Journalist, writer and political activist, Abdullah Malik wrote in his book Purani Mehfilain Yaad aa Ra’hi Ain: “I can declare with pride that I have spent my entire life wedded to the same commitment, the same set of beliefs, namely the establish read more
Altaf Gauhar was a man of extraordinary versatility, charm and intelligence. He was born in Gujranwala and received his education from the Government College, Lahore, after which he joined All-India Radio as a broadcaster.
He served the Pak read more
Before joining journalism, Anjum Niaz taught at the Karachi American School and Pakistan American Council. A master’s in English Literature from the Punjab University, she joined the evening paper - The Star - in 1984 before moving to Dawn read more
Businessman, philanthropic and outspoken columnist, Ardeshir Cowasjee was regarded as an ‘old guardian’ of Karachi city.
Cowasjee belonged to a well-known Parsi family of Karachi – his father Rustom Fakirjee Cowasjee was a businessman in mer read more
Affectionately known as Chacha in the journalist community, F. E. Choudhry is credited to have introduced innovative features to photojournalism, such as cricket action photography, pictorial and artistic studies of birds and animals, photographs of natural and cultural scenes read more
Ghulam Rasul Mehr hailed from Jallunder in East Punjab. He received his education in Lahore from the Mission High School and Islamia College, after which he joined the education department in Hyderabad Deccan, where he served from 1917-20.
Mehr began to wor read more
Gul Hameed Bhatti was a top ranked cricket journalist and statistician. He also loved flying and was a commercial pilot with the Pakistan International Airlines between 1968 and 1971.
One can imagine his passion for cricket that he left a thriving career to whet read more
Hameed Nizami was an eminent journalist. He was the founder of the Urdu newspaper Nawa-i-Waqt, and played an important role in the Pakistan Movement.
He was born on October 3, 1915 at Sangla Hill, a small railway junction not far from Faisalabad. He recei read more
White hair flying with the first touch of air, drooping moustache pure silver with a touch of brown in the middle – brown due to burnt hair because of excessive smoking, Imtiaz Sipra was a phenomenal writer.
Born in Rangoon in 1938, Sipra had a never-endin read more
Khalid Akhtar was a senior journalist who started his career in 1973 as a Sub-Editor and Editorial Writer with The New Times.
He worked with The Muslim in Islamabad as its Executive Editor from 1978 to 1998 and later became Editor of Pakistan Ob read more
Majeed Lahori, born Abdul Majid Chohan in 1913 in Gujrat, was truly a people’s columnist, according to Khalid Hasan, adding “what he wrote remains as delightful today as it was then.”
Starting his journalistic career from Daily Inqalab read more
Maleeha Lodhi obtained her Ph.D in Politics from the London School of Economics in 1980, having received her B.Sc (Econ) from the same institution in 1976.
She taught Politics and Sociology at the London School of Economics for five years, 1980-85, before return read more
Writer, journalist and politician, Maulana Zafar Ali Khan belonged to a learned family of Karamabad district, Gujranwala, Punjab. He received his early education in Wazirabad and Patiala.
After completing his intermediate at Aligarh, he joined the postal de read more
The death of Minhaj Barna in Rawalpindi at the age of 87 on January 14, 2011 marked the end of an era.Even journalists who had never met him in person were familiar with his name and his status as the founder of the trade union movement for newspaper employees in the country.< read more
Mushahid Hussain Sayed has the distinction of becoming the youngest editor of a national English daily The Muslim (now defunct). He achieved this honor at the age of 29 in 1982.
As a specialist on international political and strategic issues, he has lecture read more
On May 13, 1978, four journalists courted arrest at the offices of Musawaat, among them was Nasir Zaidi, a quiet, unassuming and physically frail individual.
They were driven away in chains for standing up to Dictator Ziaul Haq’s high-handedness in read more
Omar Kureishi was a distinguished Pakistani writer. He worked in advertising, aviation and journalism, writing for many newspapers, including Dawn, The Pakistan Times, Morning News and The Guardian, London.
He was best known for his cricket writing read more
Razia Bhatti has been described as a crusader, a torch-bearer, and a symbol of courage. In 1996, the Pakistan Press Foundation called her untimely death at the age of 52 an "end of a golden chapter of journalism in Pakistan."
For those who attempted to read more
Born in Lahore, Mohammad Safdar Mir was respected and feared for his encyclopedic knowledge, making his mark as a poet and playwright. He acted on stage in both Bombay and Lahore; taught English literature at Lahore’s Government College; and wrote a weekly column unde read more
Yusuf Lodhi, an accidental but acerbic cartoonist, who introduced a new form of political caricature in Pakistan, joined the world of journalism in 1969 as assistant editor of Peshawar Times.
An article by Seher Gul – Vai Ell and his read more
Zafaryab Ahmad (1953-2006) was a journalist who made a name for himself as a trade unionist and a political activist. He worked in the dailies Dawn and the Frontier Post and the weekly Viewpoint. He also edited the first Punjabi newspaper of the country, Sajjan, in 1990. He wa read more