Zahid Malik retired as a Joint Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of Pakistan. Having done Masters in Mass Communications in 1960 and on the back of a rich experience he gained during his civil services, he launched his own publication house in 1978. At present, he is the editor-in-chief and publisher of the prestigious English newspaper, Pakistan Observer – mainly published from Islamabad. Malik has authored over a dozen books and written over 2000 articles and comments. He has also delivered over 100 lectures abroad on varied subjects to a wide range of audience. His publication on Public Relations was awarded with Writers Guild first prize in 1979 and is being taught in Mass Communication Departments of various universities in Pakistan. He serves as a chairman of Nazariya Pakistan Council (NPC) and International Seerat Center, a forum for the projection of teachings of the last prophet (PBUH). In recognition of his journalistic practices and his monumental work promoting the ideology of Pakistan’s, he was conferred for the prestigious Sitara-e-Imtiaz.