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Khawar Naeem Hashmi

Senior Executive Vice President,
Bureau Chief & Resident EditorBOL News - Lahore


An acclaimed writer who hascontributed to several
leading publications

One of Pakistan’s top journalistswith several notable achievements
to his credit

advocate of press freedom A celebrated editor A towering journalist

Khawar Naeem Hashmi

Senior Executive Vice President, Bureau Chief & Resident EditorBOL News - Lahore

Khawar Naeem Hashmi received his bachelor’s degree from Islamia College, Lahore. He began his journalistic career in 1971 with Daily Azad as the in-charge of the children’s page. In 1974, he joined Daily Musawat in Karachi as a Film Editor. He then worked in the paper’s newsroom as Editor for nearly three years. In 1980, Khawar Naeem Hashmi joined Daily Jang as a Subeditor and left it as Editor in 2002. Following his meritorious services at Jang, he joined Geo and served as its Bureau Chief, Lahore.

He is included among the ranks of Pakistani journalists who have remained staunch supporters of press freedoms throughout their career. He was awarded Pakistan’s highest civilian award, the Pride of Performance, in 1989 in recognition of his services.

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Unshakeable Belief in Press Freedoms

A progressive journalist, Khawar Naeem Hashmi struggled relentlessly for the freedom of press in Pakistan and has been an active champion of press freedoms throughout his journalistic career. He has also had the privilege of being a founding member of Jang newspaper. He is one of those Pakistani journalists who have been persecuted for championing the cause of freedom of expression. However, he continued to work for the uplift of the journalistic fraternity.

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An Icon in Pakistani Journalism

Khawar Naeem Hashmi—one of the towering journalists of Pakistan—is a self-effacing, unassuming professional who is well and truly committed to his profession. In a career spanning four decades, he has passed a number of important milestones and worked unceasingly for the rights of the journalistic community. A professional to the core, he is known among his friends and fellow journalists as a committed, farsighted, and humble human being.

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A Highly Experienced Journalist

Khawar Naeem Hashmi has been associated with several renowned media houses in both print and electronic media exhibiting high journalistic integrity and professionalism. These attributes have played a key role in his phenomenal success. An editorial maestro, he has full command over the Urdu-language and is also credited with coining several iconic headlines that perfectly encapsulate the essence of leading stories of the day.

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