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Imran Series

 

Black Zero

Black Zero is the most favourite subordinate of X-2 (Imran), but none of the members of Secret Service know about his true identity. He lives in Danish Manzil and is known to others as Tahir Sahib. He is the only agent who knows that Imran is the Head of Secret Service. Black Zero has been trained to replicate X-2’s deep, hoarse voice; he gives orders to the Secret Service members, acting as X-2 when Imran is in the field working with his subordinates and unable to call directly. This has the dual effect of reassuring Imran’s team members that he is not X-2, a fact that almost everyone suspects at one time or other. Black Zero has the best qualities of an agent; sadly, however, during an adventure in Darandoan Ki Basti, Black Zero is killed. Imran faces the task of finding a new agent in Gumshuda Shehzaadi to work in his position. 

 

Juliana Fitzwater

Juliana Fitzwater is another very talented member of the Secret Service, and is second in command. She is a beautiful Swiss girl, who was in love with X-2 in the early days when Imran had not yet joined the Secret Services. She always desired to see X-2, though she was also afraid of him at the same time. X-2 has mentioned in the novels that she has seen him on many occasions, but has always ignored him. However, when Imran joins the Secret Service, Juliana gets so impressed by his qualities that she falls for him instead. Juliana believes that Imran is X-2, and clearly mentions it to him on one occasion; Imran is initially shocked, but manages to cover his identity with the help of Black Zero.

 

Safdar Saeed

Safdar Saeed is the most prominent, respectful, and loyal agent after Black Zero, and Imran relies heavily on him. Safdar respects Imran greatly (by heart), and believes that Imran has similar qualities to those of X-2. 

 

Tanveer Ashraf

Tanveer loves Juliana and hates Imran. Tanveer is the most trouble-making member of the Secret Service. He has, on many occasions, either received warnings or punishment from X-2 for his negligence on duty.   

 

Captain Khawar, Lieutenant Chohan, Lieutenant Siddiqui and Sergeant Naimani are the other members of Secret Service.

 

Captain Jafry and Sergeant Nashad

These agents were expelled from the services due to negligence on duty in DarandoaN kie Baste.

 

Zafrul Mulk and Jameson

These are two new members of the Secret Service who were introduced in Taboot Mein Cheekh. Zafrul Mulk is the nephew of Nawab Muzaffarul Mulk. He was sent to London for higher studies with his servant Jumman and secured Masters Degree in Chemistry from Oxford University.  When he returned back, his uncle did not appreciate his modern ideas and asked him to leave the home. His servant Jumman now known as Jameson was also expelled. Incidentally they get involved in a case and Imran discovers their strengths. They are offered to join the Secret Services. With similar physical structure, Imran sometimes uses Zafrul Mulk to disguise as Imran. Jameson is very fond of Urdu classical literature and tries to speak the same language.

   

Roshee

Roshee is an Anglo-Burmese girl whose father was a businessman in Singapore. During WWII, he lost his business and Roshee became a call girl. After meeting Imran in Bhayanak Aadmi, she becomes ashamed of her profession. Impressed by her good qualities, Imran offers her a job in the Central Intelligence Bureau. Later, Imran opens up a private investigating agency with the name of “Roshee & Co. Forwarding & Clearing Agents” in Jahannam Ki Raqqasa. She works for Imran for some time, but later leaves him in Larkiyoan Ka Jazeeradue to his unserious nature. However, Imran still involves her in many cases later on. Roshee also knows that Imran is the Chief of the Secret Service.    

 

Sulaiman

Imran lives in a modest flat, along with his cook and housekeeper, Sulaiman. Imran is always messing around with Sulaiman about the food he is going to prepare, and the conversations between them are always funny. When Imran’s father Rahman Sahib asked Imran to leave the house, Sulaiman also came along with him. He is very loyal and does not like Imran’s bodyguard Joseph, who is always drunk. Later, he gets married to a girl named Gulrukh.

 

Joseph

Before meeting Imran, Joseph was a heavyweight champion. His philosophy was that whoever could knock him out; he would willingly work for that person for the rest of his life, considering that person his Boss. In Challees Aik Baavan, Joseph is serving the villain. Imran not only defeats Joseph’s boss, but he also manages to easily defeat Joseph. Since then, Joseph has never left Imran. Joseph likes to remain in a military uniform with gun holsters on each side, carrying two identical loaded revolvers. Joseph is insanely alcoholic, beginning each day by gulping down half a bottle of whiskey to “open his eyes.” If Joseph does not get his ale, he goes into a deep depression and begins to act strangely; though he remains fiercely loyal to Imran, no matter what happens. Joseph cares about Imran to the extent that he considers him as his “Father.”

 

Captain Fayyaz

Captain Fayyaz is the Superintendent of the Central Intelligence Bureau, under Imran’s father, Rahman Sahib, who is the Director General. Fayyaz is not a very intelligent officer; but with the help of Imran he is able to solve numerous cases, resulting in his promotions. Whenever he faces difficulties, he consults Imran. However, he still hates Imran and wants to somehow catch him out on an unlawful adventure, so he can put him in jail. He thinks that Imran is merely an informer of the Secret Service.           

 

Sir Sultan

Sir Sultan is the Secretary of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. In the novel Raat Ka Shehzaada, Imran helps Sir Sultan by solving a case; in return he is offered a permanent position in the Secret Service. Imran, as Chief Officer of the Secret Service, reports directly to him. Sir Sultan likes Imran for his good qualities, but sometimes he too gets frustrated with Imran’s unserious behavior. He is an old friend of Imran’s father.      

 

Rahman Sahib

Rahman Sahib (Karram Rahman) is the Director General of the Central Intelligence Bureau, and a very strict person both at home and in the office. Although Imran solves a very mysterious case in Bhayanak Aadmi, he does not like the way Imran handles the situation; so he fires Imran and also asks him to leave the family house. Underneath his tough exterior, he loves Imran and is internally pleased with his successes. However, his stubbornness does not allow him to reveal his sentiments.    

 

Amma Bi

Imran’s mother, Amma Bi, is an eastern style housewife. She is a victim of the strict nature of her husband, Rahman Sahib. She does not want Imran to leave the house, but is helpless to do anything because of her husband. Whenever Imran visits her, she beats him with her slippers.   

 

Surayya

Imran’s younger sister Surayya is blessed with the strict nature of her father. She is also fed up with Imran’s unserious behavior and lets no opportunity slide to show her anger towards her brother.

 


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