Mohsin Raza Naqvi

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Syed Mohsin Raza Naqvi
سید محسن رضا نقوي
Chief Minister of Punjab
Assumed office
22 January 2023
GovernorMuhammad Baligh Ur Rehman
Preceded byChaudhry Pervaiz Elahi
Personal details
Born (1978-10-28) 28 October 1978 (age 45)
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Alma materGovernment College University, Lahore
OccupationMedia mogul
Known forOwner of City Media Group

Syed Mohsin Raza Naqvi (Urdu: سید محسن رضا نقوي; born 28 October 1978) is a Pakistani media mogul who is the owner of City Media Group.[1] He is serving as the incumbent caretaker Chief Minister of Punjab since 22 January 2023.[2]

Early life and Media career[edit]

Naqvi was born on October 28, 1978, in the city of Lahore, in the Punjab province and did his primary education at Crescent Model School in Lahore.[3]

He graduated from Government College University (GCU) Lahore and moved to the United States for further studies in media sciences.[4]

He reportedly stayed in the coastal metropolis city of Miami, joined the multinational cable news CNN as a producer, and became the youngest Regional Head of South Asia after returning to Pakistan.[5][4]

He later founded City Media Group in 2009 with C42 as its first television channel which was later re-branded as City 42.[5] Currently he is running six TV Channels and one newspaper; including 24 News Channel, Rohi Channel for Saraiki Belt and a popular channel of Faisalabad city C41. He has also started Channel 21 from Karachi. His Urdu News Channel C44 is also working in UK.[5]

Chief Minister of Punjab[edit]

Naqvi was one of the two nominees suggested by Hamza Shehbaz, Leader of the Opposition Punjab Assembly.[6] The appointment of Naqvi as caretaker CM was later made by Election Commission of Pakistan during a meeting chaired by Chief Election Commissioner, Sikander Sultan Raja after an unusual delay and constant deadlock between the previous provincial government and the opposition over the nominees after the dissolution of the Punjab Assembly.[7] On 31st Jan, 2023,


  1. ^ "Media mogul made caretaker CM of Punjab". The Business Recorder (newspaper). 23 January 2023. Retrieved 27 January 2023.
  2. ^ Irfan Sadozai (22 January 2022). "Mohsin Naqvi sworn in as Punjab caretaker chief minister". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 22 January 2023.
  3. ^ "Syed Mohsin Naqvi: Who is the new caretaker CM Punjab?". Daily Pakistan (newspaper). 22 January 2023. Retrieved 23 January 2023.
  4. ^ a b "ECP picks Mohsin Naqvi for Punjab caretaker CM slot". Dunya News. 22 January 2023. Retrieved 27 January 2023.
  5. ^ a b c Abdullah Niazi (15 July 2019). "How a 30 year old became a media tycoon". Profit by Pakistan Today. Retrieved 27 January 2023.
  6. ^ "Hamza unveils two names for interim Punjab CM". The Express Tribune (newspaper). 17 January 2023. Retrieved 27 January 2023.
  7. ^ "ECP names Mohsin Naqvi as caretaker CM for Punjab". Dawn (newspaper). 22 January 2023.