Javed Chaudhry is one of the leading columnists of Pakistan. He writes regular columns for the Urdu newspaper Daily Express twice or thrice a week, covering topics ranging from social issues to politics.
He started his career in 1991. He worked at Daily Ummat and Daily Khabrain before joining Daily Jang in 1997. During his association with Daily Jang (1997-2006) he was the most read Urdu columnist of Pakistan. He joined Daily Express in 2006; an action which was criticized by many of his former colleagues at Daily Jang.
All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) awarded him the Best Columnist of Pakistan award (1997-98) for "Madeenay Ka Shaheed" (English: Martyr of Medina); a column that he wrote about the assassination of Hakim Mohammed Said.
In January 2008, Javed Chaudhry joined Express News (Pakistan) as an anchorperson of a Political Talk show "Kal Tak", in which he presents analysis on current affairs of Pakistan and invites guests from various think tanks and political parties to comment. Viewership of his program is increasing day by day.
He is very popular among the masses for his dramatic style of narrating a topic that immediately captures the attention of the reader. He often narrates motivating and inspiring success stories of people from different walks of life. However, according to some of his critics, the authenticity of the material that he includes in his columns is sometimes questionable and the exaggeration to emphasize his point of view gets the better of him. Moreover, he was accused of black-mailing various people for publication of his book ''Zero point''. He developed serious differences with Khusnood ali Khan and Zia Shahid due to black mailing incidents. a former Federal Minister for Science and Technology claimed that Javed Chaudhry extorted millions of rupees by black-mailing him. He also developed differences with AAJ TV anchor Talat Hussain on the issue of naming a program as Zero Point. a patient of Diabetes, and highly ambitious,he has published collections of his articles in the form of four books:
Zero Point II
Zero Point III
Zero Point IV
More than 70 editions of his books have been printed and his books are among bestsellers.
Javed Chaudhry was born in a village in the district of Gujrat, Pakistan. He got his degree of journalism from The Islamia University of Bahawalpur. He has two sons and currently resides in Shahzad Town, Islamabad.