Our Team

Ali Usman

Ali Usman

Bureau Chief

Ali is Bureau Chief, Surkhiyan in US. He is a senior journalist who is published in leading national and international publications.

Amina Hassan

Amina Hassan

Life and Style Editor

Amina is Life and Style Editor, Surkhiyan. She has been covering Life and Style for leading publications for many years.

Aqib Moris

Aqib Moris

Web Editor

Aqib is Web Editor, Surkhiyan. He is a digital journalist based in Lahore who previously served at Daily Times. He is one of the core members of team Surkhiyan.

Asad Raza

Asad Raza

Technology Editor and Head of Marketing

Asad is a businessman based in Lahore who completed his MBA from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and is a technology enthusiast presently working as Director Marketing, Surkhiyan.

Hammad Anwar

Hammad Anwar

Sports Editor and Sports Show Host

Hammad is Sports Editor, Surkhiyan. He works in the public sector with a special interest in storytelling thorough visuals. He is also the Co-Founder of Mani's Cricket Myths

Hassan Naqvi

Hassan Naqvi

CEO and Chief Editor at Surkhiyan

Hassan is an award winning investigative journalist and Chief Editor, Surkhiyan. He focuses on politics, economy, militancy, human rights, and regional affairs. He is published in leading National and International publications including United Press International, The Friday Times, Express Tribune, Daily Times, Dawn, The Nation, The News and Pakistan Today.

Maleeha Mengal

Maleeha Mengal

Features Editor

Maleeha is Features Editor, Surkhiyan. She is a former media officer at Asma Jahangir Legal Aid Cell, former feature writer at Dunya News. She is an educationist, child rights activist, art and philosophy enthusiast.

Maryam Zahra Gillani

Maryam Zahra Gillani

Contributing Editor

Maryam is Contributing Editor, Surkhiyan. She is a content writer and philosopher who questions almost everything including existence. She reads a lot and would quite literally sell her soul for Coffee.

Mawish Moulvi

Mawish Moulvi

Consulting Editor

Mawish is Consulting Editor, Surkhiyan. She has a Masters in media with a distinction from the London School of Economics.

Muhammad Amjad

Muhammad Amjad

News Editor Surkhiyan (Urdu)

Muhammad Amjad is a senior journalist based in Lahore who previously served as senior editor at Daily Awaz and South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA).

Muhammad Ziauddin

Muhammad Ziauddin

Lead Writer and Mentor

Muhammad Ziauddin is Lead Writer and Mentor, Surkhiyan. He is a veteran journalist and editor.

Naima Ahmed

Naima Ahmed

Contributing Editor

Naima is Contributing Editor, Surkhiyan. She has been working as a legal and policy based consultant for many years in Pakistan. She holds an LLB and a specialist LLM in Law, Governance and Development from London. Naima has also taught various law subjects in colleges in Lahore. She has worked on various projects with USAID, DFID, World Bank and the UN. Her research interests include Civil Services Reforms, Public Policy, Alternate Dispute Resolutions, women rights, gender based violence and human rights law. Naima is published in leading English newspapers and legal journals.

Syeda ShaneZahra Gilani

Syeda ShaneZahra Gilani

Social Media Editor and Web Show Host

Syeda ShaneZahra Gilani is Social Media Editor, Surkhiyan. She is mildly depressive intersectional feminist who is very passionate about climate change. She is presently studying at National College of Arts (NCA).