THE writer is a veteran journalist with over 46 years standing in the profession. He also taught journalism classes at University of the Punjab as part-time lecturer in 1957-58 and then in the mid-1980s. Starting his career as a sub-editor in the now-defunct Civil & Military Gazette, Lahore, in 1948, he shifted to The Pakistan Times about five years later, where he stayed for 33 years. During the last about eight years in The Pakistan Times, he handled The Magazine as its editor. In 1986, the Nawa-e-Waqt Publications hired him as Magazine Editor of The Nation, which started its publication soon after. He may thus legitimately claim to be among the founding editors of The Nation. He retired from The Nation after serving it for eight years and a half in early 1995. He then settled for private study, concentrating most of the time on the Quran, but not neglecting books on other religions, including the Bible, as also politics and history Muslim, European, and American. The writer did his masters in philosophy from Government College, Lahore (Punjab University), in 1945 and worked as a lecturer in philosophy for some time at Zamindar College, Gujrat.