We recently conducted a survey in November 2008 through our visitors to get their feedback on their favorite Urdu Columnists. The Results of the survey has been compiled and summarized below.

**Javed Chaudhry** topped the survey through accumulative ratings, followed by **Haroon Rasheed** with almost similar ratings. **Haroon Rasheed** scored best on the **First Choice** of visitors, followed by other columnists.

The survey was limited to first 500 samples and every user was asked to rate his 5 most favorite columnists. 21 votes were declared null due to repetitive votes from same person. The ratings were calculated by using weights for each position of the choice in descending order. The weight for Top Choice was 5, Second Choice was 4 and so on.

We could not calculate the ratings of the News Papers/Organizations these columnists are associated with, as we did not have full data of the organizations.

We used an independent third party engine from Survey Gizmo to conduct this survey, and it is available to 3rd party for auditing purpose.

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**Comparative Ratings of Urdu Columnists:**

**Ratings of Urdu Columnists by Positions:**

Javed Chaudhry — 1447

Haroon Rasheed — 1438

Irfan Siddiqui — 1005

Rauf Klasra — 561

Irshad Ahmad Haqqani — 516

Hassan Nisar — 376

Atta-ul-Haq Qasmi — 369

Hamid Mir — 250

Nazir Naji — 187

Abdullah Tariq Sohail — 151

Abdul Qadir Hassan — 136

Abbass Atthar — 127

Ansar Abbasi — 100

Orya Maqbool Jan — 61

Ajmal Niazi — 56

Ayaz amir — 48

Talat Hussain — 48

Ikram Sehgal — 44

Dr. Safdar Mehmood — 41

Aftab iqbal — 17

Dr. Shahid Masood — 16

Asghar Ali Shad — 15

Auria Maqbool Jan — 11

Sarwat Jamal Asmai — 11

Shahnawaz Farooqi — 9

Saleem Safi — 8

Anwar Raja — 5

Attar shah khan jaidi — 5

Dr. Aamir Liaquat — 5

Dr. Abdul Qadir Khan — 5

Khalid Masood — 5

Munno Bhai — 5

Shaheen Sebahi — 5

Tariq Ahmad — 5

Tausif Ahmed Khan — 5

Aamir Hashim Khakvani — 4

Muhammad Amir Hashim Khakwani — 4

Uncle surgam — 4

Yasir pirzada — 4

Zahida hina — 4

Aqmmar chaudhary — 3

Dr Shahid Hassan Siddiqui — 3

Hameed Akhtar — 3

Imtiaz Alam — 3

Kamal Nizami — 3

Khursheed Ahmad Nadeem — 3

Nazir Lagari — 3

Aamer Liaqat — 2

Imran Khan — 2

Khawaja Pervaiz — 2

Mujeebur Rehman Shami — 2

Shafqat Mahmood — 2

Aosaf Rafique — 1

Asghar Nadeem Syed — 1

Athar Hashmi — 1

Athar Shah Khan — 1

Jewan Khan — 1

Khushnood Khan — 1

Nayyer Zaidi — 1

Raees Fatima — 1

Rizwan Shoukat — 1

Taufeeq Butt — 1

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