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PhD from the Institute of KMW, University of Leipzig, Germany. (2004) senior Fulbright faculty at Centre for International Studies and Scripps College of Communication, Ohio University 2008-09.

Currently, professor at the Department of Journalism & Mass Communication, University of Peshawar. Teaches development communication, media system in Pakistan, media ethics and laws, issues in communication, peace journalism, and trauma and journalists at the department of JMC.

Worked as Director Independent Project Reporting (IPR) a joint venture of GIZ, Government of Pakistan, and UoP, IPR. (

A USIP grantee since 2008. Project director Syllabi for Peace in 2016, a project supported by USIP to develop a course in peace education in journalism in KP and Baluchistan provinces of Pakistan.

The 2017 project Reporting from Zones of Conflict is the first ever experience of a virtual class room shared by students of journalism across continents.
The products of the course could be seen at

Coordinator, Competence and Trauma Centre for Journalists (CTCJ) at Peshawar University.

Working in area of peace journalism, freedom of expression, and human rights and the media.

Books include: Indo-Pak Press; an unpopular view, News Media and Journalism in Pakistan, and Reporting the frontier: media and media capacity building in north western Pakistan.

Languages Urdu, English, German, Punjabi, and Pashto.


  • –present
    Professor, University of Peshawar