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Imtiaz Piracha

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Karachi, Pakistan

Socioeconimic issues, travel, music, personality interviews, book reviews,
entrepreneurship have been the subjects of dozens of articles published in top
publications of Pakistan.

Lived in Baghdad, Iraq, up to the age of eleven.

After attending the Pakistan Military Academy Kakul, graduated from Karachi
University with economics, political science, and history (1976). Attended more
than twenty courses and workshops in Pakistan, London, Singapore and USA,
including full semesters in Marketing and Business Communications at IBA
Karachi. Completed distant learning course, ‘Nonfiction Article Writing’, conducted
by Writer’s Digest, USA. Speak fluent Arabic some French, and proficient in Urdu
and English. Qualified in Journalism subject in Pakistan Central Superior Services
examinations (BA Honours standard).

Had feasibility study carried out for launching Reader’s Digest in Urdu language and
presented reports at their headquarters in Pleasantville, N.Y. USA. Edited a
monthly, Neighbourhood for two years, published over a 100 articles in periodicals
including Dawn, The News, The Friday Times and Humsafar (Pakistan International
Airline’s in-flight magazine). Subjects included: travel, socio-economics, business,
management, global issues, parapsychology, music, personality interviews and
book-reviews. Contributed a fortnightly column to the daily, The News, titled
‘Entrepreneur’.

A founder member, later elected President of Karachi chapter of Toastmasters
International, a USA based not-for-profit, communication and leadership
development club.

Over thirty years of working experience in Pakistan and overseas, with International
and private organizations. International Trading, Logistics, General Management,
and Marketing/sales are main areas of expertise. Worked as export consultant.
Presently, the exclusive representative in Pakistan for two New Zealand companies
trading in raw sheep wool. Since the last four years, also running a bookstore,
Good Books, in Karachi.

Hobbies included: photography, playing sitar, traveling, parachuting, and reading.

Interests: Reading, travel, Indian classical music, photography

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes