Murtaza Razvi

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Murtaza Razvi
Born 17 December 1964
Died 19 April 2012
Nationality Pakistan
Occupation Journalist

Murtaza Razvi (1964 – 19 April 2012) was a senior Pakistani journalist with Dawn, Karachi.


Murtaza Razvi held master's degrees in Ancient Indian and Islamic History (University of the Punjab, Lahore) and Political Science & International Relations (Villanova University, Villanova, PA, USA).

Murtaza Razvi served as the Resident Editor of Dawn, Lahore (2005–2007), and columnist and political analyst of the Indian Express.

He was found murdered in Karachi on 19 April 2012.[1] There were torture marks on his body, and his hands were tied.[2]


  • Musharraf: the years in power (political biography of the former Pakistan President, General Pervez Musharraf; New Delhi, 2009, HarperCollins)[3]
  • Ordinary People (interviews with ordinary citizens of Pakistan about history, society, culture, etc.; Lahore, 1995, Progressive Publishers)

During his last days, he was working on the books Pittho's World & Other Stories (fiction, HarperCollins) and Pakistan Uncut (non-fiction, HarperCollins).