Doing journalism in Pakistan is not an easy task because you have to face many difficulties at the same time. First of all, there is an issue in presenting your point of view that is the core theme of any column. The problems with a country like Pakistan is that here the masses want to listen according to their taste and whatever is opposite to their point of view can turn you into a traitor, anti-religion, etc.
List of famous Pakistani columnist includes their photos, bios, and other relevant information that is available over the internet. We will enlist here the top then a prominent columnist at both national and international level. Our list is ordered by the prominence level of the columnist.
Born on July 23, 1966, Hamid Mir is currently the leading journalist and columnist in Pakistan working for Geo TV. Hamid Mir holds Masters in Mass Communication degree. He is the Executive Editor of Geo News as well. The notable work of Hamid Mir includes interviewing Osama Bin Laden three times.
Javed Chaudhry also holds a degree in Masters in Mass Communication. He is considered to be the leading columnist in Pakistan and great number of people in Pakistan especially the youth and Muslims are influenced by his work. He mostly likes to write on the social issues of Pakistan in a storytelling format that is appreciated by his readers.
Hassan Nisar is another famous columnist of Geo News and Jang Group. Choraha was his most popular TV show and currently he is doing Meray Mutabiq on Geo News. Hassan Nisar started his career as a journalist from Dhanak Magazine. He likes to write in Urdu language only, and some of his fans convert his columns in other languages as well.
Mujeeb-ur-Rehman Shami is the Chief Editor of Daily Pakistan and President of CPNE. Mujeeb-ur-Rehman Shami is also the founder of Qomi Digest and Zindagi Magazine. His columns are published in Daily Pakistan and Daily Dunya. Moreover, he also appeared in talk show named Nuqta Nazar on Dunya News as well.
Ardeshir Cowasjee was a famous Pakistani newspaper columnist. During his life and journalism career, Ardeshir Cowasjee columns regularly appeared in the Pakistan’s oldest English newspaper, Dawn.
Corruption and writing in the rural areas and discussing the issues of under-developed cities is the core are of Rauf Klasra. During his writing and journalism career, Rauf Klasra has been working on several Editor Investigation posts on many channels. In addition to writing columns, he appeared on a talk show as well.
Orya Maqbool Jan is said to be a conservative columnist in Pakistan. Orya Maqbool Jan is also associated with conservative think tank named Institute of Policy Studies Islamabad. Orya Maqbool Jan openly criticizes the liberalism, secularism, feminism and nowadays atheism in Pakistan.
Ayaz Amir is one of the prominent columnists and Pakistani journalists. Despite the fact, he remained the MNA from the ticket of PML (n) but got popularity for writing the newspaper Dawn and Jang News.
Munnu Bhai started his career as a translator for Urdu language newspapers but eventually developed into one of the leading columnists and journalists. For his work, Munnu Bhai has been awarded Pride of Performance Award as well.
Saleem Safi is a defense and current affairs analyst and anchor. In the past, Saleem Safi has hosted various programs in the Pashto languages. Currently, he is serving for Geo News and writing for Jan News.