Qazi Mohammad Obaidullah Alvi

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Qazi Muhammed Obaidullah Alvi
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Born (1961-11-08) 8 November 1961 (age 59)
Abbottabad, NWFP, Pakistan
Other names Alvi Birotvi
Ethnicity Alvi Awan (tribe)
Occupation Journalist
Notable work(s)
  • Three Books on Ethnology, Culture, Religion, journalism and International Relation subjects.
  • President Galyat Circle Bakote Union of Journalists (GCBUJ)
  • Member Rawalpindi Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ)
Home town Kahoo Sharqi, UC Birote District Abbottabad
Title Research Editor Jang Group Rawalpindi
Political party Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan
Religion Islam
Spouse(s) Farhat Jabin Alvi[no citations needed here]
Children 2 son, 4 daughters[no citations needed here]
Qazi Mohammad Obaidullah Alvi tribe called Alvi Awan in Birote. They also called Naik Mohammadal and Goondlal also. Molana Mian Abdul Sakoor Alvi was an encestor of tribe whos nick name was Gondal Khan therefore the tribe betrothed to him.

Qazi Mohammad Obaidullah Alvi is a research editor with Jang Group of Pakistan.[no citations needed here] He belonged to Abbottabad as well as noble tribe Alvi Awan.[1] He is author of three books and hundreds of research thesis[2] about politics, sociology and anthropology of Pakistan. His career as journalist played mostly in Islamabad and Karachi and he delivered lectures in Al Rashid University Karachi, Allama Iqbal Open University Islamabad and Kabul University Afghanistan.

Family Background

His ancestors came from Afghanistan with Mahmud of Ghazni in 1000 AD and settled in Mianwali,[3] central Punjab and then they migrated Kashmir with Mir Sayyid Ali Hamadani,[4] Amir Kabir in 1300. They remigrated to Circle Bakote in 1835.[5] His grandfather Molana Mian Mir Ji Alvi was a scholar of Islam and he was close relative and companion of Hazrat Molana Mian Fakir-u-llah Bakoti Usmani,[6] travelled with him from Khyber to Central India for preaching of Islamic teachings[7] His father Molana Mian Mohammed Abdullah Alvi was a student of Darul Uloom Deoband (The Islamic University of Deoband), India in 1935–40, then he joined as teacher there since. He returned in Degree city of District Tharparker, Sindh and established an Islamic College name Jemea Alvia there.[8] He returned again to his home town in 1960, married with a lady of Mashedi Sadat of Abbottabad.[9] His two sons and one daughter had taken birth there. His elder son is Qazi Muhammed Obaidullah Alvi[no citations needed here] who is living in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan permanently with his family.

Early age and education

Qazi Mohammad Obaidullah Alvi spent first decade of his life with maternal grandmother Hanifa Jahan Qureshi. Alvi is the most intelligent and he memorised the Holy Qur'an[10] in age of seven. He got admission in Government Primary School Birote in April 1968 and always sit in class four because he covered all courses by his mother Masooda Khanum. He passed his primary School Certificate in 1972 and than came in Government High School Birote where his beloved teachers Mohammed Farman Abbasi (Math), Aftab Abbasi (English), Aziz U Rehman Kasmiri (Persian), Khliq Abbasi (Civics) and Raja Haider Zaman (General Science) polished him and he won second position in his school in Matriculation Examination under Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Peshawar in 1978. He got all his religious education, Quraanic translation, Persian and Arabic Language expertise from his father Molana Mian Mohammed Abdullah Alvi before 1978. He started poetry but his elder uncle Molana Mian Mohammed Yaqoob Alvi Birotvi, who is also a renowned Urdu, Persian and Arabic poet of his time in Circle Bakote discouraged him and termed poetry[11] as a "job of jobless people", therefore he stopped his poetry pleasure and centralised all his doublet of attention to improve his education. He has educated himself Semitic Theology by Holy Bible[12] courses of studies from Bible Society of India under his father supervision. He copied and self practised of the headlines of Urdu newspapers and got solo expertise of Nastaʿlīq script and Naskh (script) Calligraphy before his metric examination in 1978 also.

Alvi graduation from Rawalpindi and his father's death

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Qazi Mohammed Obaidullah Alvi Parents

Qazi Muhammed Obaidullah Alvi shifted in Rawalpindi permanently in 1981 and searched job. He employed in Agency for Barani Area Development (ABAD) of Government of Punjab as accounts clerk but soon he resigned. He got journalism training in Daily Jang Rawalpindi in second half of 1981. Daily Haider Rawalpindi launched in 1982 and Alvi started his first job as sub editor there and continuously till 1985. Professor Chodry Zahid Husain of Khan Khurd, Bakote advice him for higher education and Alvi got admission in Gordon College[13] Rawalpindi in 1982. He studied in college in day time and worked as journalist in night. Teachers of Gordon College Dr. Aziz Mehmood Zaidi and Mohammed Bashir enlightened his deliberations more shine there. He also edited the Gordonian (1984), the magazine of mentioned prestigious house of knowledge. His last paper of BA final held on 10 August 1984 and his father Molana Mian Mohammed Abdullah Alvi had expired a week later. It was a turning point of his life and he decided to achieve more goals but it was not possible in Islamabad or Rawalpindi. He good bye Federal Capital of his country and went to Karachi, the land of opportunity in August 1985.

Rturned to Islamabad

Qazi Mohammad Obaidullah Alvi returned to Islamabad in 1990 because Karachi tuned in to a city of Hell. Anarchy speared in Liaqatabad, Nazimabad, Faisdal Colony and many areas became buffer zones.[14] He escaped to life many times as performing his journalistic duties then he decided to shift in Rawalpindi or Islamabad. He joined weekly Musalaman of Tikka Khan. He was successor of Shabeh ul Hasan Rizvi, the editor. He reorganised paper and changed in to a modern weekly of Pakistani capital. In 24 May 1990 his marriage has taken place with his cousin Khadija bibi daughter Farhat Jabeen of Jadoon tribe.[15] The couple migrated from Birote to Islamabad and enjoyed life. Tika Khan has honoured as caretaker federal minister in Malik Mairaj Khalid Cabinet in 1992[16] and he lost his interest in his Weekly, therefore Qazi Mohammed Obaidullah Alvi resigned and aligned as Deputy Editor of Weekly Akhbar e Watan London (Pakistan office).[17] He also worked with The News International as part-time. A handsome offer from Daily Nawa i Waqt Islamabad floated to him in September 1992 and now he associated with the said paper. He wrote hundred of articles on national and international issues in this paper every week. The other social works had been done during 1990–2005.

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Mohammad Obaidullah Alvi is discussing some maters with Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan, the former Chief Minister NWFP, Pakistan. Younger journalist Atif Khalid Sati is also present there.
  • He reopen Weekly Hill Post in 1996 among journalists Talib Husain Abbasi and Ishteaq Ahmed Abbasi. This newspaper was a pioneer weekly of Circle Bakote, the Gallies, Circle Lora and Murree Hills. It was a nursery of journalists who are journalism stars of print and electronic Pakistani media in these days. Allah Ditta Abbasi, Naweed Akram Abbasi, Kalim Abbasi and many more introduced by Weekly Hill Post. This newspaper started by Alvi in a photostat form from Karachi on 1 April 1988. This paper closed in April 2002.
  • He and A D Abbasi started another weekly named Hill News from Islamabad in 2004 because journalism space widened and people of area demanded a standered newspaper
  • He is also pioneer editor of Monthly Awan Islamabad. He worked with Malik Orangzeb Awan since ten years 1990–2000. The first issue of Monthly Awan Islamabad was Malik Karam Bakhsh number, the founder of Tanzeem ul Awan Pakistan.
  • He resigned from Daily Nawa-i-Waqt in August 2002 and joined Daily Ausaf Islamabad till December 2005

Final expedition to Karachi

He went to Karachi on invitation of Zia Shahid in Daily Khabrain as Research Editor in February 2005. He spent four years there and then went to Afghan Capital Kabul as a lecturer of Mass Communication in Journalism Department of Kabul University. He stayed there three years and returned Islamabad in July 2012. First he joined Daily News Mart and then Daily Jang Rawalpindi now.

His literary, journalistic and anthropological contributions

As Qazi Mohammad Obaidullah Alvi belonged to a scholarly family, he fond of research and new knowledge based explorations. He explored the historical civilisation chronology[18] of Kohsar. He said that there was no account of Kohsar's history and civilisation when he wants to study about him, his motherland, culture and language. He explored largest libraries, especially in Islamabad, Peshawar, Lahore and Karachi, founded a huge traditions as well as treasury of five millenniums. He wrote TAMADUN E KOHSAR or THE HISTORY AND CIVILIZATION OF KOHSAR, in which he discussed political, theosophical, scientific and ethno-cultural aspects in a historical and chronological order.[19]

  • He also searched in to lingo franca of Kohsar and compiled a UKREAN NI PAND or DICTIONARY OF DHUNDI-KERHEALY LANGUAGE with 2,500 old and modern word, idioms etc. It is also a unique work first time in history of Kohsar.
  • His unforgettable beacon of light is ALLAH NA SANEHA or TRANSLATION AND COMMENTARY OF HOLLY QURA’AN IN DHUNDI/KERHEALY LANGUAGE also first time in history. This golden work is underway and may be completed in next year.
  • He also wrote an o ther anthropological book TAMADUN E YAHOOD or THE CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION OF JEWS. He analysed the political history and culture of Judaism since Abrahamic periods.[20] He also summarised The Holy Bible and it's index in second volume.
  • He wrote about Islamic Theory of Mass Communication with historical back ground and journalism history of Islamic World. He included the new techniques in investigative journalism, online journalism and blog writing.

See also


  1. Gurjara aura Unakā Itihāsa meṃ Yogadāna Vishaya para Prathama Itihāsa Sammelana, Volume 2 by Bhāratīya Gurjara Parishada, conference papers on the Gujars, caste in India, that were presented at Gandhi Peace Foundation, New Delhi on 9–10 July 1994.
  2. Asan Nay Nabi Pak Hor (Our Holy Prophet) by Mohabbat Husain Awan, published by Idara e Tahqiq ul Awan Karachi, 2006
  3. Punjab District Gazetteers: Mianwali district 1935, published by Superintendent, Government Printing, Lahore 1936
  4. Sufi Bodies: Religion and Society in Medieval Islam By Shahzad Bashir, published by Columbia University Press Usa, 1893.
  5. Report of the land revenue settlement of the Hazara district of the Punjab by E G. Wace, published in 1876.
  6. Bakoti, Sahibzada Azher (1908) (in Urdu). Yed e Baiza (Enlightened Hand). Rawalpindi: Nastaliq Publishers.. 
  7. Yed e Baiza by Sahibzada Pir Mohammed Azher Bakoti Usmani, published by Nastaliq Printing Services Rawalpindi, 2009.
  8. The Emergence of Ulema in the Politics of India and Pakistan 1918–1949: A Historical Perspective By Syed Zaidi, Published by iUniverse Inc, USA in 2003.
  9. History of the Pathans: The Ghurghushti, Beitani and Matti tribes of Pathans, by Haroon Rashid, Published by Haroon Rashid Abbottabad, 2008.
  10. Beacons of the Quaran: Including the Principles of Memorizing the Holy Quran, Translated by Saleem Bhimji, Publisher Islamic Humanitarian Service, 2000, ISBN 1894701062, 9781894701068
  11. Modern Persian poetry by Mahmud Kianush, published by Rockingham Press, 1996
  12. Kitāb-i Muqaddas, Ya'nī Purānā Aur Nayā 'Ahdnāmah. (The Holy Bible in Urdu. Revised Version. With References.). Lahore]; London printed, 1938
  13. Imperial Fault Lines: Christianity and Colonial Power in India, 1818–1940 By Jeffrey Cox, Published by Stanford University Press, USA in 2002
  14. Including the poor: proceedings of a symposium organized by the World Bank and the International Food Policy Research Institute.
  15. The Jadoons by Sultan Khan Jadoon, published by S.A.S. Law Chamber, District Courts Abbottabad, Pakistan, 2001.
  16. Pakistan, Fifty Years of Independence: Fifty years of Pakistan's independence: a chronology of events, by Verinder Grover, Ranjana Arora, 1947–97, Published by Deep and Deep publications, New Delhi, India in 1997. pp 3
  17. Urdu press in Britain By Sajid Mansoor Qaisrani, published by Mashal Publications Rawalpindi, 1990.
  18. The Indus Civilization: A Contemporary Perspective By Gregory L Possehl, published by Rowman & Littelfeild Publisher. Inc. Oxford, 2003.
  19. The Rise of Civilization in India and Pakistan By Bridget Allchin, published by thr Press Syndicate of the University of Cambridge, UK in 1982
  20. Jerusalem: One City, Three Faiths by Karen Armstrong, published by Random House Publishing Group New Yark USA, 2011.