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A veteran journalist, Jan has worked for several major media organisations in the country, and has been fiercely critical of the Pakistani government, security establishment, and judiciary. He currently runs his own YouTube channel. In 2018, Jan was removed from Waqt Television, where he worked as an anchor, reportedly due to pressure from security agencies. A year before, a brick was hurled at his car while he was driving near Islamabad. Jan, 51, has long been covering the country’s legal affairs, and was noticed for his spirited reporting of Supreme Court proceedings against Justice Faiz Isa– a fellow judge of the top court known for pronouncing strong judgments against Pakistan’s military establishment. Justice Isa, who is slated to become Chief Justice of Pakistan in 2023, had been accused in a May 2019 reference by Pakistani President Arif Alvi of “concealing his properties in the United Kingdom allegedly held in the name of his wife and children”– charges that were seen by many as an attempt by the military of stopping Isa from reaching the top judicial office. The apex court quashed the case in June 2021.
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Matiullah Jan is host of an investigative/talk show 5 days a week at Waqt TV. A special correspondent for Supreme Court and legal affairs. Pioneered a first ever investigative TV show on Dawn TV focusing on unethical and corrupt practices of Pakistan media. He also writes columns for Daily The Nation and a regular Monday column in Urdu language daily Nawaiwaqt on national socio-political issues. A keen former media activist with background of media law reforms, research and training having worked for Internews (2003-2006). Voluntary member/chairman Board of Trustees of local media support non-profit organization Intermedia. Active in journalists union politics having twice contested for presidentship of National Press Club Islamabad at the head of Jago group. Published a first ever White Paper on illegal and fake voters memberships exposing over a thousand members in over 3300 strong National Press Club Islamabad. A Chevening Scholar with educational qualifications of Masters in International Journalism from City University, London. Won PTV National Award for best news reporting for the year 1999-2000. Also a Masters in Defense and Strategic Studies, Quaid e Azam University, Islamabad. Three and a half years of military training as cadet in Pakistan Military Academy Kakul, Abbottabad (1986-88). Also worked with Radio Pakistan, The Frontier, NNI, PTV, Reuters TV, Dawn TV.