Khalid Hasan (خالد حسن) is a senior Pakistani journalist and writer. He was born in Srinagar, Kashmir. He began his long career in journalism and writing with The Pakistan Times, Lahore as senior reporter and columnist in 1967. He was asked by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto on taking office in December 1971 to join him as his first press secretary. He went on to spend five years in the country’s foreign service, with postings in Paris, Ottawa and London. He resigned in protest when the Bhutto government was overthrown by Gen. Zia-ul-Haq and worked in London with the Third World Foundation and the Third World Media before leaving to join the newly-established OPEC News Agency (OPECNA) in Vienna, Austria, where he stayed for 10 years. He returned to Pakistan briefly in 1991 where he worked as a freelance journalist for the next two years. He moved to Washington DC in 1993 and worked out of there as US correspondent for The Nation, Lahore. From 1997 to 2000 he was in Pakistan as head of the Shalimar Television Network. He returned to Washington in 2000 as special correspondent of the Associated Press of Pakistan, which he left to join Daily Times and The Friday Times, Lahore in 2002. He continues to work as the correspondent and columnist of these two publications in Washington. Khalid Hasan is a prolific writer and translator. He has published over 40 books, in Pakistan and abroad. They are:
Eleven collections of reportage, political, literary and social writings.
1.A Mug’s Game, Pub. Ghulam Ali & Sons, Lahore (1968) 2.The Crocodiles are here to Swim, Pub. The Pakistan Times Press, Lahore (1970) 3.Scorecard, Pub. Wajidalis, Lahore (1984) 4.Give us Back our Onions, Vanguard, Lahore (1986) 5.The Umpire Strikes Back, Vanguard, Lahore (1988) 6.Private View, Sang-e-Meel Publications, Lahore (1991) 7.Question Time, Vanguard, Lahore (1993) 8.The Fourth Estate, Vanguard, Lahore (1995) 9.The Return of the Onion, Book Traders, Lahore (1996) 10. Remembrances – personal reminiscences, Vanguard, Lahore, ISBN 969-402-352-1 (2001) 11. Rearview Mirror: four memoirs, Alhamra, Islamabad (2002)
12.Politics of the People (3 vols.), the collected speeches and writings of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Pakistan Publications, Rawalpindi (1973) 13.Muhammad Ali Jinnah, a centenary tribute, Embassy of Pakistan, London (1976) 14.The Unicorn and the Dancing Girl, the poetry of Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Allied Publishes, New Delhi, ISBN 969-8059-00 3 (1988) 15.Memories of Jinnah, reminiscences of K.H. Khurshid, Oxford University Press, Karachi, ISBN 0 19 577406 X (1989) 16.Kashmir Holocaust, Kashmir Liberation Cell,Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir (1992) 17.Pakistan Rules the World: winning the world cricket cup, Cricket Writers Forum, Islamabad (1993) 18.Azadi: Kashmir Freedom Struggle, 1924-98, Vanguard, Lahore (1999) 19. Zia Sarhadi’s Unfinished Memoir (under publication) 20. Qurratualain Hyder ke Khat ek Dost ke Naam (Urdu), Aaj Books, Karachi, ISBN 21. Jammu, a city that was, Sang-e-Meel, Lahore (2003)
Translations (from Urdu and Punjabi into English)
22.Nothing but the Truth, short stories from Pakistan, Vikas, New Delhi, ISBN 0-7069-2128-3 (1982) 23.The Prisoner by Fakhar Zaman, Allied Publishers, New Delhi (1984) 24.The Lost Seven and Dead Man’s Tale by Fakhar Zaman, Ajanta Publications, New Delhi ISBN 81-202-0249 X(1989) 25.Kingdom’ End, selected stories of Saadat Hasan Manto, Verso, London, ISBN 0-86091-183-7 (1987) 26.The Tragedy of Afghanistan by Raja Anwar, Verso, London, ISBN0-86091-208-6 (1988) 27.Partition, the 1947 stories of Saadat Hasan Manto, Viking, New Delhi, ISBN 0-670-83996-5 (1991) 28.Hotel Moenjodaro, the stories of Ghulam Abbas, Penguin, New Delhi, ISBN 0-14-026121-4 (1996) 29.Mottled Dawn - Saadat Hasan Manto’s Partition writings, Penguin, New Delhi, ISBN 0-14-027212-7 (1997) 30.The Terrorist Prince, the life and death of Murtaza Bhutto by Raja Anwar, Verso, London, ISBN 1859848869 (1997) 31.Stars from Another Sky - Manto’s Bombay Cinema of the 1940s, Penguin, New Delhi, (1998 ) 32.Manto’s World (Two Vols), Sang-e-Meel, Lahore, ISBN 969-35-1089-5 (2000) 33. The Women’s Quarter and other Stories by Ghulam Abbas, Alhamra, Islamabad, ISBN 969-516-023-9 (2000) 34. A Wet Afternoon – Selected fiction and non-fiction of Saadat Hasan Manto, Alhamra, Islamabad, ISBN 969-516-040-9 (2001) 35. Letters to Uncle Sam by Saadat Hasan Manto, Alhamra, Islamabad, ISBN969-516-047-6 36. Memory Lane to Jammu 37. Memories of Fatima Jinnah by Sorayya Khurshid, Govt. of Pakistan (2003) 38. O City of Lights, the poetry of Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Oxford University Press, Karachi 2006 39. Selected Stories of Saadat Hasan Manto, Penguin Modern Classics, New Delhi (2007) 4o. Stop Press by Inam Aziz, Oxford University Press, Karachi (2007) 41. Bitter Fruit, The best of Saadat Hasan Manto,Penguin, New Delhi (2008)
42. Stylebook: a guide for writing simple and correct English, Alhamra, Islamabad (2002)