“PAKISTAN ECONOMIC NET” & “ITTEHAD” GROUP OF NEWSPAPERS
Tahir Farooq, a senior Pakistani journalist and a political and foreign policy commentator serves as the Chief Editor of “ITTEHAD” Group of Newspapers, one of the Pakistan’s few regional Urdu dailies, published simultaneously Peshawar, Karachi, Islamabad and Abbottabad. Maintaining this strenuous and time consuming position, Mr. Tahir Farooq knows the art of striking the balance as he also serves his country in the strategic capacity of the President of the KPK chapter pf the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE), the only representative body of editors in Pakistan.
Mr. Farooq has been part of national and international entourages consisting of senators, parliamentarians and also senior government officials during various foreign tours.
The basis of journalism as the fourth estate and a watchdog for injustice brings an undeniable responsibility for journalist to be equally skilled and hardworking. Despite the fact that media community and newspapers in general and particularly in KP face hardships, Mr. Farooq has proven his mettle but withstanding the test of time as president of KPK chapter of CPNE. Known for his fearlessness in his expressions and upholding truth in all circumstances, Mr. Farooq has been elected thrice in the same role. he is also member of All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), representative body of publisher and owners of newspapers.
Mr. Farooq is one of those few media personalities of the country, who are institutions within and it has reflected not only in the accomplishments of “ITTEHAD” group of newspaper’s but also in steering the newspaper’s policy in upholding and protecting the national security.
Born in 1968, Mr. Farooq is associated with journalism since his youthful years. Being the son of the senior journalist and a worker of Pakistan Movement, Late Mr. Sharif Farooq (TI), he has upheld the journalistic ethics and values as transferred by his father. Carrying this vision by further embracing and advocating nationalistic sentiment at international forums, Mr. Farooq has published several articles defending Pakistan’s geo strategic position in South Asia and Central Asia. His views are widely read and appreciated in intellectual circles.
Mr. Farooq’s journalist career spans over two decades, during which he has represented Pakistan at several international events Pak-Germen media dialogue held in Berlin, Presidential and Parliamentary elections in Central Asian republics such as Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan. He is an active member of the Asian Society of Civilizations and in the role, he has represented and participated in various media dialogues held in Egypt, Qatar, Uzbekistan, Turkey, China, Iran and Afghanistan. Enjoying a strong and amicable reputation in the media corridors across the globe.