Author: Mohsin Zaheer

Bio: Mohsin Zaheer is a Pakistani-American journalist and editor based in New York whose work spans two decades. He won the New York Community Media Alliance’s Ippies Award in 2009 and has been the beneficiary of numerous Pakistani-American awards. Zaheer joined Daily Khabrain, Lahore (the Urdu-language newspaper with the largest circulation in Pakistan) in 1989 as staff reporter, eventually becoming the Deputy Editor of Reporting. Zaheer moved to the U.S. in 1999 and joined the staff of Sada-e-Pakistan, an Urdu-language weekly, as Editor and set a new trend for Pakistani-American media by reporting on local issues and activities taking place in the U.S. He covered the 9/11 attacks, wide raging issues within the Pakistani-American community in a post 9/11 era, and the relationship between the U.S. and Pakistan. Zaheer also launched the Pakistani American community's first online newspaper in 1996, “The Pakistani Newspaper” (, and continues to contribute news stories and columns to Daily Khabrain, Lahore. Zaheer earned his Master degree in Political Science and History from the University of Punjab in Lahore, Pakistan.


Podcast: Immigrants Seek a Constructive Role in US-Pakistan Crisis

Posted on: 21 Dec 2011

Relations between the U.S. and Pakistan are at an all time low, presenting challenges for Pakistani immigrants in the U.S. In this Feet in Two Worlds podcast, Pakistani-American journalist Mohsin Zaheer talks about immigrants torn between their native country and their adopted home.

The Controversy Over Park51 Front and Center on 10 Year Anniversary of 9/11

Posted on: 12 Sep 2011

Protestors for and against building an Islamic community center and mosque near the World Trade Center site rallied outside of Ground Zero on the ten year anniversary of 9/11.

‘Cricket Diplomacy’ Between NYPD and Pakistani Diplomats

Posted on: 06 Sep 2011

At a time when diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Pakistan are tense, local law enforcement and Pakistani diplomats based in NYC tried to find common ground and friendship through a national pastime. Reporter Mohsin Zaheer brings us a video report.

Hidden Costs of Calling Cards Weigh Heavily on Immigrant Consumers

Posted on: 09 Aug 2011

Many immigrants use calling cards to stay in touch with family and friends back home. And while government agencies try to police the industry, calling card users still encounter undisclosed fees and charges for calls that never went through.

Moving On: Imam Rauf and Daisy Khan No Longer Associated with Ground Zero Mosque Effort

Posted on: 02 Aug 2011

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf and his wife Daisy Khan have distanced themselves from the renewed effort to build a mosque and Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero.

Lower Power FM Radio Could Offer Immigrant Communities New Way to Communicate

Posted on: 17 Jun 2011

The Federal Communications Commission may begin accepting new applications for LPFM licenses next year. But the level of awareness of this communications resource is “pretty low” in immigrant communities.

Pakistani Immigrants and Muslim Groups in the U.S. Welcome Bin Laden’s Death

Posted on: 02 May 2011

A wave of relief, as Pakistani Americans and organizations representing Muslim Americans react to the death of Osama bin Laden.

Immigrants Show Support for Pro-Democracy Protests in Bahrain

Posted on: 05 Apr 2011

Arab Americans and their supporters protested in front of the UN building and the Saudi Arabian Consulate in New York to support Bahrani Shiites. Fi2W’s Mohsin Zaheer prepared a video report on the demonstration.

Muslim Americans To Demonstrate Against Congressional ‘Radicalization’ Hearings

Posted on: 04 Mar 2011

Muslim Americans are protesting congressional hearings on the “radicalization of American Muslims” scheduled for March 10. Meanwhile, Park51 opponents are screening a “documentary” purporting to show the dangers of a proposed Islamic cultural center in lower Manhattan.

Video: Arab Immigrants in NY Demonstrate in Support of Uprisings in Middle East

Posted on: 28 Feb 2011

Immigrants from the Middle East and North Africa demonstrated in front of the United Nations on Friday to show support for the uprisings in their homelands.