“Orya Maqbool Jan is a renowned columnist, poet and CSS officer from Pakistan”
Orya Maqbool Jan is a renowned columnist, poet and CSS officer from Pakistan, who writes Urdu columns for Daily Express, Pakistan. He has a Master’s degree in social work from Punjab University, Lahore and L.L.B from University of Balochistan, Quetta.
He was the deputy commissioner and district magistrate of three districts for about five years and assistant commissioner and sub divisional magistrate of three sub divisions for about three years. He has contributed to various research papers including one titled “Comprehensive plan for Improvement of Quetta water Supply and Sewerage System”. He worked as a managing director of Baluchistan Water & Sanitation Authority and also worked as Director of Social Welfare, Human Rights & Women Development. He is presently working as Director General Walled City Project in Lahore after having worked as Information Secretary to the Punjab Government.
Orya has also worked as Director General of Archaeology, Punjab, having the responsibility of managing World Heritage sites, conservation and preservation of Monuments, archaeological surveys and management of Museums and supervised the prestigious project of restoration of Sheish Mahal in collaboration with UNESCO.
Orya Maqbool Jan is a well-known columnist of Daily Jang , Nawa-e-Waqat and Express all three leading Urdu dailies of wide circulation throughout Pakistan as well abroad. He is the recipient of APNS (All Pakistan News Paper Society) Best Columnist Award for Four years i.e. 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004.