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AuthorShaukat Siddiqui
  • Urdu
  • Saraiki (Minor)[1]
Set inSouth Punjab, Pakistan[2]
PublisherRaktab Publications, Karachi
Media typeHardcover

Jangloos is an Urdu novel written by author Shaukat Siddiqui, and first published in 1987. Set against the backdrop of Central Punjab, the novel tells the story of two prisoners from who escape from jail. Jangloos is the second novel of Siddiqui after his debut Khuda Ki Basti.[2] Primarily in Urdu, the novel also has Saraiki as its secondary language.[1]

It was adapted into a television series which aired on PTV in 1989.

Plot summary[edit]

The story is set against the backdrop of central Punjab, Pakistan, where two prisoners Raheem Dad and Lali escape from jail. After which in an attempt to hide from the legal authorities, they face various hurdles and come across several criminals.[1]


The novel was adapted as a television series of the same name by PTV, which broadcast in 1989 and directed by Kazim Pasha. The series was left unfinished and only the first volume of the novel was adapted. The protagonist characters were played by M. Warsi and Shabbir Jan.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b c Haroon Ashraf (29 February 2016). "Urdu's greatest novels: From Khuda ki Basti to Chaar Deewari". The Nation. Archived from the original on 6 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b M. Salim-Ur-Rahman (17 March 2019). "Behind the crumbling edifice". The News International (newspaper).
  3. ^ "ہر دور کے سب سے مقبول 20 پاکستانی ڈرامے". Dawn News. Retrieved 26 April 2023.
  4. ^ "Jangloos". PTV Office Website. Archived from the original on 26 April 2023.

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