Javed Jabbar

Javed Jabbar (Urdu: جاوید جبار ) is a prominent Pakistani writer, advertising executive, politician, intellectual, scholar, artist, mass communications expert and former information minister.[1][2] Jabbar's roots can be traced back to Hyderabad, India.[3]

Javed Jabbar has a son named Kamal and a daughter Mehreen Jabbar who is a film producer and director.[4]

Jabbar credits Father D'Arcy D'Souza with talking his father into allowing him to enroll in the Faculty of Arts at St Patrick's High School, Karachi, rather than in the Commercial course in which he was first enrolled.[5]

Literary work

  • A Man in the Queue. Readers Associates. 1971.
  • From Chaos to Catharsis: Perspectives on Democracy and Development. Royal Book Company. 1996. ISBN 978-9-69-407193-0.
  • Beyond the last mountain: the original screenplay of Pakistan's first feature film, 1976 .... MNJ Publications. 2001. ISBN 978-9-69-407267-8.
  • Bridges Or Barriers?: Indigenous Languages Print Media in South Asia. Summit Media. 2005. ISBN 978-9-69-407311-8.
  • Pakistan: Unique Origins; Unique Destiny?. National Book Foundation. 2011. ISBN 978-9-69-370534-8.[4]

Notable films

Jabbar has been involved as a writer, director, and/or producer of the following films:

The award-winning film 'Ramchand Pakistani' (2008) was written and produced by Javed Jabbar, directed by his daughter Mehreen Jabbar.[4][8]


  1. An interview with Javed Jabbar on The Express Tribune (newspaper) Published 29 January 2014, Retrieved 24 March 2018
  2. "Text of Javed Jabbar interviews with the BBC". Government of Sindh. Archived from the original on 3 December 2007., Retrieved 24 March 2018
  3. Karen Isaksen Leonard 2007.
  4. Javed Jabbar, Renaissance man The Friday Times (newspaper), Published 26 June 2015, Retrieved 24 March 2018
  5. "St. Patrick's High School turns 150 years old today". Hindustan Times. 7 May 2011. ProQuest 865066113.
  6. Javed Jabbar's documentary film 'Moenjodaro: The City That Must Not Die' on IMDb website Retrieved 24 March 2018
  7. Film 'Beyond the Last Mountain' (1976) on IMDb website Retrieved 24 March 2018
  8. Javed Jabbar's film 'Ramchand Pakistani' (2008) on IMDb website Retrieved 24 March 2018


Javed Jabbar on IMDb

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