Zia Ur Rehman is an award-winning journalist and researcher who is currently working as a reporter with The Friday Times, Pakistan’s leading English weekly, as a correspondent for Central Asia Online, a Washington-based news website and as a contributor to the New York Times . Besides it, his writes up also appears in different national and international media outlets including The National, CTC Sentinel, Jamestown Foundation, The News International, Herald, Pique, Viewpoint Online and Counter Current.
Rehman has also worked with Management Systems International (MSI), Open Society Foundation, Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) and Labour Education Foundation (LEF) . He is also author of a book titled ‘Turmoil in Karachi’.
He belongs from Swat Valley, Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa but lives in Karachi. He did his graduations in Mass Communications and Gender Studies from University of Karachi.
Specialties: Conflict Resolution, Peace, Regional Security, Militancy, Democracy and Political Economy, Parliamentary Affairs and Practices, Human Rights and Social Justice.