About the author

Javed Jabbar is Chairman and Chief Executive, JJ Media (Pvt.) Ltd., Karachi, Pakistan.  The firm is dedicated to producing distinctive content for diverse media.

A former Senator & Federal Minister of Pakistan, he takes an active interest in diverse fields including international affairs, voluntary work for rural and urban development, the environment, social issues and mass media. 

He is associated with conflict resolution and co-operation initiatives between Pakistan and India and in South Asia and is a member of the longest-running (non-media reported) Pakistan-India Track-II process known as the Neemrana Dialogue (since 1992).

voluntary work

Organizations being served on a voluntary basis as of 1st January 2014 :

1.  Baanhn Beli : founding president, 1985.

2.  SOS Children’s Villages of Sindh / SOS Children’s Villages of Pakistan : co-founder, Sindh,Chairman, Advisory Council, Sindh; Chairman, Jamshoro Village Committee ; Chairman,Khairpur Village Committee ,Member, National Board of Governors : 1982, 2006, 2011.

3. Social Policy and Development Centre : co-founder; Vice Chairman, 1994.

4. Strengthening Participatory Organization : co-founder; past Chairman; Member, Board of Directors, 1994.

5. Social Development Enterprise : co-founder and Chairman, 2013.

6. Pakistan National Committee of International Union for Conservation of Nature : Chairman, 2014-15.

7. Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency (PILDAT): Resource person, 2004.

8. PILDAT Democracy Assessment Group : Member; occasional Chairman, 2009.

9. PILDAT Civil-Military Dialogue Group : Member; occasional Chairman,2005.

10. PILDAT Electoral Reforms Group : Member; occasional Chairman, 2009.

Previous Books


Beyond The Last Mountain

A collector’s item! “This book in 2001 is as novel as the film was in 1976”
Here is the engrossing,readable story of a unique film–and how it was made! This is the first book of its kind in Pakistan:it contains an orignalscreenplay,the actual script as filmed,withstills,and an Introduction exclusively written for the book,alongwith comments by actors,artists and critics.
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Storms and Rainbows

"far reaching dimensions ...
.... has detailed depth on many diverse subjects...”
                                Farooq Leghari, former President of Pakistan
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Bridges or Barriers?

Indigenous languages print media in South Asia. Transcripted record of the Karachi Conference April 2002
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