Dr. Abdul Wadood Qureshi, Ph.D
Dr.Abdul Wadood Qureshi (Sitara-e-Imtiaz) M.Phil., Ph.D, was born in a religious and educated family on 21February 1952 in Rawalpindi .He is the son of a renowned religious scholar Alhaj Abdul Ghafoor Qureshi. He is a scholar by all definitions .He is recipient of the second highest civil award Sitara-e-Imtiaz in recognition of his services in the field of journalism by the Government of Pakistan. He participated in various national and international seminars, workshops and conferences. He is well versed, widely travelled and extensively published Journalist. He received his Doctorate Degree from National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad in 2018.He is book Ambassador (NBF) Government of Pakistan year 2018 and 2019.
Being a Regular Student of Gordon College Rawalpindi, he appeared in F.A. Examination from C-Division Police Station of Rawalpindi and Graduation Examination from District Jail Rawalpindi. Professor Wasiq Ahmed was his examiner in the jail.
He was arrested 17 times in his life and remained custody in District Jail Rawalpindi, Central Jail Peshawar & Mianwali and KotLakhpat Jail Lahore. He was also detained under 32 Defense of Pakistan Rules and thrice under Section 3 of West Pakistan Public Order Ordinance of 1960. But he was neither convicted nor fined in any of these political motivated cases constituted against him, instead all were withdrawn by the Government and he was honorably acquitted. He besides being a prisoner of Tahreek Khatm-e-Nabuwwat also served as the Joint Secretary of Islamabad Tahreek Khatm-e-Nabuwwat Committee.
Dr. Abdul Wadood Qureshi is also an author of many books including Jail Kay Waqiat, Qaabl-e-Zikar, InshaPardazi Aur NaseemHijazi, Haj-e-Alam , Qandeel-e-Fikr , Quomiat ki Tashkeel and Islah-e-Tallafuz. Many editions of his books have also been published. He has also conducted interviews of many national and international personalities for print and electronic media. He served as the Assistant Editor of RoznamaTameer in 1974, Res Daily Khabrain, Group Editor Daily Pakistan, and Founder Editor of Daily Jinnah, Res Editor Nai Baat. He is also the Founder Editor of Weekly Rawish, Idrak-e-Nau and Daily Asian News.
He received many national and international awards for his services in the field of journalism. He also served as Advisor to the Government of NWFP in 1994. Dr. Abdul Wadood Qureshi is a member of CPNE. He served as Additional Chief Warden of Rawalpindi Civil Defence, Member of Central Film Censor Board, President MarkaziAnjumanShehryan and non-official visitor of Rawalpindi Adiala Jail. The Supreme Court of Pakistan has also appreciated his services for Human Rights.