Narowal Famous Personality


Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Date of Birth: February 13th, 1911
Place: Sialkot (Punjab), Pakistan 
Faiz's mother was Sultan Fatima. Faiz's father died in Sialkot in 1913. Faiz's father was a learned man and enjoyed the company of well-known literary persons. Wrote the biography of Amir Abdur Rehman. Faiz was therefore, born in a respectable and literary environment and was a very promising student with a religious background.Primary Education: Started memorizing the Holy Quran at the age of four and in 1916 started his formal education in the famous school of Moulvi Ibrahim Sialkoti, and learnt Urdu, Persian and Arabic. Was admitted to the Scotch Mission High School in 1921 in Class IV. Passed his Matriculation Examination in the 1st Division from Murray College, Sialkot and during this period learnt Persian and Arabic from Allama Iqbal's teacher, Shamsul Ullama Moulvi Syed Meer Hasan. 
College Education: Passed his B.A. (Honours) in Arabic from the Government College, Lahore and then M.A. in English from the same College in 1932. Passed his M.A. in Arabic in the 1st Division, from Oriental College, Lahore. 
Employment: Lecturer in English at M. A. O. College, Amritsar in 1935 and then at Hailey College of Commerce, Lahore. Joined the Army as Captain in 1942 and worked in the department of Public Relations in Delhi. Was promoted to the rank of Major in 1943, and Lieut. Colonel in 1944. Resigned from The Army in 1947 and returned to Lahore, where, in 1959 appointed as Secretary, Pakistan Arts Council and worked in that capacity till 1962. Returning from London in 1964 he settled down in Karachi and was appointed as Principal, Abdullah Haroon College , Karachi. Editorship of the monthly magazine Adabe-Latif from 1947 to 1958. Worked as Editor under the Progressive Papers Ltd, of the Pakistan Times, the Urdu newspaper Imroze and the weekly Lailo-Nihar. In the 1965 war between India & Pakistan he worked in an honorary capacity in the Department of Information. Acted as Editor of the magazine Lotus in Moscow, London and Beirut. 
Marriage & Children: In March 9th, arrested under Safety Act and charged in the Rawalpindi Conspiracy case, and having borne the hardships of imprisonment for four years and one month in the jails of Sargodha, Montgomery (now Sahiwal) Hyderabad and Karachi, was released on April 2nd, 1955.

Chaudhry Naseer Ahmad Malhi

Chaudhry Nasseer Ahmad Malhi (1911 - 12 July 1991): A historical figure in South Asia politics, Chaudhry Naseer Ahmad Malhi played a pivotal role in the formation of Islamic Republic of Pakistan and is recognised as one of the nation's founding fathers. He was commonly referred to as Lord Malhi for his larger than life personality, ostentatious get-togethers and largesse.Chaudhry Nasser Ahmad Malhi was a leading member of the Muslim League and was at the forefront of the Pakistan Movement. A life time member for the Muslim League, Chaudhry Nasser Ahmad Malhi belonged to the gentry of Punjab and served as Punjab Minister for Law, education and parliamentary affairs in 1955.

His father Chaudhry Ghulam Haider Malhi was the leading aristocrat of his district and amongst the landed elites of Punjab. He was noted for this philanthropy and was decorated by the British Governor for his services to the community.

Chaudhry Naseer Ahmad Malhi's great-grandfather, Chaudhry Ali Gohar Malhi, served as the Governor for Punjab during the reign of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. 

Chaudhry Naseer Ahmad Malhi was born the second son of Chaudhry Ghulam Haider Malhi. His year of birth was registered as 1913 in the town of BaddoMalhi in the then District Sialkot. It is however common knowledge amongst immediate family members that his year of birth was in 1911.

Apart from an elder stepbrother, Lord Malhi had two elder sisters and two younger sisters. He had three sons and two daughters, however only two sons and a daughter survived adolescence.

Lord Malhi received his primary and secondary education at Ghulam Haider Muslim High School (commonly abbreviated as GH Muslim High School). Heeding the call of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Chaudhry Ghulam Haider Malhi founded this school as his bid to educate aspiring students. The school was noted for offering free tuition and books for economically disadvantaged pupils. The education expenses of these students were personally maintained by Chaudhry Ghulam Haider.

After completing his secondary education, Lord Malhi obtained a Bachelors of Law from University of the Punjab, Lahore.

Chaudhry Nasser Ahmad Malhi began his political career with the Indian National Congress party. After attending the 1940 Lahore Conference held by the All India Muslim League, Lord Malhi realised the greater potential the party held in representing the Muslim population of India. Lord Malhi joined the Sialkot chapter of the Muslim League. His intellectual gifts became apparent and he rapidly rose to become the President of this chapter.

At the age of 32 he met Quaid-i-Azam at Jinnah House in Malabar Hill, Bombay. It was on the advise of Lord Malhi that the historical Sialkot Convention was planned in Punjab. Held in Sialkot city in May 1944, this convention was attended by Quaid-i-Azam, Liaquat Ali Khan, Khawaja Nazimuddin, Sardar Abdur Rab Nishtar, Sardar Shaukat Hayat Khan, Mumtaz Ahmad Khan Daultana, Nawab Iftikhar Hussain Khan of Mamdot and Maulvi Tamizuddin Khan amongst other Muslim League luminaries.[2] This convention is widely regarded as the landmark event which catapolted Muslim League into prominence in undivided Punjab. The Sialkot convention was a milestone in Muslim - Hindu politics. It broke the strangle hold that Unionist Party held over the Muslim population of Punjab. The convention swayed the Muslim sentiment towards the Pakistan Movement and became a historical event for the Muslim League which led to the eventual formation of Pakistan. Acknowledging the convention's impact Quaid-E-Azam commented I have a feeling today, that Pakistan has come into existence.Muhammad Ali Jinnah attributed the success of this convention to Lord Malhi. Embracing him he stated "Mr Malhi, no doubt, you are Lord Malhi".

S.M. Zafar

S.M. Zafar, (born 1930) is a Pakistani human rights activist, noted lawyer (Senior Advocate Supreme Court), politician, and senator.Zafar began his career as a lawyer in the 1950s. He played an important role during the 1958 imposition of martial law in Pakistan and again in forcing amendments to Pakistan’s 1962 constitution, which at first did not have sufficient protections for basic human rights. After serving as a judge of the high court and as Pakistan’s minister for law and parliamentary affairs, Zafar retired from the government in 1968 and started his own law practice.Federal Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs, Government of Pakistan(1965-69) President High Court Bar Association, Lahore(1975) President Supreme Court Bar Association(1976) Chairman Human Right Society of Pakistan. Chairman Cultural Association of Pakistan. Chancellor of Hamdard University.


Dr. Namat Ali Javed

Dr. Namat Ali Javed is a famous atmoic scientis, who was a memebr of team of Dr. A.Q. Khan and played a key role in making Pakistan an atomic power. Dr. Naimat Ali Javed is father of Dr. Tahir Ali Javed.





Dilawar Hussain (Hocky Player)

Represented Pakistan in World Cup Hockey Tournament 2002, Commonwealth Games 2002, Gold Cup Hockey Tournament 2002 and 6-Nation Hockey Tournament 2002.



Abrar-U l-Haq

Abrar-ul-Haq (born July 21, 1968) is a Pakistani pop, bhangra and folk legend singer. On his first album "Billo De Ghar" his name appears as simply "Abrar". His best-known work is the song "Billo De Ghar". Before becoming a singer, he was a geography teacher at the Aitchison College in Lahore.Abrar has kept the year of his birth a secret, so as to not reveal his age. Recently, in an interview, Abrar claimed he was born in 1968 at NAROWAL.[citation needed] He has often claimed that 'he was still young and not that old' and 'was born in the 60s'. He got his initial education from Gujrat and Rawalpindi. Took his Bachelor's degree from Sir Syed College (Rawalpindi) and acquired Master's degree in social sciences from Quaid-i-Azam University, (Islamabad). He joined Aitchison College’s permanent faculty in 1996. He had to quit teaching to pursue his career in pop music; although he considers the day he joined Aitchison College the proudest day of his life.Abrar's first single "Billo De Ghar" was an instant hit along with his album. That song is still remembered today even though it was one of his oldest songs. According to his website more than 16 million copies of his debut album have been sold. Hit Songs: Billo Day Ghar, Billo on GT Road, Bay la Cycle Tay, Murree Shehry Di Niki, Sachchian Te Korian, Majajani, Wan-Kutia, Kurian Lahore Diyan.


Shiv Kumar Batalvi

Shiv Kumar was born on 23 July 1936 (though a few documents related to him state 8 October 1937) in village Bara Pind Lohtian, Shakargarh Tehsil, Sialkot District (now in Punjab province, Pakistan), to Pandit Krishan Gopal, village tehsildar in the revenue department, and Shanti Devi, a housewife.

In 1947, when he was aged 11, his family moved to Batala Gurdaspur district after partition of India, where his father continued his work as a patwari and young Shiv received his primary education.Allegedly, he was a dreamy child, often vanishing for the duration of the day, to be found lying under trees by the riverbank close to the Mandir or Hindu temple outside the village, lost in a brown reverie. He appears to have been fascinated by local renditions of the Hindu epic Ramayana, as well as wandering minstrel singers, snake charmers and the like which feature as metaphors in his poetry, giving it a uniquely rural flavor.


Ahsan Iqbal Chaudhary

Ahsan Iqbal was born in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, to a politically family on 28 September 1958.Ahsan Iqbal Chaudhary is a Pakistani politician who serves as the Minister of Planning, National Reforms, and Development since June 2013.He also serves as the Member of Parliament of Pakistan representing the mainly rural district of Narowal. He is a prominent leader of Pakistan Muslim League and serves as its Deputy Secretary General and member of its Central Executive Committee.After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, he worked as the general manager of the Tourism Development Corporation of Punjab. He went on to serve as a special assistant to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on Policy and Public Affairs between 1990 and 1993 and was elected for the first time from constituency NA-117 (Narowal-III) to the National Assembly in the 1993 elections and later re-elected from the same constituency in 1997.He served as the Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission between 1997 till the 1999.During the Musharraf years he served as the Professor of Management Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, while in Saudi Arabia, he served as an advisor to the Saudi government on the digital governance initiative for the city of Medina.He was re-elected from his consistency again in 2008, and served as the Education Minister of Pakistan in the short-lived PPP-PML coalition government. He left the cabinet to join the opposition. He was re-elected in 2013 to the parliament and has since served as the federal planning minister, and is in-charge of the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor Project.