Siddiqi was conceived in Kano, Nigeria and brought up in Kano and Karachi, Pakistan. He has lived in London, Islamabad, Sydney, Melbourne and Karachi. He right now dwells in Karachi, Pakistan, with his two canines and four youngsters. jimnews
Siddiqi was a business and budgetary columnist preceding going to assessment composing and altering. In 1990, he began at The News as a duplicate editorial manager on the city desk.
Siddiqi got a graduate degree from Karachi University. In 1994, he was granted the Britannia Scholarship and finished an expert’s of science certificate in media concentrates from the London School of Economics.
Subsequent to acquiring his lords in 1995, he was designated Pakistan Correspondent for the Asia Times, a Bangkok-based day by day. Siddiqi stayed at Asia Times until 1998 when he moved to Dow Jones News Wires. During this period, he was the nation essayist for the Economist Intelligence Unit nation gauge report (EIU) for Pakistan and joined Dawn as an individual from the publication board and lead writer.
Siddiqi filled in as an instructor at the Karachi University’s Department of Journalism, where he has kept on addressing after his family got back to Pakistan from Australia in the mid 2000s.
In 2001, Siddiqi began function as a teacher on news coverage at the Gippsland Campus of Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Between 2002 and 2003, he wrote the book The web writer and altered Journos on Journalism.
Later in 2003, subsequent to living in Australia for Pakistan, Siddiqi rejoined the article leading group of Dawn. In 2005, he joined The News as supervisor announcing, where he directed the city pages in Karachi and the public business pages. In 2007, Siddiqi re-dispatched the city pages at The News.
In 2009, Siddiqi joined The Express Tribune as its dispatch proofreader. He manages four print versions (Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and Peshawar) and the online edition.
In 2012, Siddiqi turned into a Draper Hills Summer Fellow, facilitated by the Stanford University Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.
In 2016, he became Director of the Center for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) at the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) in Karachi, after he left The Express Tribune.
In a 2011 meeting with Global Journalist, Siddiqi disclosed that he tries to write about Pakistan in a positive light. He expressed, “I think most about the report about Pakistan is negative that you see – in America, yet in different pieces of the world. Yet, I feel that more ought to be told about the beneficial things that are going on in Pakistan.” In a similar meeting, he took a supportive of vote based system position, expressing that the most concerning issue in Pakistan is “Fanaticism, strict radicalism.” and that “the greatest arrangement is democracy.”