Khalique Ibrahim Khalique: The Famous Writer of Pakistan

Khalique Ibrahim Khalique: The Famous Writer of Pakistan

Khalique Ibrahim Khalique (Urdu: خلیق ابراہیم خلیق) (b. 1926 – d. 2006) was a famous Pakistani documentary filmmaker and writer.

Life and works of Khalique Ibrahim Khalique

Khalique Ibrahim Khalique was born in the city of Hyderabad in 1926. He got his early education in Lucknow but was later sent to Lahore and graduated from Punjab University. He started his film career as a script and dialogue writer with Information Films of India, in 1945 after moving from Lahore to Mumbai. Later, he decided to settle in Karachi in the year of 1953.

Khalique was a renowned early documentary filmmaker of Pakistan. His films were exhibited the world over including at Cannes, Paris, London, Berlin, Moscow, Leningrad, New York City and Beijing during the 1960s and ’70s, and he won more than 20 prizes including merit awards from international festivals, Tamgha-i-Imtiaz in 1969 and a Lifetime Achievement Award from Karafilm Festival in 2003. He was also a poet and writer of some merit, with a number of publications.

Key documentary films of Khalique Ibrahim Khalique

  • Ghalib (Urdu)
  • Pakistan Story (English) and its Urdu version Pakistan ki kahani
  • Pathway to Prosperity (English) and its Urdu version Khushhali ka rasta
  • One Acre of Land (English)
  • The Coconut Tree (English)
  • Pakistan siqafat kay ai’nay main (Urdu) and its English version Cultural Heritage of Pakistan
  • Architecture (English)
  • Journey through Darkness (English)
  • Buddha in Stone (English)
  • Quaid-i-Azam (Urdu)


  • Manzilein Gard Ke Manind (Memoirs)
  • Ujalon Ke Khwaab (Poetry)
  • Kamyab Nakam (Short Stories)
  • Aurat Mard Aur Dunya (Play)
  • Urdu Ghazal Ke Pachchees Saal (Literary Criticism)





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