About Javed Chaudhry

Javed Chaudhry (Urdu: جاوید چوہدری) is a newspaper columnist in Pakistan. His series of columns have been published in four volumes in Urdu language. His most notable column ZERO POINT has great influence upon people of Pakistan especially Youth and Muslims of Pakistan. He writes for the Urdu newspaper Daily Express four time a week, covering topics ranging from social issues to politics.

Career

Javed Chaudhry was born on January 1st, 1968 in Lalamusa , district of Gujrat, Pakistan. He holds a master degree in Mass Communication from Islamia University, Bahawalpur (1991) and the university awarded him a gold medal for his excellent academic performance. He has Four children and currently resides in Shahzad Town, Islamabad.

He started his career in journalism in 1989. He worked at Daily Nawa-i-Waqt, Daily Pakistan,Daily Ummat and Daily Khabrain before joining Daily Jang in 1997.

Regarded as Best Urdu Columnist, Javed Chaudhry is undoubtedly one of the most prominent journalists of Pakistan. Many domestic and international surveys have established that his column titled Zero Point is the most read column in Pakistan. A proof of his popularity is that Zero Point-I, the first collection-book of his columns has been reprinted in 72 editions since 2000 while the second book, “Zero Point-II, published in 2005, has already gone through 37 editions. Both these books and also Zero Point-III, IV V and VI are the current best sellers in Pakistan, which is another acid test of Mr. Chaudhry’s popularity among the masses.

All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) declared him the Best Columnist in 1997 and 1998. The Government of Pakistan awarded him with an ?Excellency Award? in 1998 for his outstanding performance in national journalism. He has, over the years, emerged as one of the most popular opinion makers in Pakistan and has been contributing his intellects to the vernacular press. With his distinctive writing style, he has raised many issues of social, political and economic importance and succeeded in leaving a mark on the thinking of his readers.

He has also attended prestigious institutions like Columbia University and John Hopkins University for courses on Media Management, Creative Writing, and Opinion Building. Mr. Chaudhary is also a personal trainer and delivers lectures on talent discovery and modern media related fields. He is on the panel of many national universities to hone the leadership skills among the youth. Many apex national institutions, including National Police Academy and Civil Services Academy, regularly invite him for his lectures & analysis on matters of national and international importance.

In January 2008, Javed Choudhry joined Express News (Pakistan) as an anchorperson of a political Talk show “Kal Tak“, in which he analyses current affairs of Pakistan with guests from various think tanks and political parties.

Publications

Zero Point I (Collections of Urdu Columns)
Zero Point II (Collections of Urdu Columns)
Zero Point III (Collections of Urdu Columns)
Zero Point IV (Collections of Urdu Columns)
Zero Point V (Collections of Urdu Columns)
Zero Point VI (Collections of Urdu Columns)
Gaye Dino Ke Suraj (Interviews & Features)
Kal Tak (TV Program Kal Tak Collection)