Introduction

The influence of Pakistanis abroad is difficult to quantify. The economic changes are the most visible signs for most people but many people also expend considerable energy and vitality in helping to create a better life for everyone

Javed Zaheer


Professional Achievements


The influence of Pakistanis abroad is difficult to quantify. The economic changes are the most visible signs for most people but many people also expend considerable energy and vitality in helping to create a better life for everyone through their social, communal and cultural activities. Such work is invaluable but often invisible to the majority.

Nevertheless there are many selfless individuals pursuing these interests recognising the greater good shall be served by their endeavours. Javed Zaheer, who is a Canadian Pakistani, has done exceptional work in the promotion and development of Pakistan and the Pakistani community in Canada.

Aside from his exemplary work for the community he is a Professional Freelance Journalist. He is the Honorary Editor of English Weekly 'Pakistan Abroad' in Canada. He has been as Senior Sub-Editor of Daily DAWN, Karachi from 1986-1999. Javed has been associated with Journalism since 1974 and believes in fierce and free expression.

Javed Zaheer is the winner of 'Free Expression Award 2006' awarded by National Ethnic Press & Media Council of Canada (NEPMCC). Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario, Canada presented NEPMCC award to him. He is also the Member/Honorary Director of NEPMCC. Also the winner of Desi Idol Recognition Award, Javed Zaheer is Veteran Active Member (VAM) of Toronto Press Club.

He is Ex-Member of The National Club and The Ontario Club,  ex-Chief Editor (Honorary) of English Weekly 'The Ambassador', Canada, ex-Chief Editor (Honorary) of English Weekly 'DAWN', Canada, Chairman, CANOPI, Director of Children Dignity Foundation (CDF) Canada & Pakistan and Director, Canpak, Chamber of Commerce, and Director Information, Pak Seniors Forum (PSF). He is contributing purely on Voluntary and Honorary Basis in order to serve all people and communities.

Javed Zaheer, who gained his Master (MA) Degree in International Relations is also Council Member of Karachi Press Club and is serving the community and humanity on voluntary basis as a Freelance Journalist since 1999.