Introduction to Ata Shad

20 Oct

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Ata Shad, renowned Balochi and Urdu poet,
playwright and researcher, was born in Singani Sar,
Kech (Turbat) in November1939.
He died in Quetta on February 13 ‘1997


1. Mahna Shad (daughter)
2. Rushna Shad (daughter)
3. Hammal Shad (son)

Date of Death: 13 February 1997 (Quetta)

Personal Information:

Original Name: Mohammad Ishaq
Pen Name: Ata Shad
Basic Education: Government High School Turbat
Matric: Government High School Panjgur, 1956
FA: Government College Turbat, 1959
BA: Government College Quetta, 1962

Fellowship in Media Management: International
Training Institute Sydney, Australia.


1. Rochgir (Collection of Balochi poetry)
2. Shap Sahar Andem (Collection of Balochi Poetry)
3. Singaab (Collection of Urdu Poetry)
4. Barfaag (Collection of Urdu Poetry)
5. Gichain Shairi ( Collection of selected works of contemporary Balochi poets)
6. Balochi Nama ( Socio-cultural Literature of Balochistan)
7. Dreen (Balochi Folk Songs with Urdu translation)
8. Urdu Balochi Lughat (Dictionary)
9. Balochi Urdu Dictionary
10. Haft Zubani Lughat(Dictionary-Editor of Balochi section
11.Jawansal ( Collection of Balochi sufi poet Ibrahim Jawansal Bugti)
12.Unpublished works both in Balochi and Urdu
13. Author of numerious Radio and TV plays


1. Balochi Academy Quetta
2. Idara-e-Saqafat-e-Balochistan Quetta
3. Pakistan National Book Council Islamabad
4. National Language Authority, Islamabad
5. Markazi Urdu Board, Lahore


1. Director General Archeology Balochistan 1996-13 Feb 1997
2. Secretary Information Balochistan 1995-Oct 1996
3. Director General Archeology, Balochistan 1993-1995
4. Secretary Information Balochistan 1993
5. Director General Archeology, Balochistan 1990-1993
6. Secretary Information Balochistan 1989-1990
7. Secretary Forest Balochistan 1988-1989
8. Secretary Information Balochistan 1986-1988
9. Director Public Relations Balochistan 1982-1986
10.Executive Director, Idara Saqafat 1973-1983
11.Director Public Relations Balochistan 1972-1973
12.Information Officer, Information Department Government of Pakistan at Dhaka 1969-1972
13.Producer and Playright, Radio Pakistan 1962-1969


Iran, Saudi Arab, USA, Australia,
Germany, Thai Land,Italy, China,
England, Denmark, Turkey,
United Arab Emarates, Oman, Singapore


1. Presidential Pride of Performance Award (1983)
2. Sitara-e-Imtiaz Award (1982)
3. Special Award form Ministery of Information and Brroadcasting (Radio)
4. Fellowship: International Traning Institute Sydney, Australia

Ata Shad’s Acedamic Researchers

1. Irfan Ahmed Baig
Ph.D on Atha Shad (Urdu)
from Allama Iqbal Open University,
Islamabad Pk

2. Shoaib Shadab
M.Phil on Ata Shad (Urdu)
from International Islamic University,
Islamabad, Pk

Ata Shad’s None Acedamic Researchers
1. Hakeem Baloch (Quetta)
2. Afzal Murad (Quetta)


1.Special Edition of Quarterly “Dastageer ” (Quetta) on Ata Shad (Urdu)
2.Special Edition of Quarterly “Chammag ” (Nasirabad kech)of Ata Shad (Baloch)
3.Special Edition of Quarterly “Qalam Qabeela” ( Quetta) of Ata Shad (Urdu)
4.Special Edition of Monthly ” Balochi Dunya” (Multan) on Ata Shad (Urdu)
5.Special Edition of Monthly “Balochi” (Quetta) on Ata Shad ( Balochi)
6.Special Edition of Monthly “Balochi Zind” (Noshki) on Ata Shad (Balochi)
7.Special Edition of Monthly “Sangat” (Quetta) on Ata Shad ( Urdu/ Balochi)


1. Ata Shad Degree College, Turbat
2. Ata Shad Academy Turbat
3. Ata Shad Autitorium, Idara-e-Saqafat-e-Balochistan, Quetta
4. Ata Shad Park, Turbat.
5. Ata Shad English Language Institute, Turbat

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