Arif Nizami

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Arif Nizami (Urdu: عارِف نِظامی‎) is a Pakistani journalist and a former editor of The Nation, a Pakistani newspaper. Since 2010, he is the editor of Pakistan Today newspaper which he founded in 2010 and also the CEO of Channel 24.[1][2][3]


He left The Nation newspaper due to personal disagreements with his uncle, the late Majid Nizami (1928 – 2014) 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] Since 2010, he is the editor of Pakistan Today newspaper which he founded in 2010,[1] he is the son of the late Hameed Nizami (1915 – 1962), who founded Nawa-i-Waqt Group of newspapers in 1941. [2] 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]

His comments and viewpoint feature on Pakistani TV channels as well as in English language newspapers.[6][3]


  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. ^ a b Salman Masood (22 November 2011). "Pakistan's Ambassador to the U.S. Is Forced Out". The New York Times. Retrieved 7 March 2018. 
  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
  6. ^ Imran was against Reham's Involvement In Politics: Arif Nizami ARY NEWS TV Network, Published 5 November 2015, Retrieved 7 March 2018

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