Senior journalist Zafar Agha has been appointed as Editor-in-Chief of Qaumi Awaz by the Associated Journals Limited that plans to resume publication of its Urdu newspaper Qaumi Awaz.
According to a National Herald report, the digital version of the paper is to be launched this year.
Qaumi Awaz was once a known Urdu daily. However, in 2008 one of the pioneers of post-Independence daily Urdu-journalism, had temporarily suspended publication.
“Its absence was felt by Urdu readers across the country and we hope to fill the vacuum that this had left behind,” according to a press release.
He will be responsible for building and leading the team of Qaumi Awaz and its digital and related assets, said the report.
Zafar Agha is a known figure in the media world with nearly three decades of print and electronic media experience. A resident of Allahabad, he started his career in 1980 with the first Indian news magazine, Link. Over the years he worked with India’s leading publications, including The Business and Political Observer, India Today and The Patriot.
He has been writing columns both for national and foreign newspapers. His TV programme Guftagu on ETV (Urdu) was widely seen and perceived as the most watched programme in Urdu.