ARIFA SOBH KHAN – JOURNALIST | POETESS, WRITER & CRITIC | 1ST LADY HUMOURIST, PRESIDENT PFUC | CHAIRPERSON KHYABAN-E-ADAB
AS A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY AND MULTI-FACET PERSONALITY
Dr. Arifa Sobh Khan is a very renowned literary personality as she is known for her manifold entities e.g writer, journalist, poet, critics, humorist, anchorperson, columnist, drama writer, educationalist, feature writer, analyst, debater etc. In the field of literature and journalism, it’s very difficult to find someone with so much personalities.
She is the 1st lady crime reporter, 1st political lady reporter, and first woman humorist of Pakistan.
BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS
She has written 15 books on different subjects comprising literary, prose, critical research, poetry, women issues and particularly on humor 4 books. List of her books is as under:
- Tanqeedi Girhain
- Ganjay & Ganjian (Mazah)
- Eshaq Bila Khaiz
- Adabi Sitaray
- Siasatdanon Kay Side Effects
- Ab Subh Honay Ko Hai
- Shut up (Mazah)
- Amaan Hawa say Amaan Counselor Taak
- Subh Ho Gai Janan
- Kurkaray Kirdar
- Tajahil Arfana
- Mabadoolat (Mazah)
- Cher Chooban Say
- Kafir Ada (Afsanay)
LITERARY ACHIEVEMENTS, AWARDS & HONORARY TITLES
She is the only woman journalist, scholar, poetess who got 10 Gold Medals in just 3 years and made consecutively hat trick along with 60 Awards & 20 Shields and got Number of Certificates on different forums for her unique literary and human services.
She got several honorary titles including
- “Sahafat Ki Sherni” by Imam Majeed Nizami,
- “Khawateen Ki Patris Bukhari” by Col. Muhamad Khan (Late),
- “Ehad-e-Hazir Ki Arastu” & “Adab Ka Chamakta Sitara” by Governor Punjab, Choudhry Muhammad Sarwar
- “Khan Zadi”, “Khan Bi Bi” and “Urdu Adab Ki Cleopatra”
- “Aizazaat Ki Malka”, “Adab Ka Sitara” and many others
It is remarkable that she is writing since class 4 when written short stories, poems, articles and jokes etc. and so far written more than 3000 news, 1000 columns, 400 articles, 250 interviews, 100 features, 100 reports, 100 children stores, offered comments on 200 books 100 speeches and 100 radio columns etc.
REGULAR EDUCATION & EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS
She is the top holder in M. Phil and in Ph.D. In her thesis in M. Phil was published as a book “Urdu Tanqeed Ka Asli Chahra” which was supporting reference book for the students of M.Phil. and Ph.D. It is remarkable that research work is carried out on her thesis in India, Egypt and Norway as her research work is spread over from the 347 B.C to 2013 A.D. She presented 22 theories in M.Phil and 40 theories in Ph.D. which was a challenge for the world of criticism.
AS A TEACHER AND EDUCATIONALIST
She has been educating in different colleges and universities in both private and public sector e.g. Punjab University, Baha-ud-Din Zakriya University, University of South Asia, Air Force Fazaia College Lahore Cantt., Government Post Graduate College, Wahdat College, Standard Degree College etc. and also designed syllabus for the students of media studies of Punjab University, Fazaia college and Ghazali Educational Trust, etc.
AS A SOCIAL ACTIVIST
She has been working for women since 1990, without getting any monetary benefits from any corner or without affiliation with any NGO. From the start of her journalistic career in July 1990 in daily Jang, highlighted on very important women issue and arranged so many forums for inviting attending of different agencies and NGOs for the solutions of these problems.
SOCIAL SUCCESS & ACHIEVEMENTS
From 1997 on the platform of Daily Nawa e Waqat hundreds of thousands women were supported by Dr. Arfia Sobh Khan by providing them justice send women to PM Khuli Katchery, Women Police Stations, Dar ul Amaan and Burnt Wards. So Punjab Govt. including Dr. Arifa Sobh Khan as its member by Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif. Subsequently lot of affect women got benefit from the recommendations of this committee they were sent to Khuli Kachari for speedy justice, got Registered their FIRs on urgent basis after any crime and then Dr. Arifa Sobh Khan was nominated as Non Official Visitor of Jails in Punjab for ascertaining the issues of suffering women.
She made efforts for provision of free treatment / financial assistance to the needy / affected women and children for the plastic surgery in USA who burnt in 6 different incidents. Also arranged life financial stipend for 5 handicapped children from Bait ul Maal. Written so many stories and on one of his story of a burnt girl published in Nawa-e-Waqt, PM Mian Nawaz Sharif in his previous regime, sanctioned 35 lacs for her foreign treatment. She recommended so many jobless girls for employments in different organizations / sectors who are still enjoying useful live on the basis of these jobs.
APPRECIATION & ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
Dr. Arifa Sobh Khan rendered her services in different field for which the politicians and great people of Pakistan admires i.e Mr. Shafiq ur Rehman, Col Muhammad Khan, Mr. Ashfaq Ahmad, Dr. Wazir Agha, Mr. Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi, Mr. Ahmad Faraz, Mr. Munir Niazi, Mr. Mushtaq Yousif, Dr. Salim Akhtar, Mr. Ata ul Haq Qasmi, Dr. Wahid Qureshi, Mr. Mashkoor Hussain Yad, Dr. Jamil Jalbi, Dr. Sharib Rodholvi, Dr. Gopi Chand Narang, Dr. Ibrahim Muhammad Ibrahim, Dr. Tahseen Faraqi, Dr. Anwar Sadeed, Mr. Amjad Islam Amjad, Mr. Mian Nawaz Sharif, Mr. S. M Zafar, Begum Kalsoom Nawaz Sharif, Dr. Javed Iqbal, Mr. Irshad Haqqani, Mr. Nazir Naji, Mr. Mujeeb Ur Rehmani Shami, Mr. Arif Nizami etc.
LITERARY, SOCIAL & PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
- Chairperson, Anjeel Literary Society
- President Women Wing PFUC, Lahore
- Non-Official Visitor of Punjab Jail
- Senior Journalist Roznama Nawa-e-Waqat
- Life & Honorary Member of Press Club Lahore
- Member Nazaria-e-Pakistan Trust, Lahore
- Vice President, Iqbal Dost Society Lahore
- Member, Adabi Baithak, Alhamra Centre Lahore
- Member, Khwaja Farid Sangat Pakistan, Lahore
- Former Executive Member, Insdad-e-Tashadud Committee for Women (Establish in 1998 by Chief Minister)
ARIFA SOBH KHAN – JOURNALIST
POETESS, WRITER & CRITIC
1ST LADY HUMOURIST, PRESIDENT PFUC