CV

 WORK EXPERIENCE:

Assistant Web Editor for “The Nation”    

■    Editing news stories, uploading them on our website,  upgrading Facebook, Twitter and writing  weekly columns on current affairs.

Editor: Viewpoint Online (E-magazine)                                                    

■    Editing articles, upgrading Viewpoint regularly on social networking sites, assigning articles and writing  weekly columns under tight deadlines

Assistant Editor for “The News” International             

■    Edited Special Reports and City pages, assigned stories to reporters and contributors, managed a team of internees, designed pages and wrote articles for Pakistan’s largest circulating English newspaper

  • EDUCATION
  • Masters in Journalism from University of Hong Kong                                   
  • M.A. in Political Science from Punjab University, Lahore
  • B. Sc. (Hons.) in Environmental Sciences from Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore
  • B.A. in Journalism and Political Science from Punjab University, Lahore
  • A and O levels from Pepperdine School System, Lahore.

Additional Training

  • National Press Foundation Fellow, Lung Health Reporting Training Lille, France (24-31 Oct 2011)
  • Seminar on Liberalism at International Academy of Leadership, Germany sponsored by Friedrich Naumann Foundation (May 2011)
  • Diploma in Television Journalism from SAFMA, South Asian Media Association (Dec 2010-Jan 2011)
  • USA Summer Institute Course for Pakistani Student Leaders on a Fulbright Scholarship, 2007
  • Advanced level training in spoken Spanish Al-Andalus Language Institute  (Feb 2011)
  • Workshop on Improving Political Communication by Friedrich Naumann Foundation   (Nov 2010)
  • Workshop on  Media Ethics by Individual-land ( Oct 2010)
  • Trained at UNEP workshop to reform Pakistan’s Environmental Laws (Jun 2010)

LEADERSHIP AND ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Elected Information Secretary, Liberal Forum Pakistan, Lahore Chapter
  • Editor-in-Chief of Kinnaird’s Magazine , The Last Word
  • Won Outstanding Diplomacy award at LUMUN’08 Model UN Debate, BMUM’09 representing India
  • Represented Palestine in LUMUN’ 07, USA in Southern Illinois University Carbondale MUN
  • Head-Girl Pepperdine School System
  • Gold Medallist Athlete and Sprinter at Pepperdine SS.
  • Rural Health Clinic Volunteer, Hafizabad

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

  • 100  plus articles of general public interest in “The News’, “Dawn”, “The Nation”, and online, at www.chowk.com
  • Research Report on Post Flood Situation in Pakistan for Women Workers Helpline- April 2011
  • Environmental Impact Assessment and Consumer Survey of Industrial products at Total Parco (Jun- Aug 2009)
  • Report Writing Project,  Jinnah Hospital, Lahore (Dec 2008- Jan 2009)
  • Women Trafficking Report Project, Human Rights Commission, Pakistan(Aug 2001)

Computer Skills: Proficient in Microsoft Office and social media applications

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, writing, cricket, chess, cinema, swimming, politics, driving, community service.

Languages: English, Urdu, Punjabi, Spanish (4 levels), German (1 level)

Travel: Pakistan, India, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, Singapore, France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia and United States

References: Available on request

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