Our Team

Munizae Jahangir

Munizae Jahangir

Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder

Munizae Jahangir is a broadcast journalist, documentary filmmaker, and anchor of Aaj News’ Spotlight with Munizae Jahangir. Since 2004 Jahangir has been anchoring and reporting for prominent news media outlets in Pakistan, which include Dawn and Geo. She was the first Pakistani journalist to report for an Indian news channel, NDTV, as their country correspondent for 10 years.

Jahangir’s high profile interviews include Hillary Clinton, former Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, Benazir Bhutto, Nawaz Sharif, Imran Khan, Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai and Bollywood actors Salman Khan and Shabana Azmi.

Jahangir has conducted cross border audience based talk shows with India and Afghanistan, and reported from Afghanistan, India, Nepal, South Africa, USA, United Kingdom, China, Switzerland and Myanmar. Jahangir’s first award winning documentary Search for Freedom depicted the lives of four women caught in the war in Afghanistan.

Jahangir was honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. She is on the board of AGHS Legal Aid Cell which provides free legal aid to marginalized groups. She is a founding member of South Asian Women in Media, and is Co-Chair of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan.

Xari Jalil

Co-Founder

Xari Jalil has over 20 years of experience in journalism and has been associated in the past with mainstream print media such as The News International and Dawn, while also contributing for several publications both locally and internationally.

She is also an IVLP Fellow, and a Fellow of the Global Investigative Journalists Network (GIJN). Much of her work centers around human rights concerns, crime, socio-political issues, public health and environment and culture and lifestyle.

Among her more prominent stories is an investigative report on prison torture Breaking Wills Broken Souls.

Our Board Members

Maheen Piracha

Board Member

Arifa Noor

Board Member

Ahmed Rashid

Board Member

Rashed Rehman

Board Member

Saroop Ijaz

Board Member

Usama Khilji

Board Member

Khushal Khan

Board Member

Farzana Ali

Board Member

Our Staff Members

Asra Haque

Project Coordinator

Alefia Hussain

Consultant Executive Editor

Farzana Ali

Consultant Executive Editor

Ahmed Saeed

Chief Reporter

Aitzaz Ibrahim

Reporter

Our Correspondents