11 Year Old Faizan Aslam Soofi Becomes Youngest Pakistani Writer

Faizan Aslam Soofi: A Rising Star in Pakistan’s World of Literature

Faizan is currently a student of 7th grade at Aitchison College, Lahore and at the age of eight he started writing short stories and poems, some of which have been printed in the ‘Dawn’. This eventually led to his first novella ‘Howl’, which was published last year by Book Home Publishers. He got a positive feedback which became the impetus to write a novel ‘Instrumental Queens’. This was launched recently at a ceremony in Islamabad attended by numerous renowned personalities as well as many students and teachers.

This book is the first of five successive books that make up Faizan’s ‘Quotos Instruments’, a series set in an imaginary world. The second part ‘Instrumental Kings’ will be published next year. He is a great fan of  Harry Potter; Hunger Games, Divergent, Percy Jackson etc. which thereby are his source of inspiration.

He is also exploring different genres of writing, one of which is plays and has already written a few.


Hajra Saeed

Hajra Saeed has been writing for the past 21 years. During her career she has contributed to various leading newspapers and magazines, but currently writes for the special supplements of ‘The Nation’. She has written on a wide array of topics; however areas of interest are social issues, religion, philosophy and presenting a positive image of Pakistan. Has experience in content writing, technical writing, screenwriting and teaching. Likes to read, do online courses as well as social work.