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Nazir Leghari

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Nazir Leghari
نذیر لغاری
Born (1955-11-11) 11 November 1955 (age 68)
SpouseAbida Batool

Nazir Leghari (Urdu: نذیر لغاری, born 11 November 1955) is a Pakistani journalist and author. He received his LLB degree from Federal Urdu University of Arts and Sciences, Karachi and then began working for the daily, Nawa-e-Waqt, in 1981 where he was in charge of its political desk. He joined the Daily Jang in 1985 and became the newspaper’s magazine editor in 1989. He become an editor of Daily Awam in 1994. In 2006, he returned to Jang again, where he was appointed as editor. He has authored multiple books.

Leghari is the host of the BOL News program Ek Leghari Sab Pe Bhaari.

Early life and education[edit]

Nazir Leghari was born on 11 November 1955 in Jampur, Punjab, Pakistan. He came to Karachi as a young boy and finished his basic education in that city. He went on to receive his law degree from the University of Karachi.


Nazir Leghari joined Daily Nawa e Waqt in 1981. He joined Daily Jang in 1985. In 1986 he took charge of the political edition. In 1987 he took charge of the editorial page of Daily Jang. In 1989 he became the magazine editor of Daily Jang. In 1990 he was assigned as Assistant Editor (news) Daily Jang. In 1990, he started writing a column called Karachi Diary in the Urdu language weekly Akhbar-e-Jahan. In 1993, he established a newspaper Daily Public along with Anwar Sen Roy as its editor. He was the News Editor and chief reporter of Daily Public. In August 1994, Nazir Leghari joined the newspaper Daily Awam as Editor.[1] In 2006, he started writing a column in Daily Jang on a regular basis. In 2008, he was appointed to work as member of Editorial Committee of Geo News. In 2012, he was appointed as the Editor of Daily Jang.

On 23 March 2014, Leghari received the President of Pakistan's Award for Pride of Performance. (تمغۂ حسنِ کارکردگی)

In January 2015, Nazir Leghari joined BOL Media Group as Senior Executive Vice President and Editor Urdu Daily of BOL News. In October 2016, he became the 'President and Editor-in-Chief' of BOL Media Group.

Published works[edit]

Leghari is the author of several books:

  • Siyaasat e Douraan
  • Seenay Jhokan Deedain Deray
  • Tareekh Bolti Hai[2]
  • Arz-e-Haal
  • Tarikh Saz Log (2017)
  • Tarikhi Khatoot (2019)
  • Sehra ka Raqs (2019)
  • Wisakh (2021)
  • Walo Watanen (2021)

He interviewed many politicians during the movement of MRD. He wrote 80 biographical episodes of G Allana.[3]



  1. ^ Bhutto legacy and lack of alternatives equal PPP dominance, Dawn (newspaper), Published 4 April 2012, Retrieved 25 September 2017
  2. ^ "History has an equally futuristic aspect to it (Nazir Leghari's book 'Tareekh Bolti Hai' launched)". The News International (newspaper). 13 October 2013. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  3. ^ "G Allana – a man of many facets". The News International (newspaper). 8 March 2012. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  4. ^ President approves national civil awards for 2014, The Express Tribune (newspaper), Published 14 August 2013, Retrieved 25 September 2017