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A leader of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the chairman of the World Punjabi Congress, Fakhar Zaman have been playing a notable role in politics to achieve his socio-political ideal. Here is Masood Mallhi in conversation with Janab Zaman regarding his love for Punjabi language…
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Fakhar Zaman writings especially Punjabi Novels & Poetry have been translated into various languages of the world. Plays based on his Novels have been staged and televised in Pakistan & India.
·Zahraab (Poetry) 1978.
·Rastey Kee Dhool (Poetry) 1977
·Deewarein (T.V. Plays) 1987
·Gardish Mein Paaon (Travelogue) 1986
·Kaladum Tehrerein (Translations) 2004
·Punjab, Punjabi, Punjabiat (History) 2005
·Toon Kay Mein (Novel - translated from Punjabi) 1969
·Chirian Da Chamba (Radio Plays) 1971
·Wan Da Boota (Radio Plays) 1972
·Kanso Wailey Dee (Poetry) (Also translated into English) 1973
·Wangaar (Poetry) (Also translated into English) 1974
·Sat Gawachay Lok (Novel) 1977
·Ik Marey Bandey Di Kahani (Novel) 1984
·Bandiwan (Novel) 1987
·Bewatna (Novel) 1996
·Kamzat (Novel) 2003
·Zwal Di Ghari (Poetry) 2004
·Toon Key Mein (Novel) 2005
·Fakhar Zaman - A biography 2005
·Punjab, Punjabi Tey Punjabiat 1970
·Pakistani Writers (An Empirical Study)
·Bhutto, The Political Thinker
·Prisoner (Novel) - translated from Punjabi - 2005
·Deadmans Tale (Novel) - translated from Punjabi
·The Lost Seven (Novel) - translated from Punjabi
·The Alien (Novel) - translated from Punjabi
·Low Born (Novel) - translated from Punjabi
·Outcast (Novel) - translated from Punjabi
·Portrait of a Prime Minister - Z.A. Bhutto (Compiler)
·Profile of a Leader - Benazir Bhutto (Compiler)
·Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto - Glimpses from the Jail File
·You or I (Novel) - translated from Punjabi - 2005
·Has been awarded many International Awards on his writings. He was awarded prestigious Sitara-i-Imtiaz for Literature by the Government of Pakistan in 1994.
·Was awarded Millennium Award for the best Punjabi Novelist of the 20th century by prestigious Literary and Cultural Organizations in Pakistan & India.
·Was awarded Hilal-i-Imtiaz by the Government of Pakistan in 2008
·Was awarded Shiromani Sahitik Award by the Indian Government (East Punjab) 2008. This is the first award ever given to any Pakistani so far.