Motion Pictures Archive of Pakistan


Cinematic film being a team work demand full devoted performance from all artists either they are Directors, Producers, Singers, Writers, Lyricists, Musicians or even Film Journalists. They have their own specific role to perform to make a film worth watching. In Indo-Pak film industry songs in the films are included since its inception. We may call it because of the Hindu film Pioneers or if we go back in the history poetry and dance remained the glaring source of amusement in all walk of life. So dances were included in even silent film and first talkie film Alam Ara in 1931, many songs were included in the film. Now the song itself should have good lyrics along with its tune and music. We have experienced that film with weak story was proved super hit film just because of its songs. We have very renowned poets as film lyricists in our film history.

Artists appeared in Pakistan cinema as lyricists of film have been included in these pages leaving aside their popularity graph or appearance frequency. Priority is given to their performance and acting over their personal life with their plus and minus. Being property of Pakistan, for   every artist is as significant and respectful as anyone else character in the antiquity.

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Ahmed Fraz
Ahmed Rahi
Akhtar Yousaf
Baba Alam Siaposh
Dukhi Prem Nagri
Faiz Ahmed Faiz
Fayaz Hashmi
Fazal Ahmed Kareem Fazli
Habib Jalib
Hamayat Ali Shair
Hazin Qadri
Kaif Rizvi
Kaleem Usmani
Khawaja Prevez
Manzoor Jhalla
Masroor Anwar
Mohsin Naqvi
Mooj Lakhnavi
Mushir Kazmi
Qateel Shifai
Riaz U Rehman Saghir
Rukhsana Noor
Saeed Gilani
Saif U Din Saif
Saroor Bara Bankvi
Sehba Akhtar
Shabab Kirnvi
Shair Saddiqui
Shewan Rizvi
Shibbi Farooqi
Tanvir Naqvi
Tasleem Fazli
Tufail Hushiarpuri
Waris Ludhianvi
Younis Hamdam

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Dear Viewers,

Undoubtedly, all the artists and professionals of cine-world have indeed worked very hard, spent their days and nights in making motion pictures just to amuse and entertain us. Some of their film work proved to be a master piece but what so ever their business status was; one factor is established that it is now part of our cultural history. Unfortunately, mostly their work being destroyed just because of the mentioned reasons while negating its importance. Thus there is dire need to do some arrangements to preserve it with the same zeal and enthusiasm what rest of the world is doing.



"Now its our obligatory compulsion to preserve their work, you may also contribute and assist mpaop in preserving and restoring our cultural heritage by sharing some information, if you possess in shape of documents, film prints (any format like 8, 16, 35mm, videos etc). In this regard if you have some query or you can be of any help in this cause please Contact here…! "



Further more, in case of any inaccuracy, omission, addition, deletion, or submission, please assist mpaop in updating the information, your due participation in preserving the national heritage would be highly appreciated and after its analysis /approval by the research team, your contribution would immediately be reflected on this page with due veneration.

Thank you & profound regards,



Curator mpaop (Motion Picture Archive of Pakistan)

Tahir Nadeem


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