Thursday, 1 November 2012


Curriculum Vitae

Name   :         Mansoor Afaq  (Mr)


Date of birth: 17/02/1962


Address :

 Office  :        89 High Street Dudley DY1 1QP UK

Home  :        31 St Andrews Street
                    Netherten, Dudley
                    West Midlands UK
                    DY2 0QD

Phone Number:      01384 455484        
Mobile  :                 07869734157
E mail :                  mansoorafaq@gmail.com
Language ;           Saraiki. ,Urdu
Nastionalty :         British

Acadamic achievement : M A Urdu language 1985/86 - Punjab University,   Lahore, Pakistan

Practical Experience 1984 - 1990

Literature Publications

Magazines
·                 Purchoal (monthly) - Saraiki language
·                 Khawab (monthly) - Urdu language
·                 Paigham e Saroash (quarterly) - Urdu language
·                 Shahadatain (monthly) - Urdu language

Newspapers
·                 Mahari (weekly) - Saraiki language Lahore

Books
·                 Chahra Numa (Urdu Articles) - 1984
·                 Afaq Numa (Urdu Poetry) - 1986
·                 Saraiki Grammer - 1988


Responsible Positions
·                 Director Adbiat, Mianwali Acadamy - 1986 to 1990
·                 Chairman Peoples' Cultural Wing, District Mianwali - 1988 to 1990
·                 President All Pakistan "Sanwal Sangat", Lahore - 1989 to 1990
          (Literature/Music Organisation)

Other Experiences  1990 – 2010
Television, Video & Audio Production, Newspapers, Book publications and Advertisement Campaign

Television
·                 Script writing, Production and Direction

Script writing
·                 7 serials, 1 series, 85 plays, 6 documentaries and 10 musical programmes

Serials
·                 Nimaksar (Urdu Drama serial, duration 50 minutes, 13 episodes) - 1990 PTV
·                 Zameen (Urdu Drama serial, duration 50 minutes, 13 episodes) - 1991 PTV
·                 Pani Par Bunyad(Urdu Drama serial, duration 50 minutes, 03 episodes) - 1991 PTV
·                 Pathar (Urdu Drama serial, duration 50 minutes, 15 episodes) - 1992/93 NTM  and  Zee London
·                 Soya Hua Shehar(Urdu Drama serial, duration 50 minutes, 04 episodes) - 1993 PTV
·                 Dunya (Urdu Drama serial, duration 50 minutes, 07 episodes) - 1994 PTV
·                 Dhan Koat (Urdu Drama serial, duration 50 minutes, 13 episodes) - 1998 PTV World

Drama Series
·                 Roshni (Urdu Drama series, duration 25 minutes, 13 episodes) - 1992/93 PTV

Plays
(A few examples of plays in Urdu, Saraiki and Punjabi languages)
·                 Satwan Sakh (Saraiki play, duration 50 minutes) - 1990 PTV
·                 Ki Janaan Main (Punjabi play, duration 50 minutes) - 1990 PTV
·                 Kalak (Urdu play, duration 25 minutes) - 1990 PTV
·                 Gadi Kook Marandi Ai (Saraiki play, duration 25 minutes) - 1990 PTV
·                 Aandhi (Urdu play, duration 25 minutes) - 1992 PTV
·                 Suraab (Urdu play, duration 25 minutes) - 1992 PTV
·                 Dujha Kinara (Saraiki play, duration 25 minutes, 3 episodes) - 1993 PTV
·                 Long Play Gudi Theia Gudian for Aapna Channel UK
Documentaries - all in Urdu language, duration 25 minutes

1)       For World Bank (UNDP)
·                 Pehli Fasl (Environment of Kashmir) - 1998 / 1999
·                 Land Sliding (Geological situation in Kashmir) - 1998 / 1999
·                 Tameer (World Bank: Northern Resource Management - 1998 / 1999

(Project's performance in Kashmir)
·                 Helping Hands (UNDP's performance in Kashmir) - 1998 / 1999

2)       For FC(Folk Concept) Studios
·                 Biloat Shareef (possessed women and remedies) - 1997 / 1998
·                 Jheel Saif Ul Malook (Legendary history of the place) - 1997 / 1998

Musical Programmes
·                 Maigh Malhar (Saraiki lyrics writing, 13 episodes) - 1992 /1993 PTV
·                 Video Magazine (Urdu lyrics writing, 13 episodes) - 1993 NTM
·                 Aabshar (Urdu lyrics writing, 26 episodes) - 1995 PTV
·                 Issah Khailwi Folk (Urdu lyrics and script writing, - 1995 PTV
          duration 25 minutes, 13 episodes)

Video Production & Direction
1)       For private production company - Message International, Lahore & Islamabad, Pakistan
·                  Pathar (Urdu Drama serial, duration 50 minutes, 15 episodes) - 1992/93 NTM & Zee London
·                 Video Magazine (Urdu lyrics writing, 13 episodes) - 1993 NTM
·                  Shaam (Urdu drama serial, duration 25 minutes, 13 episodes) - 1996 PTV2  -for Ministry of Special Education and Social Welfare, Pakistan

2)       For a private company - Media Vision, Islamabad, Pakistan
·                 Gora Pardes Main (Urdu comedy drama serial, duration 25 minutes, 13 episodes)      - 1997
·                 Hello Pakistan (Urdu Talk Show, duration 25 minutes, 13 episodes) - 1997

3)       For World Bank (UNDP) – all in Urdu language, duration 25 minutes
·                 Pehli Fasl (Environment of Kashmir) - 1998 / 1999
·                 Land Sliding (Geological situation in Kashmir) - 1998 / 1999
·                 Tameer (World Bank: Northern Resource Management - 1998 / 1999
          Project's performance in Kashmir)
·                 Helping Hands (UNDP's performance in Kashmir) - 1998 / 1999

4)       For FC (Folk Concept) Studios
·                 Biloat Shareef (possessed women and remedies) - 1997 / 1998
·                 Jheel Saif Ul Malook (Legendary history of the place) - 1997 / 1998
·                 TV Plays’ script writing training course - 1996
·                 7 own lectures’ contribution

Audio Production
·                 Produced audio school courses for the blind & visually impared children for the Ministry of Special Education in Pakistan - 1997
·                 Produced many Audio Masters of renowned artists for various commercial companies for instance : Ustad Salamat Ali Khan, Ustad Fatah Ali Khan, Ustad Shagan, Atta Ullah Issah Khailwi, Arif Lohaar, Surrayya Khanum, Tasawar Khanum, Mahnaz, Azra Jahan, Ghulam Abbas, Anwar Rafique, Humarah Channa, Humarah Arshad, Mansoor Malangi etc. - 1995 to 1999

Newspapers -  Writing Contribution
·                 Daily Own Urdu poetry contribution - Daily Mashriq Lahore (Newspaper) - 1990 - 1992
·                 Daily Urdu column contribution - Daily Nawa e Waqt Lahore (Newspaper) - 1990 - 1994
·                 Weekly interviews with leading literature role models & film celebrities e.g. Munir Niazi, Shehzad Ahmed, Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi, Noor Jahan (late) etc. 1990 - 1994 - Daily Nawa e Waqt Lahore (Newspaper)
·                 Feature writing for weekly – Family Magazine, Lahore - 1993 – 1994
·                 Daily Urdu column contribution - Daily Nawa e Waqt Rawalpindi (Newspaper)- 1997

Responsible position
·         Chief Editor Daily Islamabad (News paper) – 1999
·         Communication and Public relation Officer (British Muslim Forum)
2006 – 2009
·            Country Director for Pakistan, Deens International UK in collaboration with   
           Foreign Office United Kingdom for the project “I am Muslim I am British”
          2009 - 2010

Books
·                 Saraiki Dramain  - 1996
·                 Main Who Aur Atta Ul Haque Qasmi – 1993
·                 Gul Pashi (a poetic work for Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi – in conjunction with Mansoorah Ahmad) .1996/1997
·                 Neend Ki Notebook - a contemporary URDU poetry creation – 2005
·                 Arif Nama  2006
·                 Main ishiq main hoon  2007

Advertising Campaigns
·                  Musical stage shows – organized in every city of Pakistan as a promotional season for Shell Pakistan regarding a new lubricant product - 1995
·                 Fund raising events for children with disabilities – Musical stage shows organized for Ministry of Special Education, Pakistan - 1996
UK Engagements

Television & Plays

·                 Commercials’ production for Pakistani Channel (ARY Digital) {various business products} - 2000 – 2001
·                 Khalsa (Punjabi drama – script/production writing) - 2002
·                 Written, directed and produced an educational stage drama for the Education Department Dudley in 2005
·                 Produced an introductory debate programme for a Punjabi Channel in 2005/6


Newspaper

·                 Chief Editor Weekly “ Ravi & East” (a 32 pages coloured local newspaper) - 2001-2002 ----Produced and published in Bradford, England with the co-operation of “Daily Mirror”
·                  Weekly literature column contribution for “Daily Jang” - from 2002 to 2008
Conducted “Jang Forums” -  from 2003 to 2008
·                 Regularly produced a monthly community newspaper now called The British Muslim for Dudley Muslim Association as Managing editor from 2004 to 2008


Magazine

·                  Chief Editor monthly “Un-Quote” (a first ever 300 pages literature magazine) produced and published regularly from UK since 2002


Shows

·                 Organised and conducted Urdu/Punjabi musical events (Issah Khailwi commercial events) in Bradford, Manchester, Leeds, Dewsbury, Huddersfield, etc. - 2000 to 2002
·                 Organised and conducted Urdu/Punjabi literature events (mushairas) in Bradford, Manchester, Leeds, Dewsbury, Huddersfield, Nottingham, Birmingham and London etc. – since 2000 to date
·                 Recently conducted Urdu “International Conference” literature & poetry related mushaira and poets’ introduction also launched Nasir Kazmi’s poetry translations’ presentation - 2004



CD production

·                 Produced Official Theory Test for car drivers & motor cyclists’ first ever edition of Urdu CD (Driving lessons & motorwar/highway code related information) for DVLA - 2000
·                 Currently producing CDs for various Urdu poetry writers in the West (Ghazals’ vocal and composition)
·                 Produced a promotional CD for the Motivations (a children's homes agency) in Dudley - 2005
·                 Produced a promotional CD for the Society of Culture & Heritage (SOCH) -  2006
·                 Produced a promotional CD for Urdustreet.com -  2006


Other involvements

·                 Various literature & Cultural Groups’ membership, active part playing and voluntary responsibilities i.e. Bradford Gymkhana, Punjabi Mahfil, Bazm e Ilm O Fun, Urdu Forum, Third World Literature Institute etc.

·                 Director of the largest Urdu website Urdustreet.com since 2004

·                 Executive Director “Society of Culture & Heritage”


·                 Media campaign “I am Muslim, I am British” – a year long project to combat terrorism (funded by UK Foreign Office)…2009 – 2010

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