Javed Choudhry is, undoubtedly, one of the most prominent journalists of Pakistan. Opinion poll surveys conducted by a number of national and international organizations have established that his column “Zero Point” is the most read column in Pakistan.
A proof of his popularity is that the first compilation of his columns, printed under the title “Zero Point-I,” has been reprinted in 72 editions since its first publication in 2000, while the second book, “Zero Point-II,” published in 2005, has already gone through 37 editions. Both these books and also Zero Point-III and IV are the current best sellers in Pakistan, which is another acid test of Mr. Choudhry’s popularity among the masses. For his outstanding performance in national journalism, the All-Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) declared Javed Choudhry as the Best Columnist in 1997 and 1998 and the Government of Pakistan awarded him with an “Excellency Award” in 1998. He has, over the years, also emerged as one of the most popular opinion makers in Pakistan who, through his distinctive writing style, has raised many issues of social, political and economic importance and succeeded in leaving a mark on the thinking of his readers.
Javed Choudhry obtained masters degree in Mass Communication, in 1991, from the Islamia University, Bahawalpur. His alma mater also awarded him a gold medal for his excellent academic performance. A career journalist, Javed Choudhry has held many positions in the national press. In 1997, he joined Daily Jang, as a columnist. In 2006, Javed Choudhry joined Daily Express and is one of the leading members of the daily newspaper’s team of Columnists.
He is also the anchor of a popular TV current affairs programme “Kal Tak”. According to latest opinion poll surveys, the TV programme “Kal Tak” ranks among the top three current affairs programmes in Pakistan. Javed Choudhry has been to a number of prestigious educational institutions, like Columbia University and John Hopkins University (USA), for courses in Media Management, Creative Writing, and Opinion Building. He is on the panel of many national universities to hone the leadership skills among the youth.
Many apex national institutions, including National Defense College, Pakistan Military Academy, National Police Academy and Civil Services Academy of Pakistan regularly invite him for lectures and analyses on matters of national and international importance.