Famous for investigating political scams and scandals, Rauf Klasra graduated from Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan and Goldsmiths, University of London. He belongs to a sub-tribe Jatt family from Southern Punjab
Famous for investigating political scams and scandals, Rauf Klasra graduated from Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan and Goldsmiths, University of London. He belongs to a sub-tribe Jatt family from Southern Punjab known as Klasra, mainly prevalent in Central and South Punjab of Pakistan.
He is working as Editor Investigation in Dunya News Television and Dunya newspaper. He files stories for both the paper and television whereas his column appears in Urdu weekly Akhbar-e-Jahaan and Dunya newspaper. He is also running a web paper called Topstoryonline.com. Rauf Klasra was earlier working with The News International where he filed many investigative stories which made headlines.
Some famous stories on Klasara’s credit are Sonia Naz Case, NICL Scam, RPP Scam. His most recent investigative story is the disbursements of funds by Raja Pervez Ashraf and settlement of 6 billion, scam by former MNA Anjum Aqeel Khan of PML-N. Both the stories were done on the show 'Kyun' hosted by Arshad Sharif. Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry took suo-moto on both the shows and initiated proceedings.
Rauf Klasra is a leading columnist of Urdu language and has authored two books. He started his career as a reporter for Daily Dawn and was later moved to Islamabad office of Dawn. He left Dawn to move to The News and started writing columns for Jang and Akhbar-e-Jahan as well. Later he moved to The Express Tribune as Editor Investigations.
Klasra is currently working in Dunya Television as Editor Investigations where he is heading the Investigations department. He frequently appears on all local television channels as a political analyst and is famous for talking a bold, unique and unpopular stance on complex issues.
He is also the co-anchor of a morning news show on Dunya TV called Khabar Yeh Hai, where he frequently gives out political scams and financial scandals. Rauf Klasra has won the APNS best reporter of the year award multiple times.
His is known in the journalistic community as a reporter who without evidence will never give a story. He has been hailed by the Supreme Court of Pakistan multiple times for bringing to notice issues of public interest.