USA Today — World/ Breaking News 

February 2017- August

  • Exclusive stories on how Facebook use is deadly in Pakistan and how Hijab is becoming political expression in US.
  • Front-page investigative story on use of illegal drones to smuggle contrabands in US jails. The story generated a lot of debate in US media

The News International, Pakistan — Investigative Journalist

Jan 2013 –PRESENT

Investigative Reporting on Corruption, national security, politics, health, Education and Human Rights

  • Investigative story on Fake degree of Pakistan’s former Education Minister which led to his resignation
  • Investigative story on missing doctors in hundreds of Basic health Units across Pakistan

The Brunei Times, Brunei — Editor Asia

Sep 2007  – Jan 2013

Edited news stories, designed Asia pages and wrote opinion articles on situation in Asia.

Geo News, Pakistan — Reporter/Assignment Editor

July 2005  – Sep 2007

Covered key national and international issues as TV journalist including US army relief operation in Pakistan northern areas after earthquake


University of Maryland, College Park — Graduate Courses

August 2016 -June

Major: Investigative Journalism, data journalism, broadcast reporting

  • Related coursework: TV Presentation, Data journalism

University of Westminister, London — Graduate Course

Jan-March 2017

Graduate course on leadership, media and good governance.

ISLAMIA University Bahawalpur, Pakistan — Masters in Mass Communications

Jan 2000-degree awarded



Fulbright Hubert H Humphrey Fellowship at University of Maryland, US

Completed graduate courses on leadership,  Investigative reporting, Broadcast writing, TV presentation and Feature writing and attended US congress, White House, US Supreme Court and United Nations sessions.

Chevening South Asia Journalism Fellowship, UK (2016): Attended graduate course on media and good governance .

IRE Bootcamp on Computer Assisted Reporting at Missouri School of Journalism (2017)

Learned data journalism tools and computer-assisted investigative reporting techniques

Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) Fellowship. 2015. Attended global conference in Norway to learn new tools of investigative reporting.

RTI Champion Award for Investigative Reporting 2015 For Investigative reports on health issues using right to information law.