Qudrat Ullah Shahaab
Today the Pakistani Stories team is going to Present the Story of Qudrat Ullah Shahaab , The writer of Pakistan’s bestseller “SHAHAB NAMA” Qudrat Ullah Shahab قدرت الله شهاب was an Urdu-Writer, Diplomat and a commissioned officer in civil services of Pakistan.
Qudrat Ullah Shahab author of Shahab Nama was born to Abdullah Shahab. Who belonged to An Arain family of Chimkoor shahib village of district Ambala, British India. and then migrated to Gilgit. Qudrat Ullah Shahaab was a brilliant student from young age.He got his graduation from Prince of Wales college Jammu and Kashmir and then got his graduation degree from Government college Lahore.
At the young age of 16 years.He won international eassy competition held by reader digest,London.
In 1940 Qudrat Ullah Shahab got commissioned from the Indian civil service .He volunteered as the magistrate of Bengal in the disastrous famine if 1943 .He is also remembered for distribution of rice reserves among the poor and starving people of Bengal.
After the Partition of India in 1947 Qudrat Ullah Shahab migrated to Pakistan and got posted as a Deputy Secretary to Ministry of Commerce.
Qudrat Ullah Shahab was lately posted as Chief Secretary of Muzaffarabad and Azad Kashmir.
He is famous for his services as Deputy commissioner of Jhang,Punjab,Pakistan. During his tenure as Deputy Commissioner of Jhang he played a heroic role towards the betterment of District Jhang.
Qudrat Ullah Shahab was also appointed as the Director of Industries Punjab for the settlement of assets after migration from United India.Laterly Qudrat Ullah Shahab was appointed as the Principal
Secretary by Governer General Ghulam Muhammad and continued on his position during the era of Inskander Mirza and Field Marshal Ayub Khan.
He left his job after some clash with Yayha khan and lived rest of his life in United Kingdom.
Qudrat Ullah Shahab was inspired to write after his meeting with ibn-insha in London,England.He is famous for his commentaries on the regimes of dictators.He closely saw the lifestyle of Head of States.He was impressed by the governing of Ayub Khan and was a close friend of him.During his duty as Chief Secretary he worked hard and gained a lot of respect due to his good character.
Qudrat Ullah Shahab died on 24th of July 1986 and rests in H-8 Graveyard of Capital City Islamabad.
On 23 March 2013 Pakistan Post issued a stamp of 15 rupees in the honour of Qudrat Ullah Shahab.
Author : Iftikhar Younis Peerzada