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Gibran Peshimam

Political Editor, The Express Tribune (Pakistan-based English daily)

A child of the media revolution in Pakistan, Gibran joined print journalism ('is there any other kind,' he scoffs) full-time in 2006 after graduating from the University of Toronto, where he got an honours degree specialising in Political Science.

He joined The News International, the English daily of the Pakistan's largest media group, Jang, which also owns the country's most-watched television channel, Geo News, and influential Urdu paper, Jang. Before joining, Gibran had already been writing political editorials and columns for the paper while in his final year of university.

At the time of his joining, the media in Pakistan, particularly Jang, had been going through a decisive phase, which ultimately brought it on a collision course with the country's then military dictator, President General Pervez Musharraf – a conflict that saw President Musharraf ousted, and a return of democracy.

Gibran worked there until 2010, resigning from his post of City Editor, Karachi. After resigning, Gibran joined Pakistan's newest English daily, The Express Tribune, which is the publishing partner of International Herald Tribune, the global edition of The New York Times.

He is currently the Political Editor, looking after the exclusive political content of the paper. The paper and Gibran pride themselves on cutting edge journalism, which includes heavy use of layout, visuals and the web.