Saleem Safi

Occupation:

Journalist

Designation: TV Anchor/Columnist
Institution / Org:

Geo Television

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Saleem Safi was born in District Mardan of Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa(Pakistan). He did his Bachelors from the University of Peshawar. After his studies he started his career as a reporter for NNI(News Network International) in Mardan. Based on his exceptional skills and keen eye for news he quickly rose to the post of Beauru Chief of NNI in the key city of Peshawar. As Beauru Chief he was covering all of Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, FATA and Afghanistan. He was one of the youngest people ever to hold that position. After a very successful and impact full time as a journalist he started writing columns for national newspapers. From 2000 to 2008 Saleem’s columns in Daily Mashriq, Daily Aaj and Daily Pakistan were not only widely read but widely hailed as bringing facts and in depth coverage of an emerging situation in the pre and post 9/11 scenario. Pakistani politics, foreign policy, Afghanistan and socio religious issues have all been discussed by him through his writings in more than one thousand columns. His in depth understanding of the issues in the region made him a valuable reservoir of knowledge specially in the post 9/11 context.

In 2004 Saleem’s first book, Afghanistan: The Role of US, Taliban and Pakistani Religious Parties, received wide spread acclaim and he became a successful author. He is in the process of writing his second book. Saleem also started in electronic media following the media boom in Pakistan. He hosted his own prime time Pushto talk show, Jirga from PTV Peshawar from 2002 to 2004. Due to popular demand he again started show but on PTV World, “Saleem Safi Kay Saath” in Urdu in 2005 from Islamabad, which he hosted till 2008. From 2007 to 2008 he also hosted a talk show, “Siyasat” on the Pushto language tv channel, Khyber.

At the end of 2008, he joined Pakistan’s largest media group Jang and Geo TV as an anchor, columnist and analyst. He is currently hosting a show with the name of Jirga, and writes in the News and Jang with the same name. Saleem’s talk shows and documentaries are widely seen across the country. He has conducted hard hitting interviews of many national and international leaders and stakeholders in the region such as Nawaz Sharif, Pervez Musharraf, Asif Ali Zardari, Hamid Karzai, Fazal-ur-Rehman, Gulbadin Hikmatyar, Burhanuddin Rabbani, Abdullah Abdullah and other political, religious and jihadi leaders. Saleem is working on new initiatives to further his work.



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Khalid Idris ( Al-Riyadh,Saudi arabia) Tuesday, November 11, 2014 2:30:33 PM (MDT - USA)
I would like just to say to Saleem Saafi, I read your columns some times when I find some from my tight schedule. Today, Nov 11, 2014 I red your column in Jhang urdu news paper. I really got hurt, no problem you can criticize him positively. But you are really biased, its proved by reading your this column. Now I have found that why Pakistan is not getting progress. May God Bless you. I will not give any hard word for you.

muhammad waqas ( rawalpindi,Pakistan) Tuesday, January 29, 2013 3:53:00 AM (MDT - USA)
well done

Engr. M. Tariq Khan ( Jeddah,Saudi arabia) Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:35:22 AM (MDT - USA)
Mr. saleem safi u are a tallented anchor,and a good analyst about overall pakistani politics,and a speciallist in Afghanistan ,FATA,and PAKHTUNKHAWA politics. The main thing for an anchor is to be non- allignt,but during t.v programmes mostly anchors take sides,which creates douts about their career.you are not amongst them.GOD BLESS YOU.

ijaz ali ( karachi,Papua New Guinea) Tuesday, May 04, 2010 5:24:53 AM (MDT - USA)
samal sir how are you from so many day we have not read ur coloum on ur web site as i have only this means to read ur comments on national and international news . dear sir if u dont mind and if u have time so plz sir it is requested and may be u can say its my idea that for ur reader u should give a book shape to ur all coloumes so it will very benificery for the student of politics and history sply ur coloumes on afghan issue thank you sir ijaz ali from swabi yaqubi presently karachi

Andrew Chermak ( Toledo, Ohio,United States) Tuesday, January 05, 2010 1:59:30 PM (MDT - USA)
Could you please tell me the date of your 2006 interview of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar? It must have been around December 20, 2006 but wasn’t broadcast on GEO TV until around January 11, 2007. Thank you sir.

Ezad ( Dubai,United arab Emirates) Sunday, September 20, 2009 12:30:42 PM (MDT - USA)
Slam sahb, Sahb you are doing well thats why i vote for you but with all the respects i have objection on the title of your programe because you know in our country people sit in jirgha and then only few people decide that we shall give vote for this candidate and people of whole tribe give vote for that candidate that is not fair each individual has a right to give vote ! its look you are also trying to influance the opinion of the people with your programme that doesnot fall in your job description as you need to give data, information or knowledge only, let them to decide please. Regards, Ezad Balouch

tahir ( quetta,Pakistan) Saturday, August 29, 2009 11:57:06 AM (MDT - USA)
sir i realy like ur prog. i sometime watch ur prog and read ur articles. im also host of current affair pushto time in ptv quetta center. basically im pushton but i want to be urdu compair as wel .lik u .sir what should i do how to improve my urdu like urs

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