Ghazi Salahuddin is a senior journalist who writes a weekly column for The News (English) and Jang (Urdu). Before he became the launch editor of The News in Karachi in February 1991, he served Dawn in many important positions. During the Martial Law of Gen Zia-ul-Haq, his column ‘Karachi Diary’ was a leading voice of dissent. He has also been associated with the electronic media and for some time was on the panel of PTV’s ‘Kasauti’ quiz show. In recent years, he hosted a programme on books on Geo. In his youth, he wrote Urdu fiction that was well-received. Ghazi Salahuddin is also a social activist and human rights defender. He is a recipient of President’s Pride of Performance Award in journalism and was presented with the Bibliophile of the Year Award 2011 by the National Book Foundation.