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Umera Ahmad (Urdu: عمیرہ احمد‎) (born 10 December 1976) is a Pakistani author and screenwriter. She has received various awards including Best Writer Award in Lux Style Award for the drama serial Meri Zaat Zara-e-Benishan.[1]

Umera Ahmad
Native name
عمیرہ احمد
Born (1976-12-10) 10 December 1976 (age 42)
Sialkot, Pakistan
OccupationAuthor, novelist, screenwriter
EducationMaster's degree in English Literature
Alma materMurray College
Notable worksMeri Zaat Zara-e-Benishan and Pir-e-Kamil
Years active1998-present
SpouseArsam Aftab (m.2014)


Personal lifeEdit

She began her writing career in 1998 at the age of 22 with her initial stories published in monthly Urdu digests. She has written 16 books, ranging from complete novels to compilations of short stories. Her most popular books are Pir-e-Kamil and Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan. She is much inspired by the life of civil service and her many writings have civil servants as protagonists.

Later she became an English language lecturer for the students of O and A levels at Army Public College, Sialkot. However, she left the job a few years back in order to devote her full attention to writing.She is now residing in Lahore. In 2016 she started First Urdu Online Digital Web Portal Alif Kitab

Both her novels and her plays[2] have been adapted for television. Currently, she is writing a story for the film. In 2007 Ahmad attended a discussion meeting organized by Geo TV regarding new ways of being creative in television.[3]



Awards and nominationsEdit

  • Winner: Best Writer Serial for Wujood-e-Laraib in The 1st Indus Drama Awards 2005
  • Winner: Best writer for drama serial Meri Zaat Zara-E-Baynishan in Lux Style Award
  • Winner: Best writer for drama serial Baghi in Lux Style Award


  1. ^ "Lux Style Awards Winners". Daily Times. 2011-09-20. Archived from the original on 2013-09-27. Retrieved 2011-10-25.
  2. ^ "Urdu Dramas Umera Ahmed". Retrieved 2011-10-25.
  3. ^ "Life is full of good stories". Daily Times. 2007-11-19. Archived from the original on April 17, 2010. Retrieved 2011-10-25.

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