Aamir Ghauri

Background

Aamir Ghauri is a London-based journalist of Pakistani origin. From April to August 2008, he was the Director News, Dunya TV, an embryonic news channel in Pakistan. Previously, he was the European Head of News and Current Affairs for Geo TV - Pakistan's most-watched satellite channel worldwide. Before joining Geo in March 2005, he worked for both Pakistani and international news media including the BBC. Ghauri has an MSc in International Politics Near & Middle East and Modern South Asia from the London University's School of Oriental and African Studies. He also briefly practiced law in Pakistan after graduating from the Punjab University Law College in Lahore. He left law for journalism in the late 1980s.

Ghauri was born in Jhelum, Pakistan, where his father was posted as a civil servant. He now lives in London with his wife, Fustina and three children, Omar, Ali and Asr.

Career

Aamir Ghauri started his professional career as an attorney-at-law with Ashtar Ali & Associates in 1986 in Lahore, Pakistan. A couple of years later he left law and joined The Nation, a Lahore-based English-language daily at a time when journalism was a no-no profession for most of the university graduates. He left The Nation for a bolder newspaper, The Frontier Post and worked on the News Desk for two years. In September 1990, Ghauri joined the founding team that launched Pakistani's first multi-edition English-language newspaper, The News International. He worked as the paper's news editor and then deputy editor. He was transferred to London in 1998 as the newspaper's first foreign correspondent. During this period, he broke many stories on Pakistan's leading politicians' foreign assets, properties and interests. In September 2001, just ten days before 9/11, Ghauri left The News for ARY Digital, a UK-based satellite television channel as its first Head of News and Current Affairs. In the only 60 days that he worked for the channel, Ghauri visualized, directed and fronted ARY Digital's most popular current affairs program - Views on News. In November 2001, he joined BBC Asian Network as a broadcaster. He also freelanced for Prime TV and presented a daily live current affairs program - The World Today - for over two years.
Ghauri is currently working on his book on Pakistan. He regularly appears on BBC, CNN, Sky and Aljazeera English as a political commentator.

Written Work

Aamir Ghauri authored The Divine Destruction published by XenosUK, a pictorial commentary on the devastating South Asian earthquake in October 2005. His poems have been published in Pakistan and abroad including in the International Society of Poets' Voices on the Wind.

Interests

Apart from his family, his other loves include traveling, people, books and movies.



Comments (8)
1. 31-10-2010 02:27
 
Aamir Ghauri is one of my best friend, during his stay in Pakistan(Layyah), now since long time we don't have any connection. as I am now in Saudi Arab, I don't have his contact number if any one read this and have his number i would appreiciate, 
 
My contact number is +966-552166946
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2. 18-06-2011 15:58
 
Mr. Amir Ghauri is great man because he is helping me in my study in pakistan. he is my ideal personality.
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3. 14-10-2012 17:41
 
any one know mr amir phone no of pakistan
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4. 27-11-2012 14:43
 
How are you and your shinning India you treator just want to say condolence for you leader Bal thakray when you gonna join him in :narg: you indian agent just follow him and go to narg and dont forget to visit b4 your shinning india b4 going to narg take care all the worse you hindu agent for a change may be pakistani media bring some positivity about there views for my loving country Pakistan
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5. 27-11-2012 14:47
 
How are you and your shinning India you treator just want to say condolence for you leader Bal thakray when you gonna join him in :narg: you indian agent just follow him and go to narg and dont forget to visit b4 your shinning india b4 going to narg take care all the worse you hindu agent for a change may be pakistani media bring some positivity about there views for my loving country pakistan
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6. 27-11-2012 14:47
 
How are you and your shinning India you treator just want to say condolence for you leader Bal thakray when you gonna join him in :narg: you indian agent just follow him and go to narg and dont forget to visit b4 your shinning india b4 going to narg take care all the worse you hindu agent for a change may be pakistani media bring some positivity about there views for my loving country pakistan
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7. 04-01-2013 15:54
 
Hi,how r u? Farah Deeba here.... 
i watch your programs,aamir i wonna contact you please call me on skype farahbutt15 or on my number 03156461011 another number 03218833448 thank u
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8. 07-07-2013 23:48
 
Mr. Ghauri I like the dispassionate style you have when discussing serious matters. 
I must add that I am a trifle bit disappointed in your assessments with regard to how Altaf Hussains case will reflect on Pakistan.I think your comments that "if proven right it is a disgrace for Pakistan," is not only off base but tantamounts to adding insult to injury. 
Quite the contraray,If proven right it is a huge negative reflection on the British government for allowing their land to be used by such a mafia style person as Altaf Hussain for many many years without regard to the people of Pakistan. 
Pakistanis have suffered at the hands of a British citizen who was given citizenship without proper investigations, allowed to extort money from poor people, not held accountable untill the people of Pakistan could not stand it any more and given protection for 22 years without so much as a warning. 
Please do not consider us stupid,and please be true to your heartfelt compassion.
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