Ishtiaq Ahmed and Inspector Jamshed Series

Over dinner sometime last week, conversation turned to an apparent lack of reading culture in Pakistan. Participants questioned if anybody went to the bookstores any more, and why Urbu bazaars in large cities remained largely deserted until the school seasons came (though I was told Lahore now has some nice book stores). All the talk about developing reading habits in children reminded me of one of my favorite authors from childhood: Ishtiaq Ahmed

Before there were J.R.R.Tolkien, J.K. Rowling, Hardy Boys or even Archies Comics in my life, there was Ishtiaq Ahmed: a brilliant mastermind who authored hundreds, if not thousands, of suspense thriller novels in urdu for kids during the 1970s, 80’s and into the 1990s (I am told the actual number is closer to 400). It is hard not to say that I grew up wanting to be like Mahmood, Farooque aur Farzana, the three main characters in his most famous series: Inspector Jamshed. Many of us will remember owning crates full of Ishtiaq Ahmed books – kids in my mohalla even organized a book club where we loaned our Ishtiaq Ahmed books to each other for 25 paisas per novel.

Ishtiaq Ahmed was one hell of a prolific writer. His books were published at a rate faster than I could save money from my lunch allowance to buy them (hence the need for the Mohalla library!). My mamoon (maternal uncle) swore by Ibn-e-Safi’s Imran series, but Ishtiaq Ahmed was the one who got me hooked onto reading. I remember reading his Khaas (special) novels with more than 2000-3000 pages until late into the night. He was among the most effective and succesful Jasoosi (detective) novelists in Pakistan.

Even though his detective teams also included Inspector Kamran and the Shoki brothers, it was the Inspector Jamshed team (and the series built around their escapades to protect world peace) that captured the imagination of several generations in Pakistan. The series featured a detective, inspector Jamshed, who solved crimes with the help of his three children, Mehmood, Farooq & Farzana. Inspector Jameshed hated evil and in his crime-fighting he had not only his children to help, but also a retired army officer, Khan Rehman, and his friend Professor Daod. If I remember correctly, Mehmood was always the smart one, the trio’s leader with brilliant ideas, Farooque was the street smart, witty one, and Farzana always knew when danger was lurking around the corner. And the evil? Jaral, who appeared in several novels, was the number one enemy. Inspector Jamshed’s enemies were not just after money or power – they were morally corrupt and somehow always had some external forces helping them in their evil plans. It has been said that Ishtiaq Ahmed was not very subtle in disguising his resentment towards states or actors that he deemed anti-Islamic.

Ishtiaq Ahmed created characters that were larger than life – but they were inspirational for young men and women of that age and time. Inspector Jamshed, Mehmood, Farooq and Fazana were heroes who were smart, witty, brave, and fought for righteousness. Ishtiaq Ahmed wrote beautifully in a language that many now do not study for its poetry or prose. His contribution to Urdu literature, unfortunately, has not been acclaimed in a deserving manner, but his fans remember him well. Statements like “Inspector Jamshed kee Uqaabee nigahon ney mauqay kee nazakat ko bhaanp liyaa” are a distant memory, but still a charming one. Maybe my kids will also dig through my stash of Ishtiaq Ahmed novels like I went through my mother collection of Pakeeza digests. They will find lots of incredible stories. And they will learn why I love the urdu langugae.

It is reported that Ishtiaq Ahmed is now an editor of Bachchon kaa Islam at http://www.dailyislam.com.pk/. Alas his series has no more sequels expected. For the uninitiated and the fans, a website advertises that you can buy his novel there. Alternatively, you can contact Feroze Sons in Lahore.

107 Responses to Ishtiaq Ahmed and Inspector Jamshed Series

  1. Asma says:

    Pretty inrteresting post🙂

    Inspector Jamshed and Imran series both were reallly FUN-tastic🙂

  2. Bilal Zuberi says:

    Comment from another site where my note was posted…

    If anyone want to read ishtiaq ahmed biggest novel ” Ghar ka samandar” then go to site:
    http://jasoosi_novel.sitesled.com/

  3. Imad says:

    It is sad that Ishtiaq Ahmed’s contribution is not recognised. He was a very powerful and a +ve influence on us kids back then. His concepts about living for principles, and trust in Allah, were instrumental in the ‘tarbiat’ of young children.

  4. Hamid Hashmi says:

    Real good blog it is nice to know that we some normal Pakistani’s left

    Hamid Hashmi

  5. Junaid says:

    Ishtiaq Ahmad is a superb writer. this sort of literature with islamic touch what else parents want for their children passtime

  6. Saad Ahmad says:

    I have read nearly 50 or 60 novls Ishtiaq Ahmad in two months and my urdu became realy good just becaue of this.

  7. Kamran says:

    Bilal,

    Farzana was the brainy one, Mehmood was leader, while Farooq was the naughty one. It has been a long while, since read any of his novels (more time, than I care to remember).

    What I liked about IA was that, he created characters of his own and three complete sets. Ibn Safi was the only other one with his Imran. Now, you have so many authors writing Imran Series that, you dont know, which one to choose (I still prefer / buy Mazhar Kaleem’s books).

    I think, the root cause of this decline in readership is that you don’t have people, who can transport you to another world / time / place. I remember Nasim Hijazi’s books (Shaheen, Khaak aur khoon, Akhari Cheetan etc), which taught history and told a gripping tale. Now, you dont have people with the vision or the creativity to develop something like that. If you find people, then people like me (born, bred & living in Pakistan), consider it beneath our dignity to read urdu books.

    As a final note, how about setting up a Ishtiaq Ahmad Fan Club? At least the 6 of us can be founder members😉

  8. Kamran H says:

    What a blast from the past! I too was an ardent fan of the series. Its true that Inspecor Jamshed’s family were the main focus of his writings (however I always identified with Inspector Kamran because he was my namesake). My favourite moment in Khaas novels was when all three parties (Jamshed-Kamran-Shoki) would happen to get together. Ishtiaq Ahmed would always weave the story beautifully.

    They would make for great audio books!

  9. Kamran says:

    Check out the site, 9 Novels there (Ibne-Safi Imran Series, Major Pramod).

    Any more books?

  10. rimshaal says:

    Please tell me the name of site/ sites or links regarding Imran series and Inspector Jamshed series. Anxiously waiting 4 ur reply. Thanx in anticiipation.

  11. Moqueem says:

    i am interested in imran series , i want to read more novels about imran series , please tell me the process to get the imran series free .

  12. Mihammad Ibrahim says:

    Ishtiaq Ahmad is one of best writer for kids in Pakistan
    I like his novels even today at university level

  13. Zobaria says:

    “Yeh to kisi novel kaa naam ho saktaa hai!”

  14. Atif Waheed says:

    Fantastic writer Allah ishtiaq Sb ko jazaa-e-khair dai. Ameen.

  15. Ashar Aleem says:

    I am big fan of ishtiaq ahmed. i love his novels for 7 years i have his big collection of almost 400 novels……my favourite characters are farzana,shoki n both inpectors. i have read almost his 90% special numbers my favourites are sunehry chatan,jazeeray ka sumander,baygal mission ,batil qayamat boss ka nam and ghar ka sumandaer
    aur bhy bohat se hayn lekin sab ka naam to nai le sakta
    finally i will say ishtiaq ahmed is gr8 author and evry1 should use his novels to pass free time.

  16. Ashar Aleem says:

    I am big fan of ishtiaq ahmed. i love his novels for 7 years i have his big collection of almost 400 novels……my favourite characters are farzana,shoki n both inpectors. i have read almost his 90% special numbers my favourites are sunehry chatan,jazeeray ka sumander,baygal mission ,batil qayamat boss ka nam and ghar ka sumandaer
    aur bhy bohat se hayn lekin sab ka naam to nai le sakta
    finally i will say ishtiaq ahmed is gr8 author and evry1 should read his novels his all novels are gr8

  17. Ashar Khan says:

    Assalam-u-alaikum
    hey ashar aleem, can u plz tell me where i can but his novels online? I am trying from last few months but no luck. I live in Canada, please let me know as well. If u want to sell urs i will give u good price as well. My email address is captainashar@gmail.com
    Take care
    ALLAH Hafiz

  18. OMAMA says:

    THE NOVELS OF ISHTIAQ AHMED ARE REALLY MARVELLOUS,THEY ARE IMMENSELY INTERSESTING.FAROOQ IS VERY HUMOUROUS,FARZANA IS VERY GENIUS & MAHMOOD IS A VERY SERIOUS CHILD:)& INSPECTOR JAMSHED,OH MY GOD!!!!WHAT A SMART & INTELLIGENT CHARACTER……
    THE NOVELS OF ISHTIAQ AHMED SHOULD ALSO COME IN THE FORM OF MOVIES.HE IS A VERY PIOUS & AWESOME PERSONALITY.CHILDREN LOVE HIS WRITING & HIM…HE ALSO WRITE STORIES IN DIFFERENT CHILDREN MAGS…… GOD GIVE HIM A LONG LIFE(ameen)

  19. SUNDUS FAROOQ says:

    I CAN NOT PRAISE THE NOVELS OF ISHTIAQ AHMED,IN WORDS.I CAL HIM ‘ISHTI’ 🙂.I WANT 2 BE DA GRAND DAUGHTER OF THAT FAMOUS PERSONALITY :):):).I LOVE DA ROLE OF INSPECTOR JAMSHED IN DA NOVELS, THOUGH I HATE ASIF,AFTAB,FARHAT &&&&&&& SHOKI BROTHERS.THEY’RE ALL HEADCHE OF MIND……BUT THAT’S AMAZING THAT MEHMOOD FAROOQ& FARZANA HAVE EXTRA ABILITIES ALTHOUGH THEY’RE ALSO LIKE US…..THEY MIGHT BE THE OFF SPRING OF WIZARDS>>>>><<<<<

  20. Hassan says:

    I grew up reading his novel. I started reading them in 1987 or 1988 till 1997 (due to lack of time and lost access to them). I even went ahead and purchased all his novel that he wrote before I started reading. I must have all of his “khas numbers” and most of his smaller ones as well. I met him in Lahore once, He is extremely nice and religious. He impacted my thinking a lot. Even my father used to read his novels.

  21. Gia says:

    Hey all,

    I use to read a lot of Ishtiaq Ahmad’s books when I was in PK but now I cannot find them here in USA. Can u please give me the link to the webiste where I can buy those? I have tried to search online but no luck. my email is sky_is_the_limit11@yahoo.com

    will be very grateful to u.

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  25. haadinasira says:

    novl link send karo

  26. sidra says:

    well bachon ka islam is a remarkeable magazine the oen i read every week even when i am not a kid any more ……above all its never boring n i never fed up reading it …outclass…gudluck Uncle ishtiaq

  27. khalid says:

    well my itroduction to ishtiaque ahmed dates back to 1978 / 79 when a class 2 student won a debate competiotion and won two books one Maqbool Jhangirs Tlism-e-hoshrubas amir humza series part and another book titled “Dusri Khala” the boy being addicted to story books read both but Dusri khala did not stir him as much though it left its mark on him as much to this date i remember the story was about a refrigarator and probably shoki bros and writer none other then Ishtiaq Ahmed. Then in my school library i came across andheray ka teer (if i remember correctly) four part inspector kamran mirzza series but i only get to read single part of the four. My third encounter with IA was when i got a book which didnt have the first and last pages and i didint realise that was his “Khas Number Jairaal ka mansuba” till i was in college and had enough money to hire books on rent from a library. As a student i was ok but being a bengali i always had in my primary school’s report card urdu as my weak subject since there was not much help available at home. owing to Ishtiaq Ahmed mazhar Kaleem Naseem Hijazi and ofcourse ibne safi my techers in hugh school and college connsidered my urdu to pretty good litrerary stndads. apart from mazher kaleem the other three are not creditd duly with their contibution to urdu ADAB. In fact urdu adab say mutaliq log isko adab tasleem kurnay say inkaar kartay hein. well Ishtiaq Ahmed say dosti khasi mehengi pari kyoon k her mahinay tin novel (fee purcha 6 rupai) kaafee say bhi zayadah thay meray liyay. Dostoan say mustaaar li hui kitabein akser ammi chulhay mein daal deti thein😦 kafi maar bhi khaai lekin dosti nahi chuti. College mein pohoncha to zara azadi bhi mili saath mein jaib bhi thori bhari hui or mein ghar say taqreban tin kilometer dur ek library ka member bana. 1992 tak chupnay walay qareeban ishtiaq ahmed kay (ma siwa shoki series) sub perh dala. Aaj bhi mera apna ek collection hai jo Ishtiaq Ahmed Naseem Hijazi or ibne safi ki 476 kitaboon per mushtamil hai. Aaj bhi mujhay koi na koi kitab parhay bagher neend nahi aati.
    Ishtiaq Ahmed ka mamnoon is liya hoon kyoon kay unhoon nay na sirf meri urdu sanwari bulkay deen ki bohot si batien mujhay un kay navilon say sikhnay ko milin. un kay likhnay ka andaz achoota tha jo bachoon ko sochna sikhata tha. (baki Aaindah…)

  28. farrukh says:

    mujhay tu yeh samajh nahi aa raha k tum logon ne agar jamshaid series parhi hai
    tu phir english main kion bol rahay ho?
    wesay kia aaj tak mehmood,farooq aur farzana school main hi parhtay hain??:D:D
    leo_farry_4u@hotmail.com

  29. Aeraj says:

    A very interesting post which made me very nostalgic.. It seems like a very long time ago when he 100 plus channels now available in Pakistan were not the major source of entertainment for our children. I pretty much owe it to Ishtiaq Ahmed and later to Mazhar Kaleem for his version of Ibn-e-Safi’s Imran series to incite the reading bug in me. I especially remember Prof. Daud’s character and wondered how amazing it would be to invent all the stuff in Jamshed Series. Was recently talking to an old school friend and when I told her about my pursuing a PhD currently she said she wasn’t surprised cause I kept saying in school that I wanted to become a scientist. It’s a no brainer where those inspirations must have been coming from.. Alas the only inspiration kids are now finding in Pak is the twisted language and weird fashions you see being sported by the uncountable music show DJ’s…

    • ramish says:

      u r ryt aeraj…now a days kids oly lyk playing stupid games on PC…but v r lucky we had a golden time of childhood…y dont any director make a mystery series on ishtiaq ahmed’s novel???

  30. Dante says:

    here is the link of ishtiaq ahmed and ibn safi novels.. have fun…

    http://jasoosinovel.sitesled.com/

  31. junaid says:

    salam may app logo se 1 bat phochna chahta hn. k ishtiaq sahb k nawal :batil qayamat: may c moon k shat end may kiya hota hay plz ager kisi ko pata ho to mujay bata de mujay ye kitab b nahi mil rahi hay .mara mob no oor id ye hay 03465651732 (msc_dsc@ yahoo/hotmail .com) plz khuda hafiz

  32. Tariq hingorja says:

    well no doubt he was the only novel writer for teenagers who was so consistent. He is still in business and writing jamshed series through Atlanis publication Karachi.The worst part his novels are very expensive as compared to others. may be his publisher should give a second thought to keep it competitive.Any way he was a big contributor in improving my urdu skills.I still own a big collection of his novels Specially Special Numbers(Khas Numbers).

  33. Tariq hingorja says:

    well no doubt he was the only novel writer for teenagers who was so consistent. He is still in business and writing jamshed series through Atlanis publication Karachi.The worst part his novels are very expensive as compared to others. may be his publisher should give a second thought to keep it competitive.Any way he was a big contributor in improving my urdu skills.I still own a big collection of his novels Specially Special Numbers(Khas Numbers). my mail ID:hingorja@hotmail.com

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  35. ALI UMAIR says:

    assalam o alaikum
    can some ne guide me from where i read the novels of ishtiaq ahmad ?
    i m much big fan of that gr8 authour.
    please give me link on my personal e-mail address. umair@soon.com

  36. MUHAMMAD Raza says:

    you all did remind me of my teen age.. MAN i was like the Biggest FAN of Ishtiaq Ahmed… i have like 200 Novels of him… but i lost access and now i heard that he left writing.. awww man im so frickin Sad.. i AM really…. anyways I Loved reading his novels… my fav was DUNIYA K QUAIDI…. do read it all if you havent yet..thanx… i miss you Ishtiaq Ahmed

  37. liferockzzzz2008 says:

    THIS POST OF URS TAKE ME BACK INTO MY TEEN AGE. I DONT REMEMBER WHEN I STARTED READING ISHTIAQ AHMED MAY BE WHEN I AM IN 4 OR 5 CLASS AND READ TILL HE STOP WRITING .AFTER READIND ISTIAQ AHMED AND IMRAN SERIES AND MANY OTHER ENGLISH NOVEL LIKE RL STINE IN CHILDHOOD I DIDN,T FIND NO NOVEL MORE INTERSTING THAN HIS . MY FAV CHARACTERS ARE OF “SHOUKI BROTHERS” AND “JERAAL'”ABZAAL” AND I WAS SO ADDICTED THAT I READ SAME NOVEL MANY TIME ESPICALLY IN SUMMER VACATIONS NOW WHEN I AM A UNIVERSITY STUDENT IF I FOUND HIS NOVEL IN ANY PLACE I READ IT AGAIN.

    • novel freak says:

      i’ve also read jeeral (: all novels were amazing i remeber one ov ma frnd says ishtiaq bhai’s towel instead of novel…lolzz wat days were they😦

    • ramish says:

      same here dude =) i also used to read a novel twice or thrice…n yeah me n ma bro used to challenge eachother dat whoz gonna finish first =) wowww ma bright childhood…..

  38. rehmana says:

    istiyaq ahmed is my heroo bcoz he is a true pakistani and a good writter i love his novels sooo much and i wish to become a same novelist like him .

  39. rehmana says:

    may god blesss him and he continues to write for his country till the end of his life

  40. rehmana says:

    may god blesss him and he continues to write for his country till the end of his life
    pray

  41. rehmana says:

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    pray for

  42. rehmana says:

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    pray for me i also want to be a

  43. rehmana says:

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  44. rehmana says:

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    pray for me i also want to be a same

  45. rehmana says:

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    pray for me i also want to be a same writter

  46. rehmana says:

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  47. rehmana says:

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    pray for me i also want to be a same writter like him.can u plz

  48. rehmana says:

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  49. rehmana says:

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  50. rehmana says:

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  51. rehmana says:

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  52. rehmana says:

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  53. rehmana says:

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  54. rehmana says:

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  55. rehmana says:

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  56. rehmana says:

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  57. rehmana says:

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  58. rehmana says:

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  59. rehmana says:

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  60. Madeeha Khan says:

    Assalm-o-Alaikum
    main Istiaq ahmed ki saaaaaab se bari fan hon.mayry
    pas in ke bohat se novels hain.wo pakistan ki teen age ky best writter hain.his novels r very mysterious.
    he wrote more then 1000 novels i dont know how????????
    he has master mind(i think so thats why).his novels characters are very cool.

  61. NOOR-UL-HUDA says:

    my favourite writer is “ISHTIAQ AHMED”.ilike most of the inspector jamshaid series.

  62. Ali says:

    I just like imran series.and this is best

  63. Shaikh Wahaj says:

    i red all series ov Inspector jamshed nd kamran mirza they all r gr8 nd fun-tastic nd very intrsting specially “Farooq”

  64. JAWAD says:

    Assalam alaikum
    Inspector Jamshaid the ultimate Pakistani crime fighter.He was and is my favorite after which comes Ibn-e-Safi’s Jasoosi Dunya but I could never digest His Imran Series (which my mother and brother loved)and I could never stand others like Mazhar Kaleem and Safdar Shaheenwho hijacked Ali Imran.A perfect muslim Inspector Jamshed as the role model for my heroes although I did want his children to be replaced with commandos!

  65. Salman says:

    Hello Bilal,
    Just last night, I was talking to my sister in Canada, and somehow it sumbled upon Ishtiaq Ahmed (IA) and Inspector Jamshed/Kamran Mirza/Shokee brothers Series and thier KHAS NUMBERS…IA sure was our fav. childhood author.
    However, we noted that towards the end, I mean towards the end of OUR age of reading IA, he had started showing signs of typical Ziaizm and Jamat Islami type Islamism with mentions of Hadith and Namaz etc…!!
    Anyway we have very fond memories of thoese stories. Actually, I would like get a chance to read one of the KHAS NUMBER again, only if I could get my hands on one living in NYC…Aah..!

  66. novel freak says:

    Ishtiaq ahmed is the Conan Doyle of East….

  67. novel freak says:

    i remember how i was addicted to those mystery novels…i use to borrow them from my frnds….khas number ka intezaar rehta tha….bohot acha time tha wo….ab tu youth ko computer se time nahi milta…i wish mujhe wo “UNGLI KA RAAZ” or “KHOON KA SAMANDER” net pe mil jaen…..

  68. mujtabaa says:

    ishtiaq ahmed is a great writer in the world

  69. aysha says:

    ishtiaq ahmed is a very very good writer he has
    made a record for children novel which never break

  70. Asif Masoodut says:

    Hi Dear All:
    What was the time, we wait for the date of 20 of every month, yes on this date the book shops were full of boys and girls waiting for their turn to get the new set of novels of Ishtiaq Ahmed, when I look back I become happy but emotional as well! I miss those days!!!!!

  71. ramish says:

    i really wanna thank da person who made dis blog…
    bcuz ov dat we all novel fr3akzz r here….posting
    our blogzz (=

  72. Zaki says:

    Assalam o Alaikum all.

    I have a few novels, if some one needs them and is in lahore drop me an email and get the novels from me.

    Allah Hafiz

  73. SAIM ZAKI says:

    AOA,

    I AM ALSO FAN OF ISHTIAQ AHMAD NOVELS. I NEED NOVELS /KHAS NO. IF SOME ONE HAS (PDF ) OR ORIGNAL NOVELS THEN I CAN BUY THEM.

    THANK YOU.

  74. Aahaa wonderful post🙂

  75. Mlangi says:

    AOA.
    Hi,
    I was in my local library in sydney and found a imran series book “Himakat ka Jaal” by Ibn -e Safi. It brought back memories of all the Inspector Jamshed and Kamran series. I found some more books of Ibn e safi but cannot find any from Ishtiaq Ahmad. If any one has a soft copy of any of his writings please let me know. Thank you very much.

  76. shuja says:

    Salam to all ishtiaq ahmed fans! i have been reading his novels since my childhood and still love to read his old novels. i must say that he was at his prime from late 70s to mid 80s and i still love reading his novels from that period. i used to buy all his novels at one time and had close to 200 novels, but as i grew older and had to give more time to my studies and pressure from family, i sold all my prize collection to a library. i regret that decision. however, i was lucky to find another fan of ishtiaq ahmed who was selling his collection as he needed the money to proceed abroad. and this was after 8-10 years after i had sold my collection. i immediately bought his entire collection. i am proud to write that i still have all those novels and do not intend on ever selling it. in fact, there are quite a few novels that are missing and i would appreciate it if someone could tell me how to and where to get these. Atlantis publications, that is reprinting ishtiaq ahmed’s old novels also did not print those. before Jeeral ka mansooba, jeeral featured in another novel titled Jeeral ki wapsi and it had four other parts. while i have jeeral ki wapsi, i don’t have the other four parts and would appreciate it if someone could tell me how and where to get these from. while i really appreciate Farooq Ahmed’s effort to reprint ishtiaq ahmed’s old novels, i believe that these novels would have attracted many new readers, had he concentrated more on designing the cover of the novels. i still remember readers commenting on his novels covers and how the cover related to the story. i don’t know whether Farooq sahib realizes that some of the covers featured the image of a hollywood actor, Kevin Costner! anyway, please let me know about his old novels. Thank you all.

  77. Great article ,
    that reminds me of my early teen days .. i loved his work .. Especially KHAS NUMBERS .. like , GHAR KA SUMANDER , DUNIYA KAY US PAR , JEERAL , ABZAL , and the list goes on and on ..

  78. Muhhammad QASIM says:

    i am read {ishtiaq ahmed} I like inespektor janshed searis AND i like [MEHMOOD,FAROOQ,FERZANA]

  79. urooj says:

    uncle ishtiaq’s novels are just superhit i really love reading them. uncle ishtiaq keep writing inspector jamshed and their childrens are my most favourite characters in his novels and shoki brothers are also good but inspector kamran and their childrens are not too much good.

  80. ishtiaq ahmad is my favourite auther.

  81. FAROOQ says:

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  82. B says:

    Bhi.Ap ishtiaq ka novil load kro

  83. baig123 says:

    I adore Ishtiaq Ahmed but think that Ibn E Safi was far better as he started spy and detective fiction in asia ishtaiq ahmed is superior to all jasoosi writers (mazher kaleem,safdar shaheen etc.) except Ibn E Safi

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