Zahid Malik

Zahid Malik

Zahid Malik was a religious figure,  journalist, writer and author of "Mazameen-e-Quran" and Editor in Chief of daily Pakistan Observer, which was founded in 1988.

He was buried at H-8 Graveyard, Islamabad. A large number of people including Minister for Information Pervaiz Rashid, Leader of the House in Senate Raja Zafarul Haq, Senator Farhatullah Babar, Prime Minister’s adviser Sartaj Aziz diplomats from China, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisian and Palestine also attended the funeral ceremony and paid their tribute. A floral wreath at his grave also laid by Representatives of the Chinese embassy in Islamabad.

He was born on October 5, 1937 in Sialkot and he belongs to educated family. He started his career as a civil servant and retired as a joint secretary in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Islamabad, Zahid Malik started a monthly Urdu magazine Hurmat (حرمت) in 1980 and later started English-language daily Pakistan Observer and he became the Editor-in-Chief and publisher. 

He founded a think tank '101 Friends of China', which is a non-governmental organization that aiming towards improving Pak-China relations.

He wrote number of books. He received a "Writers Guild of Pakistan First Priz"e for his book ‘Public Relations’ which was first published in Urdu in 1971. He also wrote a book ‘Mazameen-i-Quran-i-Hakeem’ a classification of verses of the Holy Quran which was translated into English, French and German and other languages.

Famous personalities of the Islamic world expressed deep grief over the death of Zahid Malik. Imam-e-Kaba, Al-Sheikh Abdullah bin Al-Sabeel also expressed sadness and paid tribute to Zahid Malik.

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