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Anwar Maqsood returns to stage with one-man show ‘Faqt Anwar’

He will perform at Arts Council

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November 5, 2019


Anwar Maqsood celebrates his birthday with Iqra Aziz, Yasir Hussain

Yasir also uploaded a video of the surprise  

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September 8, 2019


Usman Mukhtar playing Imran Khan in Anwar Maqsood’s new play

The show will begin on July 24 in Islamabad

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July 17, 2019


Adnan Siddiqui pens heartfelt note for Anwar Maqsood

They are raising funds for Indus Hospital in the US

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April 11, 2019


Anwar Maqsood is back with a new play: ‘Naach Na Jaane’

The opening day will be on March 19

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March 11, 2019


11th International Urdu Conference begins in Karachi

The four-day event at the Arts Council will feature session, documentary screenings and dance performances

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November 22, 2018


Kyon Nikala: Anwar Maqsood takes on the PML-N, PTI, PPP

When Anwar Maqsood first wrote for theatre in 2012, he gave it the uplift it desperately needed. And now that he has returned after three years with Kyon Nikala, the stage has received another shot in the arm. Chaudhry sahib (Sajid Hasan) is a veteran politician who is in demand because his party, the Pakistan Muslim…

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August 16, 2018


Anwar Maqsood’s story of a man faking his death comes true

Playwright Anwar Maqsood, in his programme Anwarnama, had told the of a man who had faked his own death to avoid paying his loans. Unfortunately, a similar incident emerged in Thatta’s PS-78, where a man identified as Zakir Hussain faked his own death to avoid being charged with fraud. The columnist and lyricist had apologised…

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June 23, 2018


Controversial comedy: Anwar Maqsood apologizes after social media backlash

Pakistani actor, comedian, writer and TV host Anwar Maqsood apologised for his controversial comedy that targeted Sindhis.  “I love the soil of Sindh which is why I have never left it. Some of my friends from Sindh are upset because of what I did. I want to apologise to the ones who are hurt,” he…

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April 22, 2018


Veteran TV actor Qazi Wajid is no more

By: Omair Alavi Qazi Wajid was one of the most versatile actors of his generation and his sudden death has created a vacuum that might never be filled. Born in 1944 in the Indian city of Gwalior, the veteran actor migrated to Pakistan after its creation with his parents. Qazi Wajid began his career in the…

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February 12, 2018


KLF’s ninth edition to feature 205 Pakistani, 30 foreign speakers and authors

KARACHI: The 9th edition of the Karachi Literature Festival is almost upon us and as many as 30 international and 205 Pakistani speakers and authors are all set to take part in the event that kicks off from February 9.  Managing Director Oxford University Press Ameena Saiyid said that the Karachi Literature Festival was open…

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February 2, 2018


Rapid fire with Gohar Rasheed

Pakistani television, film and theater actor Gohar Rasheed had an interesting conversation with Samaa TV. During the “Rapid Fire” segment, Gohar goes crazy with his sarcastic,funny and some honest replies.We asked him numerous questions but there was one reply which will take you by ban awe. When we asked him that “One thing woman should know about man…

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April 2, 2017


I don’t have any social media accounts: Anwar Maqsood

Pakistan’s celebrated playwright and poet Anwar Maqsood said his eponymous social media accounts are fake and requested handlers of these fake accounts to stop commenting on issues in his name. Watch this video report.

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November 28, 2016


Pakistani artists fight corruption in their own way

When corruption touches unparalleled heights in a country, it becomes incumbent upon its artists to use art as their expression and become the voice of the nation. Keeping with this code, some of the most renowned artists of Pakistan took to their platforms to speak up against corruption and corrupt leaders. Watch how Shehzad Roy,…

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September 29, 2016



By: Omair Alavi  Dawar Mahmood and his band of Kopykats have raised the bar high for theatre in Karachi in general, and Pakistan in particular. They have been around for more than a decade but teaming up with veteran playwright Anwar Maqsood gave them a new lease of life and they became trendsetters with Pawnay…

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August 29, 2016


Anwar Maqsood pokes fun at Pakistani cricketers

Watch funny remarks about Pakistani cricketers by seasoned writer and actor Anwar Maqsood.

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January 10, 2016


Anwar Maqsood, Shahid Afridi share a light moment

Noted writer and actor Anwar Maqood bantered with T20 captain Shahid Afridi about his latest controversy involving a Lahore journalist. Watch the discussion. – SAMAA  

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January 9, 2016


Siachen premieres in Karachi

  By: Sarah Raza Ansari Written by Anwar Maqsood and directed by Dawar Mehmood, Siachen is bound to leave you speechless. Every scene, angle, and character does justice to the play, leaving you glued to your seat. Watch this special report for more.    

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January 2, 2016


Dubsmash takes high in the competition of shakarwandan

    By: Sarah Raza Ansari The most recent music video released from Ho Mann Jahaan is an outright visual treat. Shakar Wandaan showcases a picturesque area, captivatingly dressed cast and an excellent set up. The video gets a look of Sizzling Mahira, Shehryar Munnawr, Adeel Hussain, Nimra Bucha, Bushra Ansari and Arshad Mahmud scoring…

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December 4, 2015


Zubaida Apa battling dengue fever

KARACHI: Zubaida Tariq, a veteran chef and cooking expert who is a household name in Pakistan, is suffering from dengue virus, Samaa reported Thursday. Samaa reported quoting family members that Zubaida Apa, as she is commonly known, has been battling the virus for the last eight days. Our reporter quoted Anwar Maqsood, a renowned writer…

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October 15, 2015


Coke Studio: Music That Makes Us Proud

Coke Studio’s season 8 has so far released five episodes with each comprising of four songs. While some songs have received positive reviews, others have faced strict criticism. The songs listed below are just some of the many songs from season 8 that stand out and are worth appreciating.   Episode 1 Tajdar-e-Haram Strings could…

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September 14, 2015