Pakistan’s most senior and top Journalist, Mahmood Shaam rejoins Jang Group. Mahmood Shaam son of Tariq Mahmood born on 5 February 1940, is a Pakistani Urdu language journalist, poet writer and analyst. He is one of the big names in the world of Journalism.
Shaam received his bachelor’s degree in English literature, Persian and Philosophy from Government College Jhang in 1962. In 1964, he obtained Master’s degree in Philosophy from Government College Lahore, a well reputed educational institute from where Allama Iqbal and Faiz Ahmed Faiz also graduated. He was editor of the college magazine Ravi. He began his career in journalism as a student and worked for his study needs.
Shaam started his career as a journalist and he has worked for 48 years including 16 years in Jang group. He has written 20 books including poetry books in which he describes condition of the oppressed people of Pakistan. His several books were banned by the military government of Sindh in April 1978, till December 1985. He was also arrested on 4 August 1977 by Martial Law Authorities but after 90 days detention he was released in 1978.
In his journalistic life he has interviewed the national and international leaders as like Yasir Arafat, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, Indira Gandhi, Sheikh Mujeeb-ur-Rehman, Gerald Ford, Henry Kissinger, Tun Abdul Razak, Benazir Bhutto, Pervez Musharraf. Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, G.M. Syed, Khan Abdul Wali Khan, Maulana Bhashani, Mufti Mahmood, Asghar Khan and Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi.
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