Akhlaq Ahmed is a writer, journalist, and advertiser. He was associated with the Jang Group for around 28 years and is known as the longest-serving editor of the weekly ‘Akhbar e Jehan’, the largest circulated Urdu magazine in Pakistan. He won the prestigious All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) Award for Journalism in 1992. Besides being a journalist, he is a prolific short story writer. His Urdu stories have appeared in major literary magazines in Pakistan and India. To date, five collections of his short stories have been published, and the sixth collection is set to appear in April 2023. Akhlaq Ahmed has also translated hundreds of short stories into Urdu for many magazines, including the famous ‘Sabrang’. Currently, he is the Managing Director of Manhill Advertising as well as Star Marketing.