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Shahriar retired from the Daily Ittefaq as its executive editor in 2008 after serving the newspaper for a long time.

He was the first editor of the Daily Sun and chief editor of Chittagong-based Daily People's View.

Shahriar also worked as Bangladesh correspondent of international news magazine Newsweek, Khaleej Times, India's Daily Deccan Herald, The Indian Express and The Asian Age, Pakistan's Morning News, Dawn and Evening Star.

He was also the International president emeritus of the Toronto-based Commonwealth Journalists Association (CJA).

Shahriar was elected president of the Jatiya Press Club management committee for 1993-94 tenure.

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