It was written in the stars, even well before finishing my Masters in Business Administration I knew I might be headed somewhere else. In 2002, I kinda got lost. May I add, that getting lost was exactly the right thing that happened for me. I never found my way back, and have no regrets otherwise. Initially people had a lot of reservations about me, but soon things changed.
2002, was the happening year for me, as I made my way in the humanitarian sector with my passion, youthfulness and deep commitment. A decade later, I managed to keep my youthfulness within to fuel my continued passion.
Yeah, it’s true. I’m a Pakistani. Even as a child, I was always perplexed with the unfriendly society and cultural norms of my country. I never realized that such an experience would have a strong effect on me and serve as my guiding star. With modest beginnings within Pakistan, over these years, I have been actively involved through working in humanitarian sector as a human rights journalist, I only wish I could do much more than my actually contributions.
Being a woman and being a journalist in a developing country as Pakistan has been rough, challenging, and a fun ride. Most of my career has been spent in on-ground and in field in different situations.
I feel it’s time to reflect, summarize and publicize my rich-experiences and life as a journalist and thereby birth of this blog.
Include variety of social issues, disasters, emergencies, conflict reporting and women rights issues. Additionally, I have been involved in several capacity building initiatives, plus certified trainer on human rights, peace-building and conflict resolution.
I have been on the move a lot. For my work, I extensively traveled within Pakistan.
The other countries I traveled for work purposes include: India, Nepal, Afghanistan, Thailand, Iran, Syria, UAE, Jordan, Algeria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Slovenia and this journey continues.
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Shukria! Thanks! Grazie! Gracias!