Arif Nizami

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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
Born(1948-10-14)14 October 1948
Punjab, Pakistan
Died21 July 2021(2021-07-21) (aged 72)
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

Arif Nizami (Punjabi, Urdu: عارِف نِظامی; 14 October 1948 – 21 July 2021) was a Pakistani journalist and caretaker federal minister who was the founder of the Pakistan Today.

Previously, he had been an editor of The Nation and had served as Minister of Information and Postal Service in the Khoso caretaker ministry.

Early life[edit]

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


He left The Nation and Nawa-i-Waqt in 2009 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 served 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 was also a guest in 92 News Talk Show program "Ho Kya Raha Hai".[5]


Arif Nizami died on Wednesday 21 July 2021 at the age of 72. Arif Nizami had suffered from a heart attack around 1 July and was admitted to a private hospital in Lahore.[6]


  1. ^ a b "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. ^ a b c PMU Correspondant (1 July 2015). "Arif Nizami becomes Channel 24 CEO". Pakistan Media Updates.
  5. ^ Political Talk Show: Arif Nizami 92 News Channel
  6. ^ "Veteran journalist Arif Nizami passes away in Lahore". Geo News.