Qudrat Ullah Shahab (or Qudratullah Shahab; 1917– July 24 1986) (Urdu: قدرت اللہ شہاب) was an eminent Urdu writer and civil servant from Pakistan. Though he was a well known bureaucrat of Pakistan but he has written some very popular and fantastic books which have a wide readership in Pakistan and across the globe. Set at the time of Partition, Ya Khuda recounts the gut wrenching horror of migration and the pandemonium that ensued. Never before had a story teller described as vividly the horrors of our history. This story is a painful journey through the masses of decrepit humanity, sick by the nausea of nationalism, hate, lust and barbarity. This book is certainly not an incrimination of just one side of the partition boundary. But reminds us that there are beasts on both sides of the border, only the names change, sometimes its Balbir Singh and in some places its Abdul Rauf. The most painful thing the reader is reminded of is the fact that all this was true. As recounted by the millions who had gone through the morass of Muhajir camps.