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Khaled Ahmed (Punjabi, Urdu: خالد احمد), born 21 December 1943, is a best known Pakistani political analyst, his weekly column appears in Pakistan's newspaper The Friday Times. He regularly contributes to The Daily Times, both published in Lahore.
Among his writing is a frequent analysis of Urdu press in Pakistan. He routinely points to misleading journalism, what he sees as conspiracy theories in the popular press. His column "Nuggets from the Urdu Press," appears in both The Friday Times and The Daily Times. The weekly column "Word for Word" explores the origins of Urdu words as a basis for commentary on Islam and society.
He was born on 21 December 1943 in Jullundher, India, and settled in Lahore after the partition of India. Ahmed received his masters degree in English literature from Government College, Lahore. He achieved first position in the University in 1969 and was entered in the Roll of Honour for that year. He was also Editor of The Ravi from 1968 to 1969 (under the chief editor).
Working life 
From 1969 to 1978 he worked in the Pakistan Foreign Service, reaching the position of was Third Secretary, and was posted to Moscow and Prague because of his expertise in the Russian language and Soviet affairs. He was awarded a Presidential commendation in 1973 for writing a special report from Moscow.
He then adopted journalism as a profession, working from 1978 to 1988 as assistant editor at The Pakistan Times (daily). During this period he won a fellowship in the United States and worked for three months at the Christian Science Monitor in Boston.
Since 1993 he has been Consulting Editor of The Friday Times, a Lahore weekly. From 1993 to 1997 he was also editor of the Urdu weekly Ajkal.
Pakistan: Behind the Ideological Mask (Vanguard Books Lahore 2000)
(Book) Pakistan: the State in Crisis (Vanguard Books Lahore 2001)
1991 to 1993 was one of the founder members of Indo-Pak Neemrana Dialogue, track-two diplomacy.
Other activities 
In 1995 he was a member of the Pakistan delegation to Moscow and read a paper there on Pak-Russian bilateral trade.
In 1996 he was a SAARC observer of the Bangladesh national elections and wrote the SAARC report on the status of the minorities in Bangladesh.
In 1996 he read a paper on Indo-Pak trade at a US-sponsored seminar in Islamabad.
In 1996 he was a delegate of the Pakistan Group of Environmentalist Journalists to an Asian conference in Bangkok organised by UNDP.
In 1997 he was invited as observer to elections in Scotland and wrote about the Scottish parliament.
In 1997 he was a member of the US-sponsored Travelling Dialogue in New Delhi and Bombay.
In 1999 he attended a World Bank conference on democracy and globalisation in Seoul, South Korea.
In 2000 he wrote a paper on the Nuclearisation of South Asia at Stimson Center, Washington.
In 2004 he participated in Pugwash meeting in New Delhi and spoke on SAARC free trade plans.
In 2006 he got a Woodrow Wilson scholarship to Washington and wrote a book titled Sectarian War in Pakistan.
Lectured at the Civil Service Academy, Lahore, and the Administrative Staff College, Lahore, regularly over the years.
Lectured on the Gulf and the UN at the Naval War College, Lahore.
Contributed to panel discussions at the National Defence College, Islamabad, including the subject of International Security Systems and Security in South Asia, in 2003. Lectured at NDC on the current crisis of the state in Pakistan.
Member of Pugwash Conference Pakistan Chapter relating to India and Pakistan.
See also 
Talk with Farid Zakria (interview is towards the end):
Talks with History - at Berkley 2001
- Conversations with History, UC Berkeley, February 19, 2002.
- Fear and loathing of Hisba Bill - Khaled Ahmed’s Urdu press Review, Daily Times, 20 November, 2004.
- Hajj: primal therefore satisfying —Khaled Ahmed Urdu Press Review, Daily Times, 18 March, 2005.
- Sectarian tit for tat - Khaled Ahmed Urdu Press Review, Daily Times, 25 March, 2005.
- No foreigners in North Waziristan? - Khaled Ahmed Urdu Press Review, Daily Times, 18 February, 2005.
- Daily Times.