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
Anwar Ali, creator of famous character Nanna, was the first newspaper cartoonist associated with The Pakistan Times. Born on April 18, 1922 in Ludhiana, his association with this newspaper spread over 30 years from 1947 to 1977.
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Asaf Jilani was born in Aligarh in 1934. He got his primary education at Jamia Millia Islamia in Delhi where Dr. Zakir Hussain was Shaikh ul Jamia. Dr. Hussain later became the third President of India from 13 May 1967 until his death on 3 May 1969.
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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
Farooq Mazhar was Pakistan’s most prominent sports journalist, television commentator and former Editor of The News. He died on April 28, 2001 in Bahrain enroute to America after a short illness.
Mazhar, a chain-smoker, who also had taste for alcoho 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
A senior journalist and human rights activist, I A Rehman is known for his outspoken views. He served as editor-in-chief of The Pakistan Times from 1989-90. Since 1990 he has been serving as a director at the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan.
Inam Aziz was one of Pakistan’s best known journalists who began his long career in the profession with an Urdu daily in Lahore soon after independence. He worked in Peshawar for another newspaper and ultimately moved to Karachi where he rose to become the news editor read more
Khalid Hasan was a senior Pakistani journalist and writer. He was born in Srinagar, Kashmir. He was the brother in law of the first elected president of Azad Jammu & Kashmir K H Khurshid, private secretary to Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan.
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Editor-in-chief and publisher of Nawa-i-Waqt, Majid Nizami was in the field of journalism for almost half a century. He was born in Sangla Hill in Sheikhupura, Punjab, and got his early education there.
For his graduate and master’s degrees, Nizami went t read more
Maulana Salahuddin Ahmad, editor of one of the most prestigious journals, Adabi Dunya, was born on March 25, 1902. According to Rauf Parekh, he was not ‘Maulana’ in the sense that the word is most often used today.
In those days, Maulana 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
Mazhar Ali Khan served as the Editor-in-Chief of the newspapers Pakistan Times from 1951 to 1959, Dawn in 1972, and the journal Viewpoint.
He graduated from the Punjab University in Lahore in 1939 and was the leader of the students’ mo 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
Mir Khalil-ur-Rahman was the Founder and Editor of the Jang Group of Newspapers.. A self-made newspaper magnate he ranks among the most successful newspaper entrepreneurs in Asia.
Rahman was born in 1927 in a middle class family in Gujranwala where he rec read more
Najam Sethi is an award-winning journalist and media personality. He is the Editor-in-Chief of The Friday Times, a Lahore-based political weekly. He was previously the Editor of Daily Times and daily Aaj Kal newspapers. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief read more
Born in Allahabad in 1931, Mr. Nisar Osmani had his early education in India. Migrating from India soon after the creation of Pakistan, Nisar Osmani stepped into practical life as a school teacher in Bahawalpur.
He later shifted to Lahore, did his Master read more
Born in 1957 in Multan, Feica started his schooling there, but could never take to studies. According to him, he was "only interested in drawing".
He credits his father for allowing him to pursue his dream and as soon as he passed his Matriculatio read more
Riaz Batalvi, a journalist, became a writer and a dramatist, giving PTV two of its best productions – Aik Haqeeqat, Aik Afsana and Dubai Chalo.
Born as Riazul Hasan in February 1937 in Gurdaspur, he served as editor of 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
Beginning his journalistic career in 1959, Saleem Asmi joined The Times of Karachi as a sub-editor. Like most journalists from his era, he became part of The Pakistan Times, becoming the newspaper’s city editor.
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In the preface of Last Man, a compilation of his columns, Zafar Iqbal Mirza remembers his more than 42 years in journalism as “well and truly through the mill.” His Lahori columns are a window on Lahore, on individuals, on sports, and on politic 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
Zakir Hussain Syed, affectionately called Zak, was an internationally renowned sports administrator, broadcaster and journalist. Born in the town of Sialkot on November 1, 1939, Zakir had his initial schooling at Rawalpindi’s Denny’s High School.
Za read more