Najam Sethi



Designation: Former Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board
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Najam Sethi is the 16th and former (caretaker) chief minister of Punjab. He is an award winning Pakistani journalist, editor, and media personality, the editor-in-chief of The Friday Times, a Lahore based political weekly, and previously the editor of Daily Times and Daily Aajkal newspapers. He also has a popular current-affairs program on Geo TV called "Aapas ki Baat" and owns Vanguard Books, a publishing house and chain of bookstores.

In 1999, he was arrested by Inter-Services Intelligence following an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation on government corruption, and detained for almost a month without charges. In 2008 and 2009, he was subject to death threats from Islamist groups for his papers' anti-fundamentalist stances.

Sethi won the 1999 International Press Freedom Award of the US-based Committee to Protect Journalists and the 2009 World Association of Newspapers' Golden Pen of Freedom Award.

On March 26, 2013, his name was approved for the interim position of the chief minister of Punjab as a result of consensus between members of the selection committee comprising individuals from both the governing and the opposing political parties. He took the oath on March 27.

Caretaker Chief Minister Punjab

Najam Sethi was appointed as the caretaker Chief Minister (CM) Punjab on March 26 2013, for the General Elections 2013, which are scheduled to be held on 11 May 2013. His name was presented by PPP (Pakistan People's Party) and the opposition, PML-N (Pakistan Muslim League — Nawaz) agreed on it. He then became the Chief Minister of Pakistan's province, Punjab. On 6 June 2013, he stepped down in favor of the newly elected Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) leader Shahbaz Sharif.

Acting Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board

Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif appointed him as the acting chairman Pakistan Cricket Board after the Islamabad High Court had ordered the Inter-Provincial Committee, Government of Pakistan looking after the sports affairs in the country – to appoint an interim chairman until the case is decided.

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irfi ( lahore,Pakistan) Sunday, March 8, 2015 2:20:40 AM (MDT - USA)
Dear Sir, aoa, i protest that 194 runs saeed anwar vs india at channaie, india is missing at;type=trophy regards

Naeem Akhtar ( Faisalabad,Pakistan) Monday, February 23, 2015 9:16:29 PM (MDT - USA)
we need back kamran akmal, abdul razaq and mohammad amir. These are good players for match winning combination.

VIQAR RAJA ( New Jersey,United States) Wednesday, April 3, 2013 6:49:15 PM (MDT - USA)
It is unfortunate that he is care taker CM Punjab. His track record is awaful. I can expect any good from him. He will be completely partial

shahid mehmood ( taxila,Pakistan) Wednesday, January 16, 2013 8:05:12 AM (MDT - USA)
was this true democracy when people in larkana forcefully closing shops hamid mir ,kamran shahid most of the anchor person are taking us to wrong path why not they inquired angainst that firing people closing shops maray khayal say hum sub ko puray media ka bacot kar dana chayiya q kay pora media goverment ky support may ha or bika howa sharm karo............awam kay us hal kay zimadar tum log how...............i hate pakistan media..............aik din ap nay bhi marna ha or ahsab dana ha.........!! lanat how us media per ya bika howa media................ap sub milay howay hain...............!! agar ap boht sachay to un apnay corup guest ki jaga hum awam ko bhato phr tum logon kay chatay hum kholan gay..............chanlane ha pakistani awaam ka

Haider ( London,United Kingdom) Tuesday, April 10, 2012 9:06:18 AM (MDT - USA)
This traitor will InshAllah soon face the wrath in Supreme court. The Patriots of Pakistan have filed a case against this snake and all like him e.g. Hamid Mir, Asma Jahangir, Imtiaz Alam, Marvi Sermid etc. Enough is enough! They have done everything possible to damage the Ideology and Identity of Pakistan. No more! Pakistan Paendabad!

saklani bhupenderkumar ( mumbai,India) Tuesday, February 14, 2012 9:55:52 PM (MDT - USA)
this guy is great his thinking is kind of free what he speaks is always accompanied with proper documents which means he ll never speak baseless i guess few ppl hate him as they r not interested to hear the bitter truth

Bajwa ( Stuttgart,Germany) Tuesday, January 31, 2012 5:39:47 PM (MDT - USA)

Bajwa ( Stuttgart,Germany) Tuesday, January 31, 2012 5:36:43 PM (MDT - USA)

TAYYABA SHAIKH ( karachi,Pakistan) Saturday, December 24, 2011 12:38:47 PM (MDT - USA)
sir i m tayyab shaikh... sir i an doing css preparation... you r my ideal i want to discuss you something can you give me your private no and email pleaseeeeee sir i like your impariality please send me email......

jawad mansoor ( d.g.khan,Pakistan) Friday, July 8, 2011 7:13:59 AM (MDT - USA)
sir main jawad d.g.khan sa bat kar raha hon plz comments dain saleem shehzad ki death sa related

pervez roshan ( kowloon,Hong Kong) Monday, June 6, 2011 1:20:15 PM (MDT - USA)
if pak breaks wat abt the nuke assets and the internally displaced refugees

Komal Kumar ( Delhi,India) Monday, May 30, 2011 12:52:07 AM (MDT - USA)
Kashmir Issue: The people of Kashmir have seen a lot of atrocities and crime against humans. The day India and Pakistan will be standing on a single platform the Kashmiri people will get the most required peace The LOC issue can be assumed as international border and Kashmiri people will be free to move work or trade throughout the Kashmir and for that matter throughout both nations. Siachin and other border Issues: When you have open trade and understanding these are minor things to negotiate. Hate against each other: The moment people will be educated they will know the facts and stop hating each other. Water issue: The water and rivers can be used in a much better way by construction of canals across border so that dry areas will get water that otherwise would flood some other places. Well this could be my innocent dream and could be mu illusion but I am writing to you because I feel this way. Nevermind thanks for reading my mail. May god bless all Pakistani People. Regards Komal Kumar Delhi India

Komal Kumar ( Delhi,India) Monday, May 30, 2011 12:49:45 AM (MDT - USA)
Dear Najam Sethi Sahab, Namaskar My Name is Komal Kumar, I am a Hindu and writing to you from Delhi India. I closely follow the developments in Pakistan through your program Aapas ki Baat through youtube. I know I am an outsider and have no right to suggest you anything but I feel like writing you and that’s why I am writing to you. I appreciate your analytical approach towards Pakistani issues in particular. I would like to communicate certain things to you and particularly to Pakistani people from my side. I am an ordinary citizen of India and what I am expressing here is my gut feel from an Indian prospective for India and Pakistan situation. I hope you and your country men will take my thoughts sportingly. Pakistan Problems and Solutions: 1. The situation in Pakistan is very grim and very bad I can compare the given situation of Pakistan with 1977 of India at that time India also was facing the problems like corruption in politics, lawlessness and illiteracy. I was very young at that time but I still remember those times when everything was in shortage from milk to petrol to cement to what not. Nothing was available easily rate of unemployment was very high. Then came the era of emergency for two years where the main focus of the government was to eradicate hoarding upholding the rule of law containing ill practices so that the system can deliver. The exercise was very harsh in nature but had done many things in order and after all those disciplinary things a fair election was held. Though I don’t suggest emergency as a solution but it helped India to get things in order. 2. I am afraid to say the politicians you have are champions of corruption though our politicians are also not clean but the politicians you have are not good people so the Pakistani people should have an election with under written statement none of the current politicians and their relatives so that an entirely new team can replace these corrupt politicians.

imrran rehmani ( rahim yar khan,Pakistan) Wednesday, May 25, 2011 9:27:06 AM (MDT - USA)
la.q.a najam shab how r u . ihope u r fine .ihave loste insters in news chanal .tel l me , how to get it back

Muhammad Asif ( Islamabad,Pakistan) Monday, May 23, 2011 11:13:29 PM (MDT - USA)
please do a programm that in Islamabad where there were only mosques, have now a very huge madrassas in the heart of Islamabad and how they get permission to build these madressas and from where they get money and where is law to curtail the number of students in these madressas. all the remaining students of lal mosque are now in the a Madressa in the G-7/3, Islamabad. similarly in G-9/2 where few years ago where there was a little mosque of shia community is now a very large complex. then where are the authorities who check them. I feel , they have gone in long sleep or their own vested interests.

maqbool sidhu ( Bramoton ON.,Canada) Wednesday, May 18, 2011 2:26:16 AM (MDT - USA)
ااBrillient programe, Apas ki baat, I have ever seen, like your's. Fully based on truths , meaningfull with absolutely correct predictions.I have gone through your biography & proud to see you a Pakistani, a very bold, intelectual , courageous journalist who is properly serving to his countrymen and showing them a clear picture of every aspect. I w'll always pray for your good health. May God bless you. I wish you peace of mind. Thankx. Maqbool sidhu... .

Dr.Adnan Azil Khokhar ( Multan,Pakistan) Friday, February 4, 2011 9:53:41 AM (MDT - USA)
Respected Sir ! I have been watching your programmes, . Your attempts and achievements are really adorable. You are a Brave person , as Sethis are and have been,may God Bless you always. Please keep up with your Mission..The Article about murder of History in Pakistan is really good and realistic. May God Almighty always protect you and your family. God Bless you ..

rjavaid ( Katy tx,United States) Sunday, January 16, 2011 9:49:54 PM (MDT - USA)
Please where can i find you on media?

zahid yusuf ( london,United Kingdom) Wednesday, November 3, 2010 1:48:16 PM (MDT - USA)

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