Javed Chaudhry

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Born (1968-01-01) January 1, 1968 (age 54)
Lala Musa, Gujrat District, Pakistan
Alma materIslamia University Bahawalpur
  • Journalist
  • Columnist
Years active1991 - present
EmployerExpress News
Notable work
Zero Point
TelevisionKal Tak

Javed Chaudhry is a Pakistani columnist,[1] YouTuber, and journalist who has been hosting the Kal Tak show on Express News (Pakistan) since 2008.[2] He also writes Urdu columns on various topics in his Zero Point series in the Daily Express (Urdu newspaper).[3][4]

Personal life

Javed Chaudhry was born on January 1, 1968 in Lala Musa, Gujarat District, Pakistan. He graduated from the Islamia University of Bahawalpur with degree in Mass Communication.[5] He later on went to Johns Hopkins University and Columbia University.[6][7]


Javed Chaudhry started journalism in 1991, with work on Daily Ummat and Daily Khabrain.[5] He has been writing Urdu columns since 1997 under the header Zero Point. In 1997, he joined Daily Jang as a columnist. All Pakistan Newspapers Society declared him The Best Urdu Columnist of 1997 and 1998.[8] He left Jang[6] and joined Express News (TV channel) in 2006, and has been hosting a political talk show titled Kal Tak since 2008.[9][10][11] Since 2010, he has also been writing English language columns for The Express Tribune.[12]
During his career, Javed has interviewed some of the prominent personalities,[13][14] such as Malala Yousafzai,[15] former president of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf,[16] Shah Mahmood Qureshi,[13] Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf[17] and Co-chair Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.[18]


Title Publisher Publication year Pages ISBN Ref
Zero Point 1 ‎ Ilm o Irfan Publishers, Lahore 2000 320 [19]
Zero Point 2 Ilm o Irfan Publishers, Lahore 2005 312 [19]
Gaye Dino Ke Suraj Romail Publications, Rawalpindi 2010 280 [20]
Zero Point 3 Ilm o Irfan Publishers, Lahore 2010 328 [19]
Zero Point 4 Ilm o Irfan Publishers, Lahore 2010 320 [19]
Zero Point 5 Ilm o Irfan Publishers, Lahore 2015 400 [19]
Kal Tak 2015 400 [19]
Zero Point 6 Ilm o Irfan Publishers, Lahore 2015 400 [19]


  • All Pakistan Newspapers Society Best Columnist of Pakistan award (1997-98)[5]
  • Nominated for Agahi Award 2020.[21]

Controversies and criticism

Javed Chaudhry has faced criticism on multiple accounts. In 2012, he was accused of Victim blaming, on basis of his April 1 column in the Urdu newspaper Daily Express. In 2018, in his satirical article, he claimed that Bushra Bibi married Imran Khan, after being directed by the Prophet in a dream. Bushra blatantly rejected this claim.[22][23][24] Javed was also criticized for doing nothing, during popular stand-off between Qadir Mandokhail and Firdous Ashiq Awan which led to Awan slapping Mandokhail, in his show.[25][26] In 2019, he published alleged interview of by-then National Accountability Bureau|NAB chairman Javed Iqbal (judge, born 1946)|Javed Iqbal in his column published on Daily Express (Urdu newspaper),[27] which NAB called fake and untrue.[28]


  1. Reporter, A. (2013-03-04). "Threat to TV anchor". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 2022-01-18.
  2. "Javed Chaudhry Scandal Who Is Famous Columnist Of Pakistan". Retrieved 27 June 2021.
  3. "Zero Point". Javedch.com. Javed Chaudhry. Retrieved 27 June 2021.
  4. "Pakistan pays back $1b Saudi loan". The Express Tribune. 2020-08-06. Retrieved 2022-01-18.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "Javed Chaudhry". 31 March 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Journalist Javed Chaudhry Biography". Folder. 3 February 2018. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
  7. "Pakistan's Top 10 Highest Paid Anchors". Siasat.pk News Blog. 11 March 2022. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
  8. "Javed Chaudhry | Pride of Pakistan | Journalist | PrideOfPakistan.com". prideofpakistan.com. Retrieved 2022-01-18.
  9. "Javed Chaudhry's Facebook page crosses one million likes". The Express Tribune. 2014-05-31. Retrieved 2022-01-18.
  10. "'Kuttay ke bacha,'Firdous Awan gets out of hand on live broadcast". The Express Tribune. 2021-06-10. Retrieved 2022-01-18.
  11. "Bol fiasco: Media cannot be judged by a single case, says Talat". The Express Tribune. 2015-05-26. Retrieved 2022-01-18.
  12. "Javed Chaudhry, Author at The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 2022-01-18.
  13. 13.0 13.1 "Heated argument mars Qureshi's interview with Javed Chaudhry". The Current. 2 October 2019. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
  14. "Bol fiasco: Media cannot be judged by a single case, says Talat". The Express Tribune. 26 May 2015. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
  15. "Malala Yousafzai in Kal Tak Show Of Express News by Javed Chaudhry -". 13 March 2014. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
  16. "Exclusive interview: Musharraf hits back at Shahid Aziz". The Express Tribune. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
  17. "Kayani's term as COAS should not be extended: Imran Khan | The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 12 September 2013. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
  18. "Bilawal warns against hasty lockdown exit". The Express Tribune. 14 April 2020. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 19.6 Chaudhry, Javed (چودھری، جاوید) (2009). "Zero point 1-6 (زیورو پوائنٹ 6-1)". Abdullah Academy (عبداللہ اکیڈمی), Ilm-o-Irfan Publishers (علم و عرفان پبلشرز). Retrieved 7 May 2022.
  20. Gai Dino Ke Suraj (chand Interviews, Chand Mazameen).
  21. "Javed Chaudhary – AGAHI AWARDS". Retrieved 6 May 2022.
  22. "Who's Khawar Farid Maneka and why Bushra took divorce from him". Daily Times. 10 January 2018. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
  23. "Bushra Bibi refutes senior journalists' claims over marriage with Imran Khan". Daily Pakistan Global. 28 September 2018. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
  24. "Javed Chaudhry should feel at least "some" shame. Bushra Bibi denied any dream regarding IK". PakDestiny. 16 January 2018. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
  25. "TV anchor Javed Chaudhry gives his reaction after severe criticism". BaaghiTV English. 11 June 2021. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
  26. "After Sialkot AC, Dr Awan operates upon PPP MNA in operating theatre of Javed Chaudhry". Daily Times. 10 June 2021. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
  27. "NAB Chairman's removal: a legal conundrum". www.geo.tv. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
  28. "NAB says chairman didn't give any interview to journalist". www.thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 6 May 2022.

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