Ghulam Muhammad Qasir was born in Paharpur, Dera Ismail Khan, NWFP, Pakistan, on September 04, 1941. He is considered to be one of the finest modern poets from Pakistan. He has been awarded with the Presidential Pride of performance award (posthumous), by the Government of Pakistan in 2006-07, for his valuable contributions in the field of Urdu literature. He passed away on February 20, 1999 in Peshawar and was buried there. Mr. Qasir has written more than 70 dramas and programmes for PTV Peshawar and Radio Pakistan, among which the most popular TV serials were Talash and Bhoot Bangla (Haunted Bungalow).