Arif Nizami

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Arif Nizami
Federal Minister for Information and Postal Service (caretaker)
In office
2 April 2013 – 7 June 2013
President Asif Ali Zardari
Prime Minister Mir Hazar Khan Khoso (caretaker)
Personal details
Nationality Pakistani
Father Hameed Nizami

Arif Nizami (Urdu: عارِف نِظامی‎) is a Pakistani journalist and former caretaker minister and editor of The Nation. He has served as Minister of Information and Postal Service in the Khoso caretaker ministry.

Since 2010, he is the editor of Pakistan Today newspaper which he founded in 2010 and also the CEO of Channel 24.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

He was born to Hameed Nizami founder Nawa-i-Waqt Group of newspapers.[2]


He left The Nation newspaper due to personal disagreements with his uncle, the late Majid Nizami who was the Managing Director and Chief Executive at the family-owned newspapers at that time, whereas Arif Nizami was a part-owner and a director of the company.[2]

In 2010, he founded Pakistan Today newspaper and now serves as editor of the newspaper.[1]

In 2013, he was made caretaker minister for Information and Postal Service.[3]

In 2015, Arif Nizami was assigned CEO of Channel 24 which is one of the major news channels in Pakistan.[4] He was also the host of a political talk show "Debate News Analysis".[4] Arif Nizami is also known for previously hosting a current affairs show on Samaa TV.[4]. He is also a guest in 92 News Talk Show program "Ho Kya Raha Hai".[5]


  1. ^ a b Sarah Elahi (8 October 2010). "Former 'The Nation' editor launches new publication". The Express Tribune (newspaper). Retrieved 7 March 2018. 
  2. ^ a b c "Arif Nizami moves court". Dawn (newspaper). 25 November 2009. Retrieved 7 March 2018. 
  3. ^ "Federal cabinet: Caretaker ministers assigned portfolios - The Express Tribune". 4 April 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c PMU Correspondant (July 1, 2015). "Arif Nizami becomes Channel 24 CEO". Pakistan Media Updates. 
  5. ^ Political Talk Show: Arif Nizami 92 News Channel

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