Ashir Azeem

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Ashir Azeem
Born1962
NationalityTemplate:PAK
Template:CAN
EducationInstitute of Business Administration, Karachi
Occupation
Years active1993–1994; 2015–present
EmployerFederal Board of Revenue
Spouse(s)Bushra Ashir Azeem
Children2

Ashir Azeem (Template:Lang-ur) is a Pakistani-Canadian film and television director, actor and writer who rose to fame through television series Dhuwan in 1994.[1] He belongs to Christian community

Early life and career[edit | hide all | hide | edit source]

Ashir Azeem was born in Quetta in 1962 where he attended early schooling. He has done aeronautical engineering in 1981–1984 from Pakistan Air Force College of Aeronautical Engineering and later, he received degree of BBA from Institute of Business Administration, Karachi in 1984–1986.[2][3] In 1988, Ashir joined Central Superior Services of Pakistan. While working in there, he wrote a story about the Pakistan Armed Forces. Later one of is colleagues advised him to create a television serial on his story.[4] The serial titled Dhuwan based on his story was aired on Pakistan Television Corporation (now PTV Home) in 1994. He appeared in the serial as the lead actor and gained public recognition. Dhuwan became popular all over the country and received positive response. Ashir then moved to Canada. In 2015, he announced his debut film Maalik which he wrote in 1993.[5] The film was directed written and co-produced by Ashir and was released on 8 April 2016.[6][7] Ashir also acted in Hassan Rana's film Yalghaar.[8]

Civil Service[edit | hide | edit source]

In addition to his media work, Ashir Azeem is a Pakistani civil servant. In 2015, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) ordered that Ashir is investigated for "corrupt practices and misuse of authority in awarding a contract for computerization of the FBR department to a foreign company."[9] In 2016, the Federal Board of Revenue disciplined Ashir for "inefficiency, misconduct, and corruption but he was then acquitted of all charges." After being cleared of all accusations he resigned from Pakistan Customs Services(PCS). He also played a lead roll in bringing custom reforms in Pakistan.[10]

Personal life[edit | hide | edit source]

He is married with two children and is a dual Pakistani-Canadian citizen.

On 7 July 2017, through his Twitter account he revealed that he currently drives a 22-wheeler truck as his main source of income.[11]

Filmography[edit | hide | edit source]

No. Film Role Year Notes
1. Maalik Major Asad 2016 director, producer, writer
2. Yalghaar Maj. Gen. Ahmed 2017 Cameo role as an Infantry General.

Television[edit | hide | edit source]

No. Serial Role Year Notes
1. Dhuwan Azhar 1994 writer

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