Writers

Samson Javed

Samson Javed, a famous Christian Urdu journalist was born in Quetta, and studied Journalism in Islamabad. He did B.Ed at Al-Hamad Islamic University Quetta and completed post graduate education from AA Hamilton College, London. He taught Chemistry and Biology at St. Michael's High School Quetta from 1996 - March 2011.

He started the journey of Journalism by publishing the magazine "Safeer" Sialkot, graduating to Assistant editor of different newspaper including "Aftab" Quetta, and then Editor of newspaper "Suraj" Quetta. He has written columns for Daily Jang, Daily Mashriq, Daily Aftab Quetta. Not content with just the print media, he has also written drama scripts for TV, Radio and Stage, including 32 dramas of 25 minutes and one drama of 45 minutes for PTV Quetta. 

He has been the recipient of awards for: Best Writer, Best Journalist and Best Drama Writer from different organizations in Pakistan & London. Presently, he is a permanent weekly columnist for Daily Jang, London. He is one of the founders and the current president of Pakistan Christian Press Club (PCPC) -UK

He has always encouraged newcomers to write articles, gave coverage to politicians and raised Christian issues in Daily “Kundan” Quetta newspaper. I would say that he is our main voice in raising concerns and highlighting the minorities’ problems within the main Urdu media. His style of writing is exemplary in identifying and dissecting a problem, and then persuading the reader to look at it, from an unfamiliar perspective. And week after week he manages to do this seemingly impossible task, without offending anyone. 

(Contribution by Morris Johns) 

 

Victor Daniel

Mr Victor Daniel's contributions to the development of purposeful journalism in Urdu and an excellent literary heritage for the Christian community cannot be over stated. (Watch this space for a complete write up on who has literally touched the hands of St Teresa of Calcutta and has over many years of dedicated literary ministry have transformed the landscape of Urdu literature for generations to come) Akhtar Injeeli.

 

 

 

Rev Falak Sher

Reverend  Falak Sher was born in a Pakistani Christian family of chak no. 201 Chandian Talawan, Faisalabad, in 1965. He started his early education in his village, continued  his educational and spiritual quest  at FGA Bible College Lahore and then proceeded to KDM International Centre Seoul Korea (2007) for further studies in theology. Indeed it was in the same year when Falak Sher joined the Sunday School Teacher Training in 1987, and  since then he was blessed to have a spiritual and ministerial mentor in the form of Dr  Hezkiel Serosh who  guided  and taught  him since then.

 Rev Falak Sher is a religious, social, political and human rights activist who spends a lot of his time enacting the gospel in addition  to his preaching activities. Gospel Fellowship Ministry, a registered organization, is the fruit of his vision, activities and services. As  a human rights activist he has helped widows, orphans and various other groups of deprived people.

 Articles by him and about his work have appeared in a monthly magazine, 'Revival International'  published from Lahore. His work and activism has been acknowledged by  various nationally circulated newspapers ( i.e. Nawa-e-waqt, Pakistan, Aman, Shelter, Millet, Jang and others). He has authored the following four books:

1. Eeaman main dua (ایمانمیںدعا )

2. Na'ey ehad ka khadim ( نئےعہدکاخادم )

3. Stooda auratt (ستودہعورت )

4. Madad karna aur qaim rehna (مددکرنااورقائمرہنا )

His work has been acknowledged and won him the following awards.

1. Shield Award on 'Stooda Aurat' from Pastor Griffin Gill (16 June 2012)

2. Award by Rasta Network FSD (12 August 2012)

3. Award by Monthly Revival International on its 12th anniversary (28 November 2014)

Shahzad, Father Younis

Father Younis Shahzad ( فادر یونس شہزاد ) is a Dominican friar who has served on the editorial boards of two magazines, namely Acha Charwaha (اچھا چرواہا ) and Focus. He is a writer, orator, 

researcher and a poet. 

Father Shahzad was born on 10th December 1965 in a small town  named Yousaf Walla in Sahiwal district. After completing his basic education in his native town he proceeded to  seminary in preparation of priesthood. After a long and devoted period of study and contemplation he was ordained as a priest in 1996. After serving as a priest in Bahwalpur for  one year and then in Satellite Town Parish of Rawalpindi for three years, in 2000 he was sent to Rome,  Italy,  for higher theological studies.  There he studied at the Papal Gregorian University for two years. Upon return he started  teaching . the doctrines of divinity, the holy trinity, and the divine aspects of revelations at the National Institute of Theology. In 2009 he was chosen to  complete Formation course in the Philippines. In addition to his teaching responsibilities Father Shahzad takes keen interest in the development and training of the youth of his church.

His first book Christmas aur Bahsarat ( کرسمس اور بشارت )appeared in 2011. This  224 page paperback is a collection of various articles relating to the theme of  the incarnation of the Lord Jesus Christ. The book has a attractive four colour glossy cover designed by Elder Walayat Abdullah. It is hoped that a book review of the said volume will be available in the near future (hopefully!).

Waiz, Naeem

Naeem Waiz ( نعیم واعظ ) the great grandson of Rev. Rehmat Masih Waiz (q.v.) was born in Rawalpindi. During his youth, he actively participated in various movements that effected the Christian Community. In 1972, he took part in a long march along with 24 other young men, walking from Sialkot to Rawalpindi to register their protest to the nationalization of Christian institutions.

In 1974, Waiz was appointed editor of a Christian monthly magazine, Aftab (آفتاب ), and contributed significantly to the cause of Christianity in Pakistan through this mediumIn 1976, he was appointed editor of a fortnightly film magazine. However, as his first love was always for his own religious community, he left that post and joined the fortnightly magazine, Shua-e-Noor ( شعاع نور ), in 1983 as its editor.

In 1990 he moved from Lahore to Karachi where he actively participated in community and political life from the platform of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). In 2004 he migrated to UK, where he continues his literary activities. 

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