I am a journalist and researcher focusing on human rights, conflict and censorship in Pakistan, South Asia, and beyond. Over the last five years, I have reported extensively on human rights violations in Pakistan, including its draconian blasphemy laws, violence against women and religious minorities, refugee crisis, as well as the state of press freedom.
For my reporting on blasphemy and religious minorities in Pakistan, I won two prestigious journalism awards in 2016: Kurt Schork Memorial award provided by Thomson Reuters, and print journalism award by the London-based Frontline Club.
Currently, I am based in Europe on an Erasmus Mundus scholarship to pursue a master's in Journalism, Media and Globalisation. After spending one year in Aarhus, Denmark, I will move to Swansea in the UK, to specialise in war and conflict. Previously, I received a presidential gold medal for my performance in bachelor's at Riphah International University in Islamabad, Pakistan.
I am passionate about reporting on human rights in conflict areas, researching digital warfare and misinformation, and press freedom in the authoritarian regimes.