Qayyum Nizami is a famous columnist, writer, intellectual, and political figure. He played a vital role in left-wing politics in the 80s and early 90s. He had close relations with Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Miss Benazir Bhutto. Qayyum Nizami is writing a daily column in an esteemed newspaper of Urdu and authored some excellent books on history, politics, and Islam.
Table of Contents
- 1 Early Life:
- 2 Education:
- 3 Social Work:
- 4 Family Life:
- 5 Politics:
- 6 Literary Work of Qayyum Nizami
- 6.1 Jernail Aur Siyasatdan, Tareekh Ki Adalat Main
- 6.2 Azadi Se Ghulami Tak
- 6.3 Quaid e Azam Ka Nazria Riyasat
- 6.4 Quaid e Azam Bahasiat Governor General
- 6.5 Secret Papers
- 6.6 Pakistan America- Bante Bigarte Taluqat
- 6.7 Jo Dekha Jo Suna
- 6.8 Shahadat Se Shahadat Tak
- 6.9 Jo Dil Pe Guzari
- 6.10 Mamlat e Rasool by Qayyum Nizami
- 6.11 Mamlat e Insan Aur Quran
- 6.12 Misali Ikhlaqiyat
- 6.13 Zinda Iqbal
- 6.14 Mamlat e Umar Farooq
- 6.15 Mamlat e Hazrat Ali
Qayyum Nizami was born on 11th April 1943 in a religious family. His father Abdul Hameed Nizami was a publisher and founded Islami Publishing Company and Nizami press in 1956 in Lahore. His grandfather Sufi Ahmad Din also was a typical religious person and loved the Islamic scholars. He liked the reciting of Quran and practised it all day.
Qayyum Nizami passed his matriculation from Atta Muhammad Islamia High School Gujranwala. Then, he took admission in Islamia College Railway Road Lahore for Intermediate. He graduated from Government College Lahore and Passed M.A Urdu from Punjab University Oriental College Lahore. Qayyum Nizami took LLB degree from Punjab University Law College and then passed M.A political science.
Qayyum Nizami joined Ahmad Raza Kasuri, Zia Shahid, Mehmood Shaam, and Dr Rafi Ud Din Hashmi in college life. Atta Ul Haq Qasmi, Amjad Islam Amjad, and Dr Abdul Ghani Farooq were his university fellows. He found some significant teachers in his student life like Dr Syed Abdullah, Ibadat Barelvi, Khawaja Muhammad Zakariya, Waqar Azeem, Dr Waheed Qureshi, Dr Nazar Hassan, and Sajjad Baqir Rizvi.
Qayyum Nizami started his social activities from his college life. He founded a welfare society in his colony New Samanabad Lahore. He began fundraising from his relatives and neighbours for the social movements which liked the people. Nizami worked as a volunteer labourer with Jahangir Badar during Ayub Khan rule.
Qayyum Nizami got married Kishwar Qayyum, which lived in his neighbourhood. He has four children including two son and two daughters. Kishwar also participated in politics along with her husband. She prisoned during the Zia martial law with her four-month children. She worked as secretary finance for PPP and selected as a member of Punjab Assembly on women reserved seats.
Qayyum Nizami started his politics after joining Pakistan Peoples Party in 1968. He worked as central secretary information for a long time and became an active member of the party. He elected a member of Punjab Assembly in 1977 and joined the cabinet as a minister of the state in the interim setup of Balakh Sher Mazari.
Qayyum Nizami appointed as Chairman of Evacuee Trust Property Board in 1996 and sat some great examples of dignity and humanity. He overturned all the political pressure which ranked his ability and skill. He refused to take all the benefits for this post. So, Nizami continued his work also in the Nawaz Sharif government.
Nizami prisoned during the martial law of Ayub Khan first and later in Zia Ul Haq regime. He spent eight years in exile in Canada and Great Britain. He led the PPP workers in the MRD movement when the first line leadership arrested by martial law administration.
Literary Work of Qayyum Nizami
Qayyum Nizami is writing a daily column in different newspapers of Urdu. He has a vast knowledge of history, politics, and religion. He authored more than two dozens of books on various topics. Here you can find the booklist and details.
About the role of Politicians and army officers in the destabilisation of Pakistan
Azadi Se Ghulami Tak
A brief analysis of Pak America relations after the independence of Pakistan.
Quaid e Azam Ka Nazria Riyasat
A brief review of the political ideology of Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Quaid e Azam Bahasiat Governor General
About the political role and administrative decisions of Jinnah as the first head of the newborn state
About some secret documents of America leaked by some sources
Pakistan America- Bante Bigarte Taluqat
About the Pak America relations and its ups and downs
About the life and politics of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party
About the assassination of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Miss Benazir Bhutto
Jo Dil Pe Guzari
About his experience, political ideology, and observations
On Seerat Un Nabi SAW and its implementations in the lives of the Muslims
Mamlat e Insan Aur Quran
The necessity of Quranic teachings in modern times and the matters of the Muslims
The teachings of Islam about practical life and morality
About the life, work, and ideology of Allama Muhammad Iqbal
Mamlat e Umar Farooq
About life, role, policies, and achievements of Hazrat Umar e Farooq R.A
Mamlat e Hazrat Ali
About life, procedures, and performances of Maula Ali R.A