The Ontario Poetry Society
~ Muhammad Javaid Achtar ~

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Muhammad Javaid Akhtar was born in Pakistan. He received his first degree in Animal Sciences from Agricultural University of Peshawar, Pakistan. He earned his Post Graduate Diploma in Poultry Production from Scottish Agricultural College, Ayr of University of Glasgow. He completed his Master’s Degree in Animal Nutrition from University of Reading, England. He also upgraded himself, after immigration to Canada, in Project Management from Fanshawe College in London, Ontario.

He has lived and worked in different parts of Pakistan. He also worked for one of the largest poultry companies in Saudi Arabia for two years. He also lived in Barrhead, Alberta for five years, where he remained an active member of The Ontario Poetry Society.

Muhammad is an excellent Field Hockey player and he also plays and coaches Cricket, Volleyball and Soccer. He is a Regional and Provincial Field Hockey Umpire since 2009. While living in Barrhead, Alberta, he started a local Field Hockey Club, “Barrhead Field Hockey” there for all ages. Due to his services for the community, Barrhead awarded him their “Local Leader” and an article about this was published in their local newspaper.

Muhammad has a very special aptitude for poetry. He has traveled the world and he has written thousands of poems in Urdu and Punjabi. He immigrated to Canada in 2002 and lived in Ingersoll and London Ontario for his job. It is there he began writing his poetry in English on the themes of love, world issues, sports, peace and inspiration. While living in London, he met with then Branch Manager, the late B. O. Donnell, who insisted he keep writing his beautiful poetry. Muhammad acknowledges B.’s encouragement and inspiration for his poetry. He recently settled in Kitchener, Ontario with his wife and son.

Muhammad has had the opportunity to interact with a lot of communities. He understands and speaks eight different languages.

- Long Awaited Love, Poetry Friendly Press
- My Kids and Me, Beret Days Press

- Regional & Provincial Field Hockey Umpire.
- KW Field Hockey
- London Field Hockey club
- London Cricket club
- Vipers Field Hockey Club Edmonton
- Barrhead Volleyball Club
- Barrhead Soccer Club

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Muhammad Javaid Akhtar M.Sc., B.Sc. & P.G.D.
Quality Assurance Manager,
Pestell Minerals & Ingredients
141 Hamilton Road, New Hamburg, Ontario Canada, N3A 2H1
Phone: (519) 662-2877 Fax: (519) 662-6242
Cell; (226) 750 - 8582