The current chairman of the Pakistan Super League and an experienced Journalist Najam Sethi has received endorsements from the Pakistan Cricket Board which suggests him to be the next PCB Chairman at the expense of Shaharyar Khan whose three-year tenure ended on last Sunday. Sethi is the PCB Executive Committee Head currently and the election for the post of the New PCB Chairman will be held later in the week. Meanwhile, Sethi has emerged as the prime contender for the post as per reports from Dawn.
Former PCB Chairman Khalid Mahmood and retired Lt.Gen Tauqir Zia have both heaped praises on Najam who has done an outstanding work for the cricket board and Pakistan Super League. They also admitted that they earlier had reservations with Najam and his ideas. They further added that Najam has proved his mettle as an administrator with some exceptional works for the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Tauqir was in favour of Sethi’s nomination and termed him as the best choice to lead PCB?
Born in Lahore, Sethi studied Economics at the Government College and then pursued his master degree in economics from Clare College at the Cambridge University and then progressed as a PhD student. However, he joined a socialist movement for the rights of Baluchistan for which he was arrested in 1975 and was imprisoned for 3 years. He was discharged in 1978 and left politics for the good and went on to establish Vanguard Books, a progressive book publishing company.
In 1989 Sethi launched a new Independent English weekly newspaper in collaboration with his wife Jugnu Mohsin. He was arrested again in 1999 on the charges of treason before the Supreme Court ordered his release. In 2002, Sethi found Daily Times of Pakistan and served as its editor till 2009. He also worked as the Pakistan Correspondent of the Economist from 1990 to 2008.