Zulfiqar Halepoto: The Vigilant Politician & Author of Sindh

Zulfiqar Halepoto, an activist and author of Sindh province, Pakistan, was born on the day of 27 September 1970 in village Umer Halepoto, Tando Muhammad Khan District, Sindh. He is believed to be the author of several books including travelogues and water environment.

Education of Zulfiqar Halepoto

Halepoto received primary education and matriculation from the institute of Government High School Goal Building, Hyderabad; intermediate from Modern college, University of Sindh, old campus; and in 1995 the Master of Arts in History from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. He obtained the Master of Philosophy from Sindh Development Study Center (SDSC) University of Sindh in the year of 2010.

Literary career

He engaged with leading English and Sindhi newspapers as a free-lance columnist for the last two decades and writes articles, literary essays and columns. His writing accounts for fourteen books including travelogues of India, Bangladesh and U.S. He edited and compiled four books (in Sindhi, Urdu and English) on Benazir Bhutto, three books in the English language on social development and water conflicts including Sindh: Politics, People & Development and Water: A Non-Traditional Human Security Paradigm. He edited the entire journalistic work of the great poet of sub-continent Shaikh Ayaz. The book is issued by the culture department, Government of Sindh. He also edited selected English essays and columns of one of the renowned Punjabi linguist Dr Manzur Ejaz (living in Washington, D.C., U.S.). Another book is also about a journalist in Sindh, titled Remembering A G Chandio (Journalist): An anthology (Sindhi). His most recent book is Revival of Khat Nawisee (letter writing), a collection of 25 letters in Sindhi/Urdu written to various literary and intellectual personalities of the region. He is author of a popular book Delhi Darshan, a travelogue of different cities of India. Authors have covered his visits, conferences and meetings with various people, forums, groups, NGOs, think tanks, Indian writers, Sindhi diaspora, and meetings with India-based journalists and immigrant families. He used to host political talk shows on leading Sindhi channels Sindh TV and Mehran TV.

Political career

He is working as incharge Sindhi Media Monitoring Office of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. Earlier he was Deputy Information Secretary for Sindh Province in PTI.

 

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