Orya Maqbool Jan is a columnist, writer, poet and civil servant from Pakistan. He has written many Urdu columns for various Urdu-language newspapers in Pakistan. He has received vrious national awards including the best Urdu columnist award in 2004.
He has also served as director general to Sustainable Development of the Walled City Project in Lahore and as executive director ECO, Cultural Institute, Tehran and information secretary to the government of the Punjab. Jan is also a member of the National Academic Council of the Institute of Policy Studies, Islamabad.