a woman who was bound to end up as one of Pakistan’s most revered and respected writer.
Umaira Ahmad’s Career
Umaira, blessed with immense talent quickly made her way to fame and fortune with novels like Lahasil, Darbar-e-Dil, Meri zaat-e-Zarrae Benishaan, Daam and Sauda and thora sa Aasman. Many of her novels and stories have been used by subsequent television channels as drama serials. In fact, she received the best writer award for ‘Meri Zaat Zarrae Benishan’ in the Lux Style Awards. Her stories have a realistic and friendly atmosphere that draws the whole family together. Her stories are based on the real life problems of the common people, giving people a chance top relate to their lives. Her stories also highlight the social, economic, spiritual issues and she blends them realistically with basic human emotions like love, friendship, betrayal, loneliness etc. Like fairy tales, her stories not only entertain but leave the audience guessing the moral of the story. It is therefore no doubt that she has received numerous awards and it is only inevitable that she will add to her already glowing list of accolades.