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Amir Zia

Amir Zia
 
 
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Profile
Born in Karachi, Zia got early education from Nasra Secondary School. Amir Zia completed his master's degree in English literature in 1990. He began his journalistic career from Sindh Express in 1990 as a trainee reporter. Later, in 1991, he joined Frontier Post, a major English-language newspaper from Peshawar as a reporter and worked there for a few months.

Amir Zia also writing weekly columns, He writes mainly on Pakistan economy, politics and extremism. Currently, Zia is associated with one of Pakistan's leading English-language newspaper, The News as its Editor. Before joining The News in March 2010, he served as Director News & Current Affairs of Urdu-language private news channel SAMAA. He has also worked for The Associated Press of America, Reuters and monthly magazine, Newsline. At Reuters, he joined as a stringer and then worked his way up to become a full-time reporter, where he got tremendous exposure to economic and financial journalism. Later, he had the opportunity to work with AP as Deputy Bureau Chief for nearly four years, carrying out assignments on the Taliban, Kashmir and Kargil War. After gaining extensive experience in reporting and writing at international news agencies, he rejoined The News as Editor, a post he holds to date.

He had also been the Karachi Correspondent of Gulf News. Zia headed the Public Relations Department of Pakistan Petroleum Ltd (PPL). Zia has received two APNS Awards for best stories on economy and general news in 1997. He was elected secretary of the Karachi Press Club in mid-1990s.
 
 
 
 
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