Top journalist Nadeem Malik resigns Samaa TV

Top journalist Nadeem Malik resigns Samaa TV

LAHORE – Pakistani journalist Nadeem Malik quit Samaa TV on Friday after his years of association with the private TV channel.

The former host of Samaa’s flagship current affairs programme, *Live With Nadeem Malik*, announced his resignation on Twitter.

Before joining Samaa, the 50-year-old worked for AAJ TV as Director Programmes and hosted the leading daily talk show *Islamabad Tonight*.

Malik also served as the Bureau Chief of Islamabad for CNBC Pakistan and hosted talk show News Guru. He has longstanding associations with news organizations and business journals. He has contributed to dozens of local and international news journals as a freelancer, including BBC Online, Asia Times, The News International.

As a host, he has conducted several discussion programs featuring leading politicians, economists and other professionals. He covered the 2002, 2008 and 2013 General elections and the Parliamentary sessions for elections of the Prime Minister and Speakers. He has been an analyst and commentator for many current affairs programs for various international TV and Radio channels, before joining CNBC Pakistan in 2005.

He was one of the few senior journalists who conducted programme for PTV News and Current Affairs Channel and Radio Pakistan before the advent of private news channels in the country. He hosted *News Morning* and *News Night* for PTV, which were leading talk shows of that time.

Malik interviewed many international leaders, including American Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga, Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, and Afghan President Hamid Karzai, and had interviewed almost all Pakistani Presidents and Prime Ministers since 1990.