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Work experience

Nov 2013Present

Deputy Grants Manager

Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)

I manage relations with international donor organizations and embassies interested in initiating development projects in Pakistan or conducting training or capacity building interventions. I work on behalf of the Suleman Dawood School of Business, LUMS.

My responsibilities include:

  • Developing and maintaining a grant application calendar for all grant requests.
  • Researching new grant opportunities.
  • Developing grant administration policies and procedures.
  • Creating and maintaining appropriate spreadsheets and documentation to support grant expenses.
  • Ongoing monitoring of grant budgets and expenditures to ensure targets are met
  • Ongoing monitoring of grant program goals and monthly performance.
  • Raise funds for SDSB endowment
  • Communicate orally and in writing with customers, clients or the public.
Mar 2012Present


InfoGrow Media Consultants

InfoGrow is a unique venture in order to offer very specialized PR and Media services to consumers who value discretion. The company, which started as a one person operation in March of 2012, now employs over 30 individuals and has a diverse clientele from political parties, bureaucrats, public sector, development sector and various corporate (local and MNCs) entities. Services. are offered on 3 distinct platforms - Print, Electronic and Social media.

Dec 2013Jun 2013

Head of Public Relations

NETSol Technologies, Pakistan.

Responsible for all media related activities on behalf of NETSol Technologies-Pakistan's biggest IT company. Work directly with the CEO and strategize organize, oversee and execute every step of new public relations and corporate social responsibility initiatives in order to maximize the company's positive perception in the market.

Jan 2013Jun 2013

Public Relations Manager

Honorary Consulate for Australia – Lahore, Punjab

Oversee planning and execution of events on behalf of the Australian High Commission, Pakistan in tandem with the Honorary Consulate in Lahore. Arrangements, facilitates, bookings and media coverage fall under the purview of my department.

Dec 2012Jun 2013

Public Relations Manager

American Business Forum, Pakistan

Member of the organizing body; help with strategic planning, outreach and maintain good working relations with the US Consulate in Lahore and US Embassy and US AID in Islamabad. Arrange and oversee events and media coverage on behalf of the forum.

Jul 2011Aug 2012

Media Coordinator

Community Appraisal and Motivation Programme

I was responsible for event organization, media and communications. These included managing: including the Communities for Change Newsletter, the main CAMP websites, press releases, social media and general media relations for the organization.

Jun 2011Jul 2011

Senior Associate Producer

Express 24/7

 I was responsible for coordinating news operations for Express 24/7. I was posted at the Express News Head Quarters in Lahore. My tasks included:

  • News Assignment
  • News Editing
  • Communications and Coordination
  • News Control and Finalization
Jul 2010Jun 2011

Senior Reporter

Express 24/7

One of three reporters for Punjab exclusive to Express 24/7. My responsibilities included news gathering, collation, prioritizing and packaging for immediate broadcast. On-location I was in charge of a highly specialized and dedicated team of at least 10 members comprising cameramen, satellite technicians, logistical personnel etc. even under war or disaster conditions such as bomb blasts and on-going exchange of fire. At such times, I was the face of my channel. Important past events covered:

  • Live coverage of Karbala Gameh Shah Blast of 2010.
  • General coverage of Floods situation in Multan and other parts of Punjab
  • National and provincial assembly by-elections
  • Sialkot mob attacks
Jul 2009Sep 2009

Documentary Producer


Produced a documentary on the National Census named“ OUT FOR THE COUNT”, I was responsible for script writing, research, data collection and collation, voice talent etc. I was working as the head of a 6 member highly specialized team attached to this documentary project. The documentary was highly praised by my seniors in DAWN NEWS, and my friends and personal contacts in the media.

Mar 2008Feb 2010

Conflict Reporter / Business Reporter / Copy Editor

DAWN NEWS, Lahore Bureau

I was part of a 4 member team of specialised reporters for the Province of Punjab catering to high-stress and controversial reporting such as the failure of commercial activities in Faisalabad city during the 2008 crisis. I was also in charge of all news coverage related to Business or the Justice System.

  • Coverage of Lahore High Court trial of Hafiz Saeed Case in the Mumbai attack case Regular coverage of energy sector including WAPDA, LESCO, and overall Load Shedding Issue. 
  • First reporter from any news organization to reach site and Break News of Attack on ISI/Rescue 15 offices in Lahore in. We began live coverage while the gun battles between terrorists and security personnel were still on-going.
  • Covered Manawaan Police Academy Attack for over 9 hours. I was positioned in the close vicinity of the premises while the attack and subsequent battles were underway. My live reporting was syndicated to 7 international news organizations including CNN and BBC.
  • Live coverage from Karachi on Building Collapsing, which killed numerous residents.
Aug 2007Feb 2008

Magazine Editor

The Daily Post, Khabrain Group

I was the editor for The Daily Post's Vista Magazine. It was the socio-political commentary magazine for the newspaper. I was in charge of drafting and finalizing content, outlay, design and quality assurance. 

Jun 2005Aug 2007

Article Writer

The Daily Post, Khabrain Group

I worked as a Freelance Article writer while studying at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). During that time I was assigned topics by the Newspaper Editor for feature stories as well as opinion pieces. 


Additional Skills

Proficient in English, Urdu and Punjabi. Have personal ties with many highly placed veteran journalists, labour organizations, traders unions, government functionaries and departments related to the commerce sector. Advanced skill with Computer Presentation and Video editing software such as iFinal Cut Pro and Adobe Premier. Advanced knowledge of computer problems and troubleshooting. English/Urdu editing and magazine publishing management.

At a glance...

  • Extensive Media Contacts in all 5 major cities of Pakistan
  • Grants Proposal Writing
  • Grants Management
  • Project Oversight
  • Press Release Drafting
  • Newspaper Information Dissemination
  • Photojournalism
  • Video Journalism
  • Video Editing
  • Documentary making
  • Editorial Writing
  • Article Writing
  • Copy editing
  • Newsletter Publishing
  • Magazine Publishing
  • Magazine Designing and Layout
  • Advanced Computer Skills
  • Typing speed >90 words/minute
  • Social Media Penetration
  • Information Management
  • Research

Proposal Documents Drafted

  • Academic Linkages (US State Department)
  • Complimentary Readings Project
  • Research on Skilled Workers
  • Public Diplomacy Programs for Afghanistan and Pakistan
  • Research and Innovation for Health Supply Chain Systems and Commodity Security
  • Mobile Health: Technology and Outcomes in Low and Middle Income
  • Educational Management Proposal - LUMS
  • Health Sector Management Proposal - LUMS
  • Punjab Skills Development Fund – LNA
  • Punjab Skills Development Fund – Training
  • NESTLE - Biogas Upscaling Case Study
  • Coca Cola - Kashf Microfinance Impact Assessment
  • Coca Cola WWF Watershed Project Impact Assessment
  • American Business Forum - Intellectual Property Rights Scoping Assessment
  • Islamic Finance Chair at SDSB - State Bank sponsored
  • LUMS – DHA Knowledge Park
  • Lahore Knowledge Park - LUMS & Punjab Government Partnership
  • SarSabz LUMS
  • Air conditioning System for LUMS Gym

Training Sessions

  • Proposal Writing - RedR UK
  • Organization and Time Management - LUMS


Public sector
political parties

Skills and Endorsement*

Media Relations                                   59 Endorsements
Journalism                                            41 Endorsements
Press Releases                                     35 Endorsements
Copy Editing                                          34 Endorsements
Publishing                                              24 Endorsements
Strategic Communications                 23 Endorsements
News Writing                                         19 Endorsements
Newsletters                                            19 Endorsements
Broadcast                                               13 Endorsements
Video Editing                                          12 Endorsements
Copywriting                                            10 Endorsements
Editorial                                                     9 Endorsements
Social Media                                             8 Endorsements
Public Relations                                       8 Endorsements
New Media Consulting                           7 Endorsements
Broadcast Journalism                            6 Endorsements
Video Production                                     6 Endorsements
Documentaries                                        6 Endorsements
New Media                                                6 Endorsements
Magazine Articles                                    5 Endorsements
Newspapers                                              4 Endorsements
Magazines                                                 4 Endorsements
Social Media Outreach                            3 Endorsements
Editing                                                        3 Endorsements
Online Social Networking                       2 Endorsements

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My article titled Patriarchy and Pakistani Society, published in the Daily Post has been cited in USA’s Duke University’s Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy Volume 16:347 on the subject of Marriage Law in Pakistan.

 In addition my articles have been published worldwide in different news papers and magazines on a number of occasions dealing with various issues.


  • English
  • Urdu
  • Punjabi
  • Siraiki
  • Farsi
  • Hindi