Journalists

Ahmed Waris Nizami is most certainly a pioneer of Urdu journalism in the United Kingdom. He is not only a seasoned journalist but also a political analyst, a television host and anchor for some very popular news and current affair shows; he has also practised law and specialises in UK immigration matters.

Saima Mohsin is a British Pakistani journalist who works for CNN in Islamabad. She has notably reported on the Taliban’s attack on Pakistani teen activist Malala Yousafzai for the network, including the investigation to apprehend her attackers and the subsequent worldwide support Malala received. Mohsin also exclusively revealed the identity of the key suspect in the Malala shooting investigation.

Rahila Bano came to the Northwest of England nine years ago (1994AD) after being invited to set up the Asian shared programming unit between BBC Radio Lancashire and BBC GMR. The unit produced eleven of Asian programmes for the regions Asian communities in English and Asian languages.  Rahila has worked in a  production ,  presentation  and reporting capacity . Part of her role included reporting on Asian issues  for BBC Northwest Tonight as the Asian Affairs Correspondent.

Parvez Jamil Mir (born September 24, 1953, Sutrapur, Dacca, East Pakistan) is a London based Pakistani TV anchorperson, a former professional cricketer who has in the past played in the Central Lancashire Leagues for Crompton CC, and in the Bolton League for Egerton, Walkden and Kearsley Cricket Clubs, in amateur club cricket he has played for Vauxhall Mallards,Ingham,and Horsford Cricket Clubs in Norfolk

Mohammed Hanif (born November 1964 in Okara, Pakistan) is a British Pakistani writer and journalist. He was born in Okara. He graduated from Pakistan Air Force Academy as a pilot officer, but subsequently left to pursue a career in journalism. He initially worked for Newsline and wrote for The Washington Post and India Today.

Maleeha Lodhi (Urdu: مليحه لودهى‎) (born 15 November 1952) is a Pakistani diplomat, military strategistcitation needed and political scientist and a former Pakistan's Representative to the United Nations. She was the first woman to hold the position. Previously, she served as Pakistan's envoy to the Court of St James's and twice as its ambassador to the United States

Shazia Mirza (born 3 October 1977) is an English stand-up comedian and columnist of Pakistani descent originally from Birmingham England. Although she doesn't live there anymore. She works all over the world and has toured the US, Sweden, Denmark, France Holland and Germany. She has appeared on CBS 60 Minutes, NBC's Last Comic Standing, and Have I got News for You (BBC).

Martin Bashir (born 19 January 1963) is a British journalist of Pakistani descendant, who was a political commentator for MSNBC, hosting Martin Bashir, and a correspondent for NBC's Dateline NBC. He was previously an anchor for ABC's Nightline after initially gaining prominence on British television with his BBC interview with Diana, Princess of Wales, and then his series of interviews with Pop musician Michael Jackson on ITV.