I did a Masters in Literature from Kinnaird College. I am passionate about my work and have been teaching since 1999. I teach Literature in English to O and A level students at Lahore Grammar School. I also teach a course at the B.A Honours in English programme offered by Goldsmiths College London as part of the International degree programme at the Lahore Grammar School.
I am currently enrolled in the MPhil programme in Education at the Beaconhouse National University.
I set up Khayaal Creative Network along with three other women, Nuria Rafique-Iqbal, Amna Omar and Zainab Qureshi in 2012. The purpose of our network is to promote the arts and literature via discussions, debates, performances and readings throughout the year by organising a series of public events in Pakistan. Khayaal Creative Network hosted its first festival ‘The Festival of Arts and Literature’ in Lahore in November 2013. The idea behind our first festival was to honour Pakistani talent by bringing together authors, publishers, thinkers, philosophers, filmmakers, artists, actors and musicians. To invite speakers who would bring their thoughts and experiences to the festival through debates, discussions, readings, and performances and in doing so, inspire our youth.
A lot of hard work went into organising a festival of this scale. Over 70 speakers were a part of our festival, the sessions were bilingual hence interactive, the audience got to see two music performances, one dance performance and a play by Ajoka. Our festival was vibrant and attracted people of all ages and from all walks of life.