Work History

Work History
Aug 2006 - Present

Debates Coach

Kinnaird College for Women

Working in Kinnaird College for Women University in capacity of aDebating coach for their parliamentary team.

Visiting Lecturer for the course of presentation skills and basic communication.

Oct 2010 - Present

Anchor/ Producer

Dunya News Television

Serving as a News Anchor for daily prime time news bulletins.

Serving as a News Producer for content generation in news bulletins. Also working with the team enhancing virtual graphical elements in on-screen treatment of news and creating content for it.

Anchoring programs “Dunya Special” and “ Media View

Working as a special correspondent for filed assignments and feature news packages. My main assignments included covering events like Osama Bin Laden’s death, Loadshedding crisis in Faisalabad, 2010 floods in Pakistan, Kashmir Elections and attack on Headquarters of Pakistan Army in 2010. 

Mar 2008 - Oct 2010

Anchor/ Special Correspondent

Express News Television (TMN)

Serving as a News Anchor for daily prime time nightly news bulletins.

Conducted special transmissions on significant occasions and events like Elections, 14th August, Year end, Express Family Festival & Eid.

Hosted a talk show “Whitehouse Express” for American Elections of 2008 in which interviewed eminent personalities on US- Pak relations and Foreign Policy. Covered extensively American Elections through this talk show, special transmission on election days and Obama’s Oath taking ceremony.

Hosted a political talk show Centre Stage ( four days a week program with a focus on current affairs) in which major issues concerning country were discussed with leaders from various political parties, taking their view point and thus generating a debate on the issue. 

Did daily news show “Express Three to Five” featuring analysis of important developing stories of the day and interviewing studio guests.

Working as a programme host for “Nazar”

Working as an anchor for Express English news channel 24/7 for their special transmissions.

Working a Special Reporter for Express News and Express 24/7. Field assignments included reporting from difficult areas like Swat when under Taliban control, historic long march, first ever elections of Gilgit Baltistan, riots in Abbottabad, attack on Sri Lankan team in Lahore and riots over loadshedding in Faisalabad in 2009.

Experienced to work on the virtual set as an anchor. Part of the team that launched the special features on virtual setting. Did Features, programmes and bulletins on the virtual studio. 

Mar 2004 - May 2008

Debating Coach

Lahore Grammar School, Lahore

Worked as aDebating coach for their parliamentary debates team.

Delivered lectures for personality development and basic communication.

Feb 2007 - Mar 2008

Anchor/ Reporter

Geo Television (IMC)

Worked with Geo English as an Anchor for their English Bulletin “Newsday”

Special Correspondent for Sports

Worked on production and scripts of Special Features and news packages.

Jun 2007 - Feb 2008

Freelance Writer

Cricdb

Contributed articles on cricket including Pakistan's cricket series with South Africa, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh and India. 

Interviewed several cricketers like Jason Gillespe, Rameez Raja, Wasim Akram. 

Jan 2006 - Feb 2007

Creative Script Write/ Documentary Writer

ARY Television

Wrote scripts for programmes and series of documentaries for ARY shopping channel as well including a 32 episode documentary series "Bazaar Kahani"

Jan 2005 - Aug 2006

Script Writer

Ace Productions

Wrote scripts for documentaries, thematic fashion shows and stage plays.

Education

Education
Aug 2005 - Jul 2008

LLB

Punjab Law College

Secured First position in Law School consecutively for three years in LLB Part 1, 2 and 3. 

Sep 2002 - Aug 2004

Master of Arts

Government College University, Lahore

Did Masters of Arts in English Literature with a focus on English Writing, Post-colonial Literature and English Language Teaching. 

Aug 2000 - Jun 2002

Bachelor of Arts

Government College University, Lahore.

Secured overall First position in Government College University B.A/B.Sc Examination in  2002 with a 4.0 GPA. 

Awarded Gold Medal & Roll of Honor for securing first position in Bachelor of Arts in Government College University Lahore examination 2002.

Awarded Gold Medal & Roll of Honor for overall securing first position in B.A and B.Sc examination Government College University Lahore 2002.

Skills

Skills

Strong Academic Background

  Strong background knowledge of variety of subjects ranging from history to politics and literature to human rights. Besides reading interests, I took related courses during degree programs. 

Languages

   Have good command over Urdu and English languages; can facilitate work in both mediums.  

Creative Writing

  Holds a masters degree in English Literature. Have done Free lance work as a creative writer and script writer especially for documentaries.  

Communication Skills

  Good communications skills; speech and writing to work in any organization as evident from debating record and teaching experience.  

Media & News

  Possesses a good knowledge of media equipment, production processes, editing, anchoring and reporting to work with any TV channel or media organization in such capacities.  

Summary

The description includes complete work history, educational record and institutions attended, achievements/distinctions in curricular, curricular, sports and skills that I possess. 

Objective

To work in a well reputed organization which will provide me with a challenging and work intensive environment so as to learn more and improve my technical and inter-personal skills

Co-curricular Achievements

·President Government College University Debating Society (session 2003-2004)

·President Bazm-e-Nazir New Hostel Government College University, Lahore session (2003-2004)

·President Under Graduate Historians Society Government College University, Lahore. (Session 2001-2002)

·Vice President Environmental Protection Society Government College University, Lahore. (Session 2001-2002)

·General Secretary English Literary Circle, Government College University Lahore. (Session 2002-2003)

·General Secretary Ravians Quiz Society Government College University Lahore (Session 2001-2002)

·Head boy of the Institution, Divisional Public School, Faisalabad.

DEBATES:

  • Roll of Honor awarded by Government College University, Lahore for excellent performance in debates 2004.
  • Adjudged Best Speaker of the All Pakistan Parliamentary Debates at Ghulam Ishaq Khan (GIKI) 2004 & 2003
  • Best Speaker declared at Extempore Debates Beacon House Public School, 2002
  • Winner Bilingual Parliamentary Debates at Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute (GIKI)2004.
  • Winner of Parliamentary Debates at University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore. 2004
  • Winner of Extempore Debates at Kinnaird College for Women Lahore, 2003 & 2002
  • Winner of Extempore Debates at KIMS Lahore, 2003.
  • Winner of Bilingual Extempore Debates at Beacon House Public School Garden town Lahore, 2003& 2002.

DRAMATICS:

  • Participated in the 4th Youth Theatre Festival by Rafi Peer at Al-hamra, Lahore.
  • Production manager of E.L.C (English Literary Circle) play “The Marriage of Betty and Boo” 2003.
  • Participated in the Annual Play of Government College University, Lahore “All My Sons” (2001)
  • Participated in the play by Environmental Protection Society in drama festival 2001 at Government College University, Lahore

Academic Distinctions

·Gold Medal & Roll of Honor for securing first position in Bachelor of Arts in Government College University Lahore examination 2002.

·Gold Medal & Roll of Honor for overall securing first position in B.A and B.Sc examination Government College University Lahore 2002.

·Awarded of Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry Gold Medal for being the Best in studies in school, 1996 & 1997.

·Awarded Feroze Sons Medal for being outstanding student Divisional Public School Faisalabad 1995-1996.

Distinctions Misc.

·Awarded Prof.G.D Sondhi Medal for overall excellence in Academics, co–curricular and Sports Government College University, Lahore. (2002)

·Awarded Mhammad Idrees Medal for being the Best Debater of Government College University, Lahore 2004.

·Participated in First Students convention 2004 held at Islamabad as a delegate from Punjab.

·Member of University’s Seniors Club during the session 2003-2004, Government College University, Lahore.

·Participated in Parliamentary Debates at NLSIU held at Bangalore, India as an adjudicator representing Pakistan, 2003.

Achievements in Sports

·Bronze Medalist Hockey at1st All Pakistan Inter University Games held at Islamabad 2004.·Secured 3rd position All Pakistan Inter University Lawn Tennis Championship 2003 at Peshawar.·Awarded Government College University Color for excellence in Lawn tennis for the year 2002-2003.·Captain Hockey team Government College University Lahore (Session 2003-2004)

·    Member of GovernmentCollege University Lawn Tennis Degree Team(2000-2004)

References

References

Laura Kelly