Researcher, columnist, educationist poet Khatir Ghaznavi was also vice-president of the NWFP chapter of Progressive Writers’ Association in Pakistan. Authored over 50 books in Urdu and Hindko, Khatir’s columns, on wide variety of issues, were extensively read in Pakistan. He was the founder of a syndicate of writers and “Baitakh”, a Hindko literary organisation. He worked as producer at the All India Radio, Radio Pakistan, Peshawar and Rawalpindi, between 1942 and 1962. A recipient of the presidential award, Khatir retired as the chairman of the Urdu Department, University of Peshawar. He headed the Pakistan Academy of Letters, Islamabad. Khatir Ghaznavi whose original name was Ibrahim had command over several languages, including Chinese, English, Urdu and Malay. He passed away in Karachi. His compilarions are Roop-rang and Khayaal.