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Ghani Jafar
Ghani Jafar passed away on December 24 2016. He is succeeded by his daughters Mariem, Fatima and Zainab. Symbol opinion vote Comment: A number of the references are to generic web home pages. Please use the correct deep link.

Additionally some of the references are about things he has written or said. Let me try to explain. If he manufactured vacuum cleaners, the cleaners would be his work. A vacuum cleaner could not be a reference for him, simply because it is the product he makes. So it is with journalism (etc). However, a review of his work by others tends to be a review of him and his methods, so is a reference. So we need things about him

We require sourcing from significant coverage about him, and independent of him, and in WP:RS please Fiddle Faddle 18:14, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Symbol opinion vote Comment: To establish notability, we need sources about Ghani Jafar Malik, not by Ghani Jafar Malik. ~KvnG 03:22, 4 January 2014 (UTC)


Ghani Jafar Malik (غنی جعفر ملک) is a Pakistani journalist, author, editor, researcher and human rights activist. He began his career in 1967 from Rawapindi. Presently he is working as Director-Editor at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI)[1]. Ghani Jafar is son of Malik Jafar, who was a founding member of Pakistan People's Party[2] or PPP and part of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto's[3] first government holding the Minorities Affairs portfolio in the Cabinet.

Early Career

Ghani Jafar began his career as a lawyer. In 1976 he got enrolled at Rawalpindi Bar but after a short stint got an offer from the Iranian Air Force Language School[4] in Teheran to teach English. He began teaching English to Iranian military officers and at the same time worked part-time for daily Kayhan International. This was the time when the Iranian Revolution[5] overthrew the Reza Shah Pahlavi's monarchy in 1979. Ghani witnessed all the phases of the Revolution. On his return to Pakistan he joined a popular English language daily, The Muslim, as a reporter. But soon moved on to the newsdesk and became the City Editor. The Muslim's City Page gained popularity for outspoken articles like the City Diary and the Last Column.

STOP PRESS: Those were challenging times for independent journalists like Ghani Jafar. The authoritarian regime of late General Ziaul Haq[6] placed a censorship on the press and all pages of newspapers had to be "approved" by the Deputy Commissioner.[7] The DC ripped off the articles he didn't like and those pages had to be replenished by more compliant articles by the editors. But Ghani Jafar refused to re-paste more compliant articles and instead left those places blank with "STOP PRESS" slammed on them in bold fonts. This act of defiance sent a shrilling message to the military regime and it stopped taking off articles from newspaper pages.

Ghani Jafar is one of the best known English journalists in Pakistan but his rebellious nature brought him face to face with the media owners and the Pakistani state. Despite his capabilities as a journalist and his scope of knowledge, he was not given the status he deserved. Many journalists believe that was the reason he left journalism and went into academic research.

Ghani Jafar moved on to Institute of Regional Studies[8] or IRS where he worked as Research Analyst for five years. He jumped back into journalism joining Pakistan Observer[9] as Deputy Editor. After working as Diplomatic Correspondent for The National Press Trust he rejoined The Muslim in 1989 as Executive Editor and two years later as Editor of an outspoken weekly, Pulse[10].

Ghani Jafar went back to his research projects at the Institute of Regional Studies and stayed there for ten years except for early two years at the Institute of Strategic Studies (ISS). In 2007 he left for more research work at South Asian Strategic Stability Institute (SAASI) in London as Senior Visiting Fellow and Editor. But a year later he rejoined the Institute of Strategic Studies in Islamabad as Director-Editor.

Publications

Authored
Iran and the Bomb: Nuclear Club Busted; 2013, Pindori Books, Islamabad[11]
The Indus Valley: Moment of Truth; 2005, Redrose Publications, Islamabad[12]
Made in Hell: the Brahmanic-Talmudist Alliance; 2002, Redrose Publications, Islamabad[13]
The Sikh Volcano; 1987; Vanguard Publishers, Lahore[14]

Co-authored & Edited
Pakistan: Countering Global Terrorism; 2006, IRS, Islamabad
Elections in India (1984-85); 1987; Institute of Regional Studies (IRS), Islamabad

Co-edited
Jinnah as a Parliamentarian, 1976, Azfar Publishers, Islamabad

Contribution
Dev Raj Dahal and Nishchal Nath Panday (Editors), Comprehensive Security in South Asia, Comprehensive Security in South Asia; 2006, Manohar, New Delhi
The Storming of the Golden Temple, The Rise of Hindutva Fundamentalism; 2003, IRS, Islamabad: pp 294-441

Research Papers

- The Hindu-Sikh riots in Indian Punjab, Focus on Regional Issues, IRS, Islamabad, June 1982[15]
- Bombay Textile Workers’ Strike & its Impact on Trade Unionism, Focus, IRS, August 1982[16]
- Mrs Indira Gandhi’s Visit to the Soviet Union, Focus, IRS, October 1982[17]
- Martial Law in Bangladesh, Regional Studies, IRS, 1(1) Winter 1982: 5-18 (IPSA 34.3227)[17]
- Polls and Politics in Sri Lanka, Regional Studies, IRS, 1(2) Spring 1983: 17-73 (IPSA 34.3228)[18].
- Change in Indian South: the Success of Regional Alternatives, Regional Studies, IRS, 1(3) Summer 1983: 14-39 (IPSA 34.2619)[18]
- The Akali ‘Morcha’: an Assessment, Regional Studies, IRS, 1(4) Autumn 1983: 69-106 (IPSA 34.4206)[18]
- The Tamil Factor: Genesis and Prospects of the Indian Stake in Sri Lanka, Regional Studies, IRS, 2(2), Spring 1984: 25-64 (IPSA 34.5537)[18]
- The Indian Constitution: Myth of Federalism, Regional Studies, IRS, 2(3) Summer 1984: 64-109 (IPSA 35.2919)[18]
- Operation Bluestar: Resolving the Sikh Nationality Question?, Regional Studies, IRS, 3(1), Winter 1984: 72-135 (IPSA 35.4882)[18]
- India’s Eighth General Election, Regional Studies, IRS, 3(3), Summer 1985: 18-67 (IPSA 36.2838)[18]
- Elections in Indian Punjab, Regional Studies, IRS, 5(1), Winter 1986: 28-63[18]
- The West versus Muslims: Moment of Truth, Strategic Perspectives, Institute of Strategic Studies (ISS), Islamabad, 3(1&2), Winter 1994 & Spring 1995: 80-100[19]
- India’s Nuclear Programme: the Global Dimension, Islamabad Paper Series, ISS, July 1996[20]
- Kashmir and Palestine: Similar Solution to Similar Issues? Strategic Studies, ISS, 18(2&3) Winter 1995 & Spring 1996[21]
- India: Economic Reform and Liberalisation, Regional Studies, IRS, 16(1) Winter 1997[18]
- The Brahmanic-Talmudist Alliance: ‘Soul-Mates’ Come Together, Regional Studies, IRS, 20(2) Spring 2002: 3-65[18]
- India-Iran Economic Relations, Regional Studies, IRS, 21(4) Autumn 2003: 3-50[18]
- Determinants of South Asian Stability, Regional Studies, IRS, 23(1) Winter 2004-2005: 57-93 (IPSA 56 2502)[18]
- President’s Concept of ‘Enlightened Moderation’: Proposed Strategy, October 2004, IRS, Islamabad (restricted circulation)[18]
- GCC Comes of Age-I, Regional Studies, IRS, 24(1) Winter 2005-2006: 54-115 (IPSA 56 7728)[18]
- GCC Comes of Age, Regional Studies, IRS, 24(2) Spring 2006: 05-128[18]
- Iran: Unravelling the Global Nuclear Order, Regional Studies, IRS, 24(4) Autumn 2006: 3-75[18]
- China: From ‘Peaceful Development’ to ‘Peaceful Rise’ – the Southeast Asian Flank, Regional Studies, IRS, 25(3) Summer 2007: 3-34[18]
- Iranian Nuclear Crisis and the Gulf Sheikhdoms, Strategic Studies, the Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad, Vol. XXVIII, Summer and Autumn 2008, Nos. 2 and 3: 56-63[22]
- Pakistan-Iran Relations: The Security Scenario, Strategic Studies, the Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad, Vol. XXIII, Winter 2008, No. 4 and Vol. XXXIX, Spring 2009, No. 1: 15-24[23]
- Iran elections: a resounding victory for President Ahmadinejad, Strategic Studies, the Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad, Vol. XXIX, Summer and Autumn 2009, No. 2 and 3: 27-40[24]
- Iran, the West and ‘media terrorism,’ Strategic Studies, the Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad, Vol. XXXIX, Winter 2009, No. 4: 37-64[25]
- Evolution of international strategic configuration and Asia-Pacific security – a view from Pakistan, Strategic Studies, the Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad, Vol. XXX, Autumn and Winter 2010, Nos. 3 and 4: 7-16[26]
- China in an age of recession, Strategic Studies, the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad, Vol. XXXI, Spring and Summer 2011, Nos. 1 and 2: 1-8[27]
- Weekly column in daily Pakistan Today[28]

Presentations

  • Presented a paper on “Pakistan-India relations” in a meeting with scholars from the China Centre for Contemporary World Studies[29] (CCCWS) in Beijing on August 23, 2013
  • Presented a paper on The media and professional standards at the Seminar on Pakistan Media: Impact on Society and Foreign and Security Policy, organized by the Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad, February 22, 2011
  • Presented a paper on China in an age of recession, at the two-day International Seminar on Pakistan-China Relations – 2011: Year of Friendship, organized by the Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad, January 11-12, 2011
  • Presented a paper on Evolution of International Strategic Configuration and Asia-Pacific Security: a View from Pakistan, at the Third Xiangshan Forum, organized by the China Association for Military Science (CAMS), Beijing, China, October 21-24, 2010
  • Visited Beijing, China, as part of a three-member ISSI delegation to participate in a number of academic interactions with major Chinese think tanks, May 2009
  • Presented a paper on Pakistan-Iran Relations: the Security Scenario, at the Eighth ISSI-IPIS (the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad-Institute for Political and International Studies) Roundtable Dialogue at the IPIS, Tehran, Iran, April 13, 2009
  • Presented a paper on Peaceful Development and Security in the Asia Pacific Region at the International Forum of China Association for Military Science, Xiangshan-Beijing, October 2006
  • Presented a paper on Comprehensive Security in South Asia, at the Regional Workshop on Comprehensive Security in South Asia, jointly organized by the Institute of Foreign Affairs and Friedich-Ebert-Stiftung, Katmandu, Nepal, November 19, 2004
  • Presented a paper on Regional Peace and Stability: the Pipeline Promise at the IRS-IPIS joint forum at the Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS), Tehran, June 24, 2003
  • Visited NATO[30] (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and Shape (Supreme Headquarters of Allied Powers Europe), Belgium; August 1996
  • Member of academic delegation that visited China and Japan for a broad range interaction with their policy making institutions; May 1996
  • Visited USA as State Department’s guest on their ‘International Visitors Program,’ 1991
  • Visited Japan as a member of the press delegation accompanying the President of Pakistan, 1990
  • Participated in two international seminars organized by Marga Institute[31], Colombo, 1986
  • Member of Pakistan’s official delegation to international seminar on “Security of Small States”, organized by the Bangladesh Institute of International Strategic Studies[32] (BIISS), Dhaka 1985
  • Represented Pakistan in “International Seminar of Young Journalists”; Istanbul, Turkey, September 1981

References

Sources


"Nothing Quite like The Muslim Daily"
"Iran & the Bomb: Nuclear Club Busted"
"Asia-Pacific Centre for Security Studies"
Conspiracy theories and hate speech in the media
List of Publications at Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad

Category:Living people Category:Pakistani journalists Category:People from Islamabad Category:Defence and security analysts in Pakistan Category:List of Pakistani Journalists

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