Anwar Maqsood: The Prominent Writer of Sindh, Pakistan

Anwar Maqsood Hameedi, commonly termed as Anwar Maqsood (b. 1932), was born in Hyderabad State, India. He is a prominent Pakistani scriptwriter, television host, satirist, humorist, and infrequent actor. He is well known for his artists write ups for Pakistan Television Corporation in the late 1970s.

Early life and family

Maqsood was born on the day of 7 September 1940, in Hyderabad State. Anwar Maqsood studied at the Gulbarga Trust School in Aurangabad. He belongs to several prominent families of Pakistan which involve: his sister, Fatima Surayya Bajia who was a known writer in Pakistan and South Asia, his other sister Zehra Nigah, a known poet, his brother, Ahmed Maqsood, former Chief Secretary of Sindh, and his other sister Zubaida Tariq, a cooking expert and chef.Prof Dr Syed Mujeeb Zafar Anwaar Hameedi is a well known and keen scholor and professor from federal ministry of education (Islamabad) for Grade MP-I. His wife, Imrana Maqsood is a known novelist and his son, Bilal Maqsood is a rock artist and lead guitarist and vocalist of the rock band called Strings. He has one daughter also.

Career of Anwar Maqsood

Maqsood has been associated for several years with Pakistan Television Corporation where he served as presenter for a variety of its shows including Studio Dhai and then Studio Ponayteen along with Show Sha and a large number of others.

As a writer

He wrote various successful plays for television industry in Pakistan which as follows.

  • Fifty Fifty (PTV Sketch Comedy)
  • Show Time (PTV Comedy Show)
  • Aangan Terha (PTV Comedy Drama)
  • Half Plate (PTV Comedy Drama)
  • Fanooni Latifey (PTV Comedy Teleplay)
  • Show Sha (PTV Comedy Show)
  • Silver Jubilee (PTV Show)
  • Studio Dhaai (PTV Comedy Show)
  • Studio Poney Teen (PTV Comedy Show)
  • Studio Chaar Bees (NTM Comedy Show)
  • Talaash (PTV Miniseries)
  • Is Tarah To Hota Hai (PTV Comedy Drama 1999)
  • Colony 52
  • Sitara Aur Mehrunnisa (NTM Romantic Drama)
  • Nadan Nadia (NTM Comedy Drama)
  • Loose talk (ARY Comedy Show)
  • Majoo Mian
  • Koi Aur Hai
  • Hum Pe Jo Guzarti Hai
  • Pawney 14 August
  • Sawa 14 August
  • Anwar Maqsood ka Dharna (satire)
  • Nestlé Nido Young Stars (lyricists)
  • Siachen


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