Arif 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.

Arif Nizami
Federal Minister for Information and Postal Service (caretaker)
In office
2 April 2013  7 June 2013
PresidentAsif Ali Zardari
Prime MinisterMir Hazar Khan Khoso (caretaker)
Personal details
FatherHameed Nizami

Early life

Nizami was born to Hameed Nizami, the founder Nawa-i-Waqt Group of newspapers.[1]


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.[1]

In 2010, he founded Pakistan Today newspaper and now serves as editor of the newspaper.[2]

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

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

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