Shahab Nama | Qudrat Ullah Shahab

Qudrat Ullah Shahab was an prominent Urdu writer and civil servant from Pakistan who also served as principal secretory to three heads of the country. His writings are fabulous and full of realism. Shahab Nama is the autobiography of Qudrat Ullah Shahab that is widely published yet. It is read mostly in all biographies.

About the author

Well known Urdu writer Qudrat Ullah Shahab was born on February 26, 1917,  in Gilgit. He completed his MA in English Literature from Government College, Lahore in 1941. Then, he joined the Indian Civil Service. Initially, he performed his services in Bihar, Orissa, and Bengal. 

Since the formation of Pakistan, he served several important administrative positions, including Secretary-General of Independent Kashmir, Federal Secretary to the Ministry of Information, Deputy Commissioner of Jhang, Director of Industries to the Government of Punjab and Private Secretary to Secretary-General Ghulam Muhammad, Iskander Mirza and President Ayub Khan, Secretary, Information and Pakistan’s Ambassador to the Netherlands and Secretary of Education. He resigned from his post during Yahya’s rule and joined the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).


 Formation of Pakistan Reuters Guild was his best life time achievement.

He was the best Urdu writer. Yaa-Khuda, Nafsaane, Maan Jii, and Surkh Fita are his best writings besides his autobiography Shahab-Nama.
Qudratullah Shahab passed away on July 24, 1986, in Islamabad and was buried to rest there.

Shahab Nama pdf

Shahab Nama is a famous writing that reflects the difference between the misuse of power and authority including crooked attitudes of the chiefs and poor. Manipulation of bureaucracy can be seen in this book that will be a source of laughter as well as it will lefts you in tears somewhere while reading Shahab Nama.

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