Nadeem F. Paracha

Nadeem F. Paracha

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Nadeem Farooq Paracha (), (born February 6, 1967, in Karachi), is a left-liberal Pakistani journalist, cultural critic, satirist and short story writer.

Early life

<!-- Unsourced image removed: -->His father, Farooq Paracha, was a Socialist journalist hailing from the Attock District (Makhad) in the north of the Punjab and a staunch supporter of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).

Nadeem F. Paracha received his early education at the Kabul American School in Afghanistan from 1970 till 1974. His father was based as a journalist in Kabul reporting for the pro-PPP Urdu daily, Musawaat.

He returned to Pakistan in 1974 and joined the prestigious Karachi Grammar School from where he completed his O Levels in 1983. He then joined Saint Patrick's College in 1984 from where he did his Bachelors degree in Commerce in 1986. It was here that he actively joined student politics, first by joining the Peoples Students Federation, the student wing of the Pakistan Peoples Party and then forming the St. Pats Socialist Students Federation. He was arrested a number of times for agitating against the right-wing government of General Zia and for writing and distributing anti-state literature.

After leaving college, Paracha traveled to India for many months. He returned to Pakistan and joined the University of Karachi as a Masters student of Political Science in 1988. He...
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