About

Background

I belong to Kardigap town in District Mastung. After spending my childhood in Kardigap, I moved to Quetta city. My mother tongue is Brahvi. I also speak English and Urdu. English is the language I use for my professional work.

Education

I have studied in Quetta from pre-school to my Post graduation. Completing my A-Level, I pursued B.A in Political Science and Economics from University of Balochistan. Later, I completed M.A in International Relations from the same University.

Journalism & Research

I started my career as a freelance journalist in August 2011 and I continue to work at this position to this day. Along with freelance journalism, I also worked with other media organizations during this time. I joined Balochistan Point online newspaper in July 2012. I rose to the position of Editor of Balochistan Point on July 2014 and remained at that position till January 2016. I worked as reporter of Balochistan Inside magazine from July 2015 to June 2017. I was a weekly blog writer for The Nation from January 2015 to December 2016. In February 2016, I founded Balochistan Voices online newspaper. Currently, I serve as the editor of Balochistan Voices.

My journalistic work has been published in Financial Times, Nikkei Asian Review, South China Morning Post, Asia Times, Business Standard, The News International, The Friday Times, Dawn among others.

I also work as a freelance researcher covering International Affairs, regional geopolitics and Belt and Road Initiative among others. I have written research reports for Lowy Institute, Jamestown Foundation, Center for Strategic and International Studies among others.

Trainings

I have conducted trainings for journalists on digital journalism, data journalism, digital security, and photojournalism.

International Fellowships and Conferences

During my career, I have successfully attended the following international fellowships and conferences:

As a fellow, I attended Discover Weifang conference in Shandong Province of China in June 2015. It was organized by the China Daily newspaper.

As a fellow attended the International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) Sep-Oct 2017. It was organized by U.S State Department

As a facilitator, I attended Mozilla Festival 2017 in October 2017 in London. It was organized by Mozilla Foundation.

As a fellow, I attended Chevening South Asian Journalism Fellowship fro March to May 2018. It was organized by the University of Westminster, London.

As a youth leader, I attended Young Connectors of the Future (YCF) program from September 2018 to March 2019. This program was organized by the Swedish Institute.

As a scholar, I attended the Berlin Scholarship Program on Digital Security from May to August 2019. This program was organized by Reporters Without Borders Germany

Awards

Agahi Award – Journalist of the year 2016 – Business and Economy Reporting

Agahi Award – Journalist of the year 2018 – Data Journalism

Reporting on Delimitation Award – Winner 2018 – Center for Excellence in Journalism (IBA)

Agahi Award – Journalist of the year 2019 – Police Reforms