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Maleeha Lodhi

Maleeha Lodhi

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 returning home to embark on what was to be a remarkable career in journalism.


She also briefly taught for a year at the Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, in the Department of Public Administration.

Dr Maleeha’s journalistic career spanned eight years in which she edited two of Pakistan's major English daily newspapers - The News, which she helped launch, and The Muslim (now defunct).


She became the first woman in all of Asia to be the editor of a daily paper. Her outspoken views and incisive analyses quickly took her to the very top of the profession as an outstanding professional as well as a crusader of democracy.


Dr Maleeha is a Fellow of the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics. In February 1994, she was cited for a top journalistic award by APNS (All Pakistan Newspaper Society) for a feature she had co-authored with a fellow Pakistani newsman.


In December 1994 she was selected (the only one from Pakistan) by Time magazine as one of the hundred global pacesetters or young leaders who the magazine said would help define the next century.

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Ardeshir Cowasjee (1926-2012)

Ardeshir Cowasjee (1926-2012)

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

Farooq Mazhar

Farooq Mazhar

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.

Riaz Batalvi (1937-2003)

Riaz Batalvi (1937-2003)

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

Imtiaz Sipra (1938-2001)

Imtiaz Sipra (1938-2001)

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.

Saleem Asmi

Saleem Asmi

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.

I A Rehman

I A Rehman

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

Razia Bhatti (1944-1996)

Razia Bhatti (1944-1996)

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."

Ghulam Rasul Mehr (1895-1971)

Ghulam Rasul Mehr (1895-1971)

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

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