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Profile of Saleem Safi : Host of Jirga at GEO

By Sher Ali • Jul 10th, 2009 • Category: Misc • 29 Comments

Saleem Safi is an anchor/analyst with the largest Urdu news channel, Geo. He also hosts a Pashto language current affairs programme on  AVT Khyber(www.avtkhyber.com). He was the host of “Saleem Safi Kay Saath”, a daily current affairs talk show on Pakistan Television (PTV). This program aired from April 2006 to August 2008.

He remained, from 1997 to 2008, the Bureau Chief of News Network International (www.nni-news.com.pk) , the largest private news agency in Pakistan, for the North West Frontier Province (N-W.F.P) and Afghanistan.  His column ‘Jirga’ regularly appears in the national Urdu language daily Jinnah (Islamabad) and Mashriq (Peshawar).

Safi also edited Mashriq, the largest Urdu daily in the N-W.F.P for one year. Before that he wrote for the daily ‘Pakistan (Lahore and Islamabad) and daily ‘Aaj’ (Peshawar).

Safi has been working as a journalist in the field since 1995. He was promoted to the position of Bureau chief (NNI) after a short stint as a district reporter in Mardan. During that time he was also the correspondent for the English daily The Nation He also worked as a stringer for Radio Tehran’ s Urdu and Pashto services from 1997 to 1999 and is frequently invited to comment on the BBC and Voice of America’s Pashto service as an expert on Afghanistan and N-W.F.P.

Safi is the author of “Afghanistan, Taliban, Usama Aur Pakistan Ki Deeni Juma’aton ka Kirdar” Published by Dar-ut-tazkeer, Lahore (www.dar-ut-tazkeer.com) , September 2002 in Urdu. To help him write this book he had to travel to the Taliban controlled Afghanistan in 1999. He was arrested by them and had to be released after two weeks of captivity and international pressure from the journalist community. (Click here to read the  Reporters without Frontiers’ report/ CPJ)  . His forthcoming book is titled ‘Nine years of Pervaiz Musharraf Government’.

Safi has traveled widely in the region for his work. The countries include Afghanistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Turkey, Europe and United States.

Safi has won the award for best TV compare of current affaires from PTV (2002).

Saleem Safi has done his Bachelors from the University of Peshawar. He lives in Islamabad.

Source:  Saleem Safi’s Site


 
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  1. hello, I am looking for Sunny Shah from Kohat area, anyone knowing Sunny please email me: ranikaur9@hotmail.com thnks.

  2. He is also supposed to have close links to the establishment which is reflected in his role in the mehtab abbassi govt in NWFP and links with maj amir

  3. safi is a great person.

  4. MR SALEEM SAAFI SALAM
    WHY YOU ARE FAVORING TALIBANS?
    HOW CAN YOU INVITE MUNAFIQ PERSON LIKE QAZI HUSSAIN AHMED WHO’S CHILDREN IS IN USA AND QAZI SAYS ONE TIME AMERICA IS LIKE HIS OWN COUNTRY.
    YOU SHOULD INVITE AALIMS AND PROFESSORS LIKE DR AAMIR LIAQAT,ZAYED HAMID,HOODBHAI,HASSAN NISAR AND MANY OTHERS.
    YOU SHOULD FAVOR PAKISTAN FIRST AND LAST NOTING AFTER OR BEFORE PAKISTAN.
    YOU ARE EDUCATED PERSON BUT TALKING LIKE JAHILS.
    ONLY LEADER OR HAKIM CAN ASK HIS PUBLIC TO DO JIHAD NOT EVERYONE WHENEVER THEY LIKE UNDERSTAND?
    ISLAM IS PEACEFUL RELIGION AND RELIGION OF HORMONY DON’T MAKE IT RELIGION OF WAR.
    JIHAD IS NOT WAJIB IN PEACE OR HALAT-E-AMAN AND LIKE JAHIL IF YOU MAKE JIHAD LIKE NAMAZ THEN ITS UPTO YOU NOT IMPLEMENT IN PUBLIC LET OTHERS IN PEACE.
    LEAVE THIS FIGHT ISM AND BECOME PEACEFUL CITIZEN OF THIS COUNTRY AND DON’T PUT BLAME ON OTHERS.
    KINDLY ALSO TELL ME TRULY YOU ARE FIRST MUSLIM OR PATHAN?
    IS THAT NECESSARY THAT YOU FAVORS ZALIMS ?
    ALLAH HAS GIVEN YOU THIS DUTY AND PERFORM THIS DUTY WITH JUSTICE AND IMPARTIALLY WITHOUT RACE OR PUNJABI PATHAN CONFUSION AND FAVOR. BECAUSE ALLAH WITH ASK YOU IN THE DAY OF JUDGMENT.THIS HOSTING IS LIKE AMMANAT OF ALLAH.AND FEAR FROM ALLAH.
    REGARDS
    FARZANA SABIR
    ISLAMABAD

  5. SALAM!
    MR SALEEM SAFI!, I WANNA DRAW UR ATTENTION TOWARDS WRITING ON POVERTY IN UR COLOUMNS.
    INSTEAD OF WRITIN SUMTHIN ON TERRORISM ,U SHUD PREFER THE TERIBLE SITUATION OF OUR SOCIETY. I THINK DAT KOI BHI PRBLM PAKISTAN KA ITNA BARA NAHI HAI JITNA K POVERTY ,UNEMPLOYMENTAND EDUCATION . U SHUD DRAW GOVT’S ATTENTION TOWARDS DESE 3 MAJOR PRBLMS ON UR PROGRAMMES OR ON UR SHOWS. TERRORISM KHUD HE KHATAM HO GAYE GI AUR SARE MASAIL BHI ..GOVERNORS K ISSUES KO AGEY BARHANE SEY INKI IMPORTANCE ZIADA HOJATI HAI.
    I ,THEREFORE REQUEST U 2 PLZ DO SUMTIHNG 4 PAKISTANIS EDUCATION .

  6. Salam SAFI saib,
    Sir za da khpal mulk da aman dapara yo so khabare kol ghwaram kho as a student zama chaata rasaii na kigee.
    Sir mung da khpal watan dapara da khpal zan qurbaani warkolo ta hr time tayar u kho nan saba halaato k da Qurbaani ado sa ahmiyat nishta.Zamoong QAOM gumraah shave d.wae{che muaashra dera zyaata zalima ao gumraah she no ALLAH p ZALIM BADSHAH musalat ki}mung k kami da sir.za de hawale sara taso sara sa share kol ghwaram da QURAN pa ranaa k INSHAALAH ALLAH hr chaa la KAMYAABI warkae.
    Zamoong hukoomat zalim nade kho zamoong tol PAKISTAN QOAM GUMRAAH shave d no pade waja INTESHAAR jor d da khpala laasa.
    Sir zama pa zra der sa d kho za taaso sara melaawedal ghwaram.Za waim che tole dunya ta daa DARS orasee che QURAAN wae che KHPAL HAQ OPEJANAY AO HAQ OGHWAARAY AO HAQ WARKAY.Daa Dunya yo kor d ao deke da ALLAH hukoomat d ao Hr sa da ALLAH de.
    Zamoong khalak daa manii kho sae kho yaqeen p da echaam nishta.Za wem che taaso maata dase GUIDENCE raakay che za da QURAN pegham tolo ta wrkm ka AWAAM d ao KA SARKAAR.
    Sir za da KHPAL MULK QOAM AO DEEN DAPAARA KHPAL sir om QURBAANOLO ta tayaar ym kho che QOAM sm she sirf da peghaam da rasedo khabara da.Sir ka taaso mala lg time raako no za Taso sara der sa share kol ghwaraam INSHAALAH da ba da PAKISTAN dapara yo UNIQUE ao YO HISTORICAL moment jor she.
    INSHAALAH za omeed laram che taso ba MAALA da QOAM pa HAQ k da awaaz ochatolo dapara sa NEKA laar okhaayay.INSHALLAH.
    Best REGARDS
    SHABAB IKRAM
    BBA STUDENT
    +923459047533
    zaroorjaano@yahoo.com

  7. saleem Bhai How are.
    i hope you are well.
    saleem Bhai you know doctor Dost Mohammad?

  8. saleem safi sahib, i m islamabad base journalist but now adays due to some reasons i m at my home station haripur, i met with you at islamabad hotel some time ago and that is my rememberable meeting. may you live long. sarfraz tareen staff reporter daily aaj peshawar and abbottabad

  9. A/A dear brother saleem safi i am hindko hazara wal but belong to pushtune tribe tareen i am agreed with you on pukhtoon khwa issue.
    sarfraz tareen 03015482881

  10. Dear you doing well.

  11. hi sir how r u? mei ap ka progrm boht shouk se daikta ho.u r doing ur duty honestly.

  12. Motor cycle ka oper antena lga da number 2 charki band kr da kiyo ka chemical sirf charki pa lapta jta ha aur peena pa chemical nahe lipat sakta aur chemical ki wja sa he hadsa hota han agar charki bnd ho jai tu sb thek ha no 3 jb patnag kat ti us ki dor jo khench ta han tu charki walo na tu motors lgai hoi hoti han charki pa jb ka pena wala tu hath sa khench ta han sirf charki pa pabandi lga do ( itni tension ma kuch tu tafri do )

  13. plz we want basant

  14. Да здравствует Салем брата

  15. salam salim safi sab i am m qasim khan from zhob io like your program jerga so much

  16. mein mr zahid ko bolonga k pehle bolne ka tariqa seekho
    qazi is a great leader of pakistan.
    Munafiq to aap jaise loog hein.zahid hamid to pakka munafiq hy.or 2sry loog.
    Quran kabi translation k saath pero.or samjo

  17. Salam , saleem safi bhai me ye pochta ho k humare ye sahafi hazarat army aur isi se darte q hian agar wo koch b kare to b app log un ke helaf nahi lekte, bye

  18. Saleem Sahab plz apne Jurga programe mein kabi MEHMOOD KHAN ACHAKZAI ko bulaye…..!!!

  19. Salam safi saib……….sanga yi…..taso programme der zabardust dy.

  20. Safi sahab aap ka programe bht acha hai…. plz apne kisi episode SALEEM SHAHZAD k bare mein kare….

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