Zulfiqar Gilani (Zulfiqar Arshad Gilani) is a Pakistani Media Journalist, Author, Researcher and Screenwriter. He born as Syed Zulfiqar Arshad Gilani at Chawinda, District Sialkot in 1960s which gain world wide fame during 1965’s Indo-Pak war as it is called Tank graveyard.
He is author of 8 novels (Fiction/Historical) 7 Historical Research Books and hundreds of long & short stories and Research Articles. He compiled first ever Urdu Timeline, from Creation to Christ and biggest research on Alexander the Great in Urdu with more than 1500 pages and 500 historical references.
He is also writer of one website and more than three dozen Teleplays, documentaries and special transmissions, musical concerts as well as TV magazine shows.
Zulfiqar Gilani started his career as journalist from Daily Kaleem,Sukkur and then worked as Editor, Daily Hurriyat, Karachi, Editor, Daily Waqt, Karachi, Editor, Monthly Naya Rukh Digest, Karachi, Chief News Editor, Daily Khabrain , Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Joint Editor, Daily Khabrain, Islamabad, Karachi, Joint Editor, Daily Naya Akhbar, Peshawar, Islamabad, Manager Coordination, Daily Express, Islamabad and Managing Editor, Daily Hamdard, Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar.
Efforts in Print Media
He worked as Reporter in different fields of Journalism and Interviewed with Front Line Politicians, Government Officials, Players, Artists & other Personalities from different walks of life. He wrote Weekly Political Diary for Daily Nawa-e-Waqt, Karachi in 1980’s, Regular Political Columns for Daily Qoumi Akhbar & Daily Juraat, Karachi and Essays for Magazines of Leading Urdu Newspapers of Pakistan, Daily Jang and Daily Express, Daily Khabrain & Daily Nawa-e-Waqt.
Participation in Magazines & Periodicals
Zulfiqar Gilani wrote fiction Stories, Serials & Essays for Weekly Akhbar-e-Jahan, Karachi, Pakistan. He contributed more than 500 long & short stories (Fiction) for Monthly Digest Sarguzisht , Naey Ufaq, Naya Rukh, Action, Aanchal, Ibn-e-Safi Magazine, translated at least 150 English Novels for various digests & Periodicals and wrote seven fiction Series for different Digests.
He created two fictional characters and wrote several stories on these fictitious personalities that got extra ordinary liking in readers at that time.
CAPTAIN RAHEELA ADNAN …. A Field Agent and Group Leader of Islamic Secret Service who completes different missions under the cover name of Desert Fox. More than 25 stories of her adventures published in Monthly Naya Rukh, Action and Naey Ufaq Digests.
BABAR …. An Ex-Mafia target killer becomes Pakistani Intelligence agent, now behind the enemies of Government officials, National assets and personalities. More than 20 adventures of Babar series published in different Digests of Naey Ufaq Group of Publications.
He entered in the world of voice as News Reader and Anchor Person at Radio Pakistan, Khairpur and Karachi then he switched up to Electronic Media and worked as Script Editor, Producer and Writer with ARY Digital Network, Karachi. He was News Editor in launching team of Waqt Television, Lahore. Gilani also worked as Assignment Editor, Senior Producer at City42, Lahore and Senior Assignment Editor & Bureau Chief , Karachi with SAMAA TV.
Off Screen Contribution
Zulfiqar Gilani was Regular Script Writer for Radio Pakistan, Khairpur for one year. He also scripted ARY Digital’s Children’s program “SUPER KIDS FUNDA” from Jun 2006 to Feb 2007. He drafted Promos, Special Ramadan Transmissions, Musical Concerts, Magazine Shows, Live Transmissions like 8th October (Earthquake day) and Anniversary Programs during his affiliation with ARY DIGITAL. He wrote several documentaries and special packages like River Indus,Aashura e Muharram , Sindh Assembly Building , Khaddi, Victoria, Rangsaaz , Bargad, Bahishti, Chilman and many others for SAMAA TV.
He wrote more than three dozen Teleplays, Documentaries and Special transmissions, Musical Concerts as well as TV Magazine Shows with his affiliation with ARY Digital. All plays and transmissions were aired on ARY.
Khuda Aur Mohabbat . Published by Ilm Dost Publications, Urdu Bazar, Lahore in 2011.
Bey Zuban Khuda . Published by Ilm Dost Publications, Urdu Bazar, Lahore in 2011
Naag Rani ( Part I & II). Published by Maktaba Al-Quraish,Urdu Bazar, Lahore in 1999
Awaraa . Published by Ilm Dost Publications, Urdu Bazar, Lahore in 2007
Babul Ka Musafir (Part I & II)…. Biggest research on Alexander the Great in Urdu. More than 1500 pages with 500 detailed historical references. Published by Ilm Dost Publications, Urdu Bazar, Lahore in 2010.
Taj Mahal …. Based on love legend of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and his beloved Queen Arjumand Bano ( Mumtaz Mahal ).Published by Ilm Dost Publications, Urdu Bazar, Lahore in 2008, 2009 & 2011 .
Rani Jhansi …. A complete portrait of Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi, The Heroine of First Independence War of India. Published by Ilm Dost Publications, Urdu Bazar, Lahore in 2005.
Raj …. Story of a princely state heiress who fell in love with a British Army Officer and her people were fighting against Britain. Published by Maktaba Al-Quraish, Urdu Bazar, Lahore in 2000
History & Research
Tareekh-ul-Anbiya …. Some important events from the lives of the Islamic Prophets (Adam toMuhammad ).Published by Ilm Dost Publications, Urdu Bazar, Lahore in 2005.
Qasas-ul-Anbiya …. Brief but important happenings in the lives of Holy Prophets. Published by Ilm Dost Publications, Urdu Bazar, Lahore in 2005.
Tareekhi Rooman (Part I & II) …. Research articles on romantic figures who dominated the history. Published by Ilm Dost Publications, Urdu Bazar, Lahore in 2002, 2005, 2007, 2009 & 2011.
Tareekh ka Safar (Part I & II) …. Story of time …. A Mini Encyclopedia …. Detailed Articles …. Invaluable information. Published by Ilm Dost Publications, Urdu Bazar, Lahore in 2003, 2006, 2008 & 2011.
Lazwaal Mohabbatain …. Research on sub continent’s historical/ semi historical love tales. Published by Ilm Dost Publications, Urdu Bazar, Lahore in 2006.
Karwan-e-Tehzeeb …. First ever Urdu timeline from the creation of Universe to the birth of Christ.Published by Ilm Dost Publications, Urdu Bazar, Lahore in 2005.
Research Articles on Famous Love Tales
Zulfiqar Gilani is a permanent contributor and writer of Monthly Sarguzisht, Karachi, a leading Digest of Pakistan. In last 12 years, Monthly Sarguzishit has published more than 100 Urdu research articles of Zulfiqar Gilani about famous love legends and other topics.
Research Articles Pakistan Heritage
Zulfiqar Gilani also writes research articles on Pakistan Heritage with the name of Zulfi Shah. These Urdu articles are also being published regularly in Monthly Sarguzishit Digest from last four years.
He is planner and writer of first ever WEBSITE (English) regarding History of GILANI SYEDS www.gilanisyeds.com