The legendary A H Khanzada shares industry insights with APR staff
A senior journalist Mr. Alauddin H Khanzada visited APR’s Karachi office in April 2018 to give a brief on the past and present state of the Pakistani broadcast media industry. He was accompanied by Hamid-ur-Rahman, Secretary Karachi Union of Journalists, and a well-known health reporter of the city.
In a truly insightful and demonstrating talk, Mr. Khanzada shared his deep understanding of the local industry. Along with sharing backgrounds of major media groups of the country and relating anecdotes, Mr. Khanzada’s talk highlighted the issues being faced by journalism in Pakistan currently and how to address them.
Soft-spoken but clearly passionate about journalism, his powerful story-telling skills turned the session into a fascinating learning experience for the APR team.
Mr. Khanzada’s Profile:
Graduating with a degree in Plant Pathology from Agriculture University in Tando Jam, Mr. Khanzada entered the field of journalism by pure chance about 36 years ago.
He began his career from Daily Jasarat in 1981 where served for many years. He later moved to The News International as a senior crime reporter and was one of the famous crime reporters not only in the city but in the country. He was and still is recognized by the government authorities and ministers.
Mr. Khanzada has been part of launching and heading many news channels including Dawn News the first English language news channel in Pakistan where he served as the Reporting Head; He played a significant role in launching Abb Takk News with a great success. He has also worked briefly at Capital News as a Bureau Chief and moved to the newly launched Neo News and remains it’s Karachi Bureau Chief till now.
Mr. Khanzada was elected twice as Secretary of Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ) and he was elected as treasurer of Karachi Press Club four times and served as Secretary of the same organization four times. He has presented a paper in Southern Methodist University in Texas, is an emerging poet and author of a book “Mohabatoon ka Safar”.