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Faculty & Staff

SMC’s faculty members are on the cutting edge of the business. Our faculty members at the Department of Journalism & Mass Communication keep themselves updated on journalistic issues and media practices. At TFT, courses are taught by a diverse faculty of accomplished filmmakers, professional practitioners, scholars and writers, representing a wide range of approaches and backgrounds, who have earned national and international distinction in theirareas.

Permanent Faculty

  • Rana Faizan Ali
    Head of Department - Journalism & Mass Communication
    Assistant Professor

    • M. Phil Mass Communication, BNU
    • M.A in Mass Communication, BNU
    • Former News Reporter GEO TV
    • Former Asisstant Producer (Left Right GEO TV)
    • Strategy & planning Head (Koh-e-Noor TV)
    • Host (Gardish-e-Halat Kohe-e-Noor Tv )

    Mr. Rana Faizan Ali is an academician, broadcast journalist, production expert, and media trainer. He has over 11 years of experience in teaching, production and media training. He has been associated with numerous leading Television Channels including Geo News, and Koh-e-Noor TV in hosting, reporting and production. He has also been a Distinguished Visiting Faculty and Media Trainer at the Management and Professional Development Department, Government of the Punjab. He is also a member of the committee on Education Reform and Communication, Programme Monitoring and Implementation Unit, Government of the Punjab. He is also an external examiner and member of the Board of Studies of several public and private universities.

  • Dr. Farasat Rasool
    Assistant Professor

    • PhD Communication Sciences – CIMEOS, Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France
    • M II (Research) Media, Language & Communication – Institut Français de Presse (IFP), Université Panthéon – Assas Paris II, Paris, France
    • MA Mass Communication with specialization in Advertising & Public Relations – Institute of Communication Studies, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan

    Dr. Farasat Rasool did his MS and PhD from France on merit scholarship jointly offered by Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan and the Government of France. He did his MS (Research) from one of the most prominent and eminent institutes of journalism in Europe i.e., IFP. His area of study had been semiotics. For his PhD dissertation, he specialized in the field of Media Sociology and was awarded distinction for his doctoral thesis – a rare honor in the field of Communication Sciences in France. He has been teaching at the some of the most renowned higher education institutes of the country in both public and private sectors.

  • Dr. Wajiha Raza Rizvi
    Associate Professor, School of Media & Mass Communication
    PhD Supervisor, In-charge/Head MS Film & TV program

    • PhD Communication Studies, University of the Punjab, Pakistan
    • PhD Research Scholar from Pakistan, Global Inter Media Dialog, Norway
    • Doctoral Studies, Oklahoma State University, USA
    • MA Goldsmiths’ College University of London, UK
    • B Design, National College of Arts, Pakistan

    Wajiha Raza Rizvi, currently Co-chair of the International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Gender and Communication Section, Life member of Honorary Board of Governors of London Film and Media, President of the Pakistan National Association of Fulbright Alumni and Fulbright Alumni Association Lahore and Head of Chevening Alumni Punjab; trained in the USA, UK, Norway and Pakistan, is Head of Film Studies Section AMCAP Pakistan.

    Former Head of Theatre, Film & TV department, Rizvi is an Associate Professor at School of Media & Mass Communication Beaconhouse National University (BNU) Pakistan and Incharge of MS Film & TV program at present. She also designates as the Founding Director of Film Museum Society Pakistan. She set up Film and TV department at National College of Arts (NCA) as Associate Professor/Project Director, 2003-2006. She pioneered the fine arts, music and theatre program at Forman Christian College (A Chartered University) in 2015-2016. She taught a connect course on Media and Peace Building between FCC and American University in Nigeria with support from Global Liberal Arts Alliance, USA.

    Rizvi received the Chughtai award for excellence in design from NCA in 1988,  travelled to the UK on Foreign & Commonwealth Office Scholarship and Award Scheme (FCOSAS) to study television production techniques at North East Media Training Centre and did her MA in Television Documentary from Goldsmiths’ University of London on Chevening, went to Oklahoma State University for doctoral studies in film and TV on Fulbright, and did PhD in Communication Studies from University of the Punjab, Pakistan. 

    From working in public and private sectors, Rizvi has about 100 television productions and commercials to her credit. She produced 65 SAF Stars Quiz Shows for Orient McCANN/SAF Secretariat / GHQ to raise funds for the 9th SAF Games among the seven SAARC nations in Pakistan.

    Rizvi has published film research worldwide from entries for Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures and Danesname-ye-Jahan e Islam (An Encyclopedia of Islamic history for 14 decades) to Routledge journals. The University of Massachusetts Amherst USA and University of York Canada included her paper Visual pleasure in Pakistani cinema in graduate and undergraduate syllabi in 2014. Her international war film papers and Pakistani film papers are among the top 10% most downloaded papers on Social Science Research Network (SSRN) since April 2019.

    Contact: wajiharaza@yahoo.com

  • Haris Badar
    Assistant Professor

    • MA International Journalism (Bournemouth University, UK)
    • BA (Hons.) Accounting & Finance (Bournemouth University, UK)

    Freelance journalist, content writer/creator and an entrepreneur. Harris Badar has worked as Financial Analyst at Mott MacDonald. During his time in England, he worked for a news organization “The Breaker” as reporter and feature writer. After returning from England, he contributed for “The News” for some time and later on pursued his career in academia. Harris Badar taught at Lahore School of Economics for few years. Currently, he is overseeing different business ventures and teaching in SMC department at BNU.

  • Qazi Akhyar Ahmad
    Head of the Department - Theatre, Film & Television
    Assistant Professor

    • M. Phil in Mass Communication Management 
    • M.Sc. in Computer Sciences, PUCIT
    • Certificate Course Video Production NCA Lahore
    • Certificate Course Documentary Film Production Institute of Media & Communication, Iqra University Lahore

    Qazi Akhyar Ahmad has been teaching at TFT since 2011. He is full-time faculty teaching Videography, Post Production and Graphics courses. He has worked for 2 years at an advertising agency cum media production house in Lahore. He has worked for 6 years as Program Director at one of the Pakistani prestigious leading TV network channel HUM TV. With his previous years of work in telefilms, dramas, documentaries, magazine shows etc., he brings valuable industry expertise to the editing portion of the program.


  • Muhammad Naveed Asim

    • MSC Digital Visual Effects (University of KENT, UK)
    • BS (HONS.) IT

    Naveed Aasim is VFX TD, VR Producer, and Digital Arts Lecturer with experience of teaching in a wide range of environments, including classrooms and skill-development workshops. He has an extensive industrial experience which focuses on VFX, Animation, Virtual Reality and Art Direction; he regularly teaches courses for bachelor's students in these areas at SMC and TFT. He spent over 15 years working as a Multimedia Designer, Digital Artist, VFX & 3D Artist, VR Producer and Art Director in various professional studios, in the Middle Eas and, UK.
    He founded ChandNagar Studios in Lahore, specialized in surreal fashion, commercial and product photography, 3D & VR content and a wide variety of photo-realistic visuals.

  • Misha Mirza
    Assistant Professor

    • M.A Communication Design - University of Salford, UK
    • BCA - Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi

    Misha Mirza is a communication designer and a freelancer. Her work focuses on design for social change and developing eco-friendly products. She has not only worked on various briefs by multinationals but has also been creating experimental design on self-initiated projects, exploring mediums.

  • Dr. Qamar-ud-din Zia Ghaznavi
    Assistant Professor

    • PhD in Media Studies
    • Masters in Mass Communication, Philosophy, Political Science, Punjabi, History and Pakistan Studies

    Dr. Qamar-ud-din Zia Ghaznavi holds a PhD in Media Studies and has 16 years experience of professional journalism. Apart from Mass Communication, he has done Masters in Philosophy, Political Science, Punjabi, History and Pakistan Studies. Previously, he was working as the Head of Print Media and In-charge PhD Programme at University of Central Punjab (UCP).

  • Tajdar Alam.
    Pride of Performance.
    Advisor Electronic Media.

    • Rector, Virtual University
    • Managing Director, Virtual Television Network
    • CEO, Prime TV – Norway
    • Director Programs, TV Asia – UK
    • Director Audio Visual, Interflow Communications

    A veteran with over  45 years' experience in advertising, electronic media  production and management, Mr. Alam has been associated with renowned national and international media organizations in very senior capacities. He has also participated in international media conferences and forums as a guest and keynote speaker. He has trained hundreds of  TV and film professionals who are successfully serving notable media organizations or working independently at home and abroad. For his extraordinary contributions and unprecedented success in the field of electronic media, he was conferred upon the highest civil award the Pride of Performance by the government of Pakistan.

  • Zeeshan Zaigham

    • PhD Scholar Mass Communication
  • Sarmad Ibrahim Cheema
    Senior Lecturer, TFT

    Profile: Mr. Sarmad has a Masters in Directing Film & Television from Bournemouth University, UK. He owns and runs a creative agency and is a program producer and RJ at FM-103. He has served as faculty at University of Lahore and Institute of Arts and Culture.

    Email: sarmed.cheema@bnu.edu.pk

  • Usman Rana
    Lecturer, TFT

    Profile: Mr. Usman has a Masters in Music from University of Punjab preceded by Bachelors in Musicology from the National College of Arts. He owns and runs a music agency providing commercial services of sound design and music production. He has been associated with BNU as a member of the visiting faculty and has also taught at the University of Punjab.

    Email: muhammad.usman@bnu.edu.pk

  • Werdah Munib
    Assistant Professor

    • M.Phil Mass Communication (Gold Medal)
  • Wahiba Abbas
    Teaching Assistant TFT

    • M.Phil Communication Studies, Institute of Communication Studies, University of the Punjab, Lahore.
    • BS. (Hons) Communication Studies, Institute of Communication Studies, University of the Punjab, Lahore.
    • Presented a research paper at National Media Conference 2019 held at NUML Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Tooba Khalid
    Teaching Assistant, MA Mass Communication

  • Zeest Shahid
    Teaching Assistant JOR

    • BA (HONS.) Media & Mass communication, BNU
  • Zunaira Zafar
    JOR Coordinator

    • M.Phil Media & Mass communication, UCP
    • Email: academiccd2.journalism@bnu.edu.pk

  • Kinza Amjad
    Teaching Assistant JOR

    • M.Phil Media & Mass communication, UMT
  • Afaf Kamal
    Teaching Assistant JOR

    • MA Media & Mass communication, BNU
  • Muhammad Shan Aatir
    Teaching Assistant Cum MS TFT Coordinator

    • BS (Hons.) Mass Communication Management, Superior University
  • Visiting Faculty

    • Zaeem Yaqoob

      • Executive Director, Student Affairs & External Relations, Beaconhouse National University


      Zaeem Yaqoob Khan is an academic, marketer and Higher Education manager with over 17 years of experience in Pakistan serving different roles in the HE sector. Besides earning graduate certificates in Total Quality Management and Video Productions, he has graduate degrees in Computer Science and Development Studies (Development, Technology and Policy) with graduate credentials in Data Economics and Development Policy from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA.
      He is working at Beaconhouse National University (BNU) in the capacity of Executive Director of Student Affairs & External Relations.
      Zaeem is the 2012 Fellow of the prestigious International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) by the US Department of State and has done advocacy, research and training projects with the World Bank Group, German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ), The Danish Centre for Culture and Development (CKU) and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Pakistan.
      He has taught and supervised projects and theses both at the undergraduate and graduate levels at University of the Punjab, University of Engineering & Technology, National College of Arts, University of Central Punjab and Beaconhouse National University.
      His areas of research interest are entrepreneurship, creative and cultural industries, freedom of information and citizen engagement.

    • Kamran Butt

      • Chevening Scholar, Producer at GEO TV
    • Yasmin Butt

      • Founder, the Support Group & Former Director External Linkages, USA
    • Imraan Peerzada

      • Educationist, Producer, Writer, Researcher

      Mr. Imraan Peerzada, Founding member and partner – Rafi Peer Theater Workshop -1974 to present, has a large portfolio of work including theater productions, films, musical concerts, and international arts festivals.

    • Rameez Ahmed Khan

      • Political Correspondent, Express Media Group
    • Arfa Bushra

    • Amjad Islam Amjad

      • Pride of Performance, Writer, Poet.
    • Shahid Malik

      • Broadcaster BBC Urdu
    • Memood Aali

      • Former Executive Programs Producer (PTV)
    • Syed Noor

      • Film Director, Writer
      • Nigar Award for Best Film Director in 1995, 1996 and 1997
    • Muhammad Usman Rana

      • MA - Masters in Music, University of the Punjab - 2009
      • BSc (Hons.) - Musicology, National college of Arts Lahore - 2007

      Usman is a profound, contemporary and conventional Musicologist. He has more than 16 years of experience as a music educator, performer, music producer, arranger and guitarist. He has been associated and worked with main stream artists of Pakistan over the years like Mekaal Hassan, Ai Mustafa and Rustam Fateh Ali Khan of Patiala Gharana. His entire work span has the reflection of both academic and field work mainly in music production.

      He started his music career as a guitarist of “O”positive Band in 2000, performed in various stage shows/live concerts. He is a signed artist of two major record Labels Fire record in Pakistan and Worldwide records in India. The latest of his self-production was a solo song with a band Black n White - titled “ISHQ” in 2011 which gained recognition on national and international platforms.

      He began his teaching career from Aitchison College Lahore and after that joined University of the Punjab as lecture, where he got a chance to taught Music elements, aesthetics, background scoring, recording techniques and orchestrations by using modern teaching methods. He is currently a CEO of Music Factory Studios. The studio is officially signed up with more than 30 gaming brands worldwide. From 2013 till now the studio provide sound facilitation to more than 3000 games.

    • Ayub Khawar

      • Executive Producer at Dunya TV
      • Former Director / Producer PTV and GEO TV
      • M.A (URDU), Karachi University

      Mr. Ayub Khawar has worked with majority of popular stars of Pakistan, having directed famous drama serials such as Khwaja and Son, Fishaar, Din, Daldal, Inkaar, Ghareeb-e-Shehar, Qasmi Kahani, Nisaf Sadi Ka Qassi and Kahani Ghar. All of these serials were directed for PTV. Since he left PTV, he has done several serials for ARY Digital as well, the most notable of which was Gulzar Kahani. He is currently working as the Executive Producer of famous infotainment show Mazak Raat on Dunya TV.

    • Ali Tahir

      • Actor / Director / Producer
      • MBA

      During the 1990s, Ali Tahir rose to prominence as a promising actor with tremendous potential. Acting is something that ran in Ali's family as both his parents, Naeem Tahir and Yasmeen Tahir, have been associated with show business for decades. He has starred in various Pakistani Dramas, Theater and sitcoms.

      His recent performances have been witnessed in the sitcom 'Main Tujh Se Pyar Karta Hoon', airing on Geo TV and 'Rani', which recently aired on PTV and are much appreciated. He has also starred in the 2003 short film 'Kal', which was aired at the third Kara Film Festival.

    • Simi Raheal

      • TV and Film Artist
      • Social Activist
      • Entrepreneur
      • Academician
      • Trainer

      Simi Raheal is a veteran TV and Film artist who has to her credit countless famous TV Serials including Landa Bazar, Daastan, Maan, Dur-e-Shehwar, Manchaley, Najiya, Woh Ishq etc. She has also worked in films such as Films Khuda K liye and Mein hoon Shahid Afridi. Besides her acting commitments, she is a social activist, entrepreneur, academician and trainer on the areas of gender, media and communications.

    • Salman Shahid

      • Actor (Theater, Film, TV and Voice Actor)

      Salman Shahid is a highly respected actor of Pakistan who is especially known for her power packed performances in various television plays. Besides being one of the most recognized actors of the Pakistan television industry, he has also worked in many stage plays and films. He has worked in number of Indian films, including 2010's Ishqiya and 2014's Dedh Ishqiya directed by Abhishek Chaubey.

    • Dr. Ahmad Bilal

      • Lecturer at University of Punjab and UCAD
      • PhD, NTU, UK
    • Zia Ahmad

      • MA Film Studies, Kingston University, London.
      • Creative Director Midas (Pvt.) Ltd
    • Muhammad Ali

      • DoP - Visual Prophecy
      • Master in Film & TV, Beaconhouse National University
    • Adeel Hashmi

      • Actor / Director / Screen Writer
      • MFA in Academy of Art University, California, United States
    • Mian Ghazanffer Ali

      • MA Political Science, Punjab University Lahore
      • Diploma TV and Production Techniques, Pakistan Television Cooperation Academy, Islamabad
    • Toosheeba Sarwar

      • Experienced entrepreneur, business executive and adviser
    • Ismet Jawwad

      • Visual and Performing Artist/dance teacher (B.FA,BNU)
      • Group member (vocalist) of Harsakhiyan, Lahore
    • Muhammad Salman Nafees

      • Masters in Film from Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, UK.
      • Cinematographer having extensive experience of working on raw cameras like Red, Alexa & Blackmagic
    • Bilal Sami

      • MFA Film - Ohio University (Fulbright Scholar 2009)
      • Executive Producer – Media GENIC & KCGL Productions

      Bilal is a filmmaker, screenwriter and director. His work has appeared on television channels and festivals both in Pakistan and internationally. He was a Fulbright scholar to the U.S. where he completed his MFA in Film from Ohio University in 2012. During his time in the U.S. Bilal produced, directed and wrote a number of short films that have been screened at various international film festivals. He also worked on two hour-long documentaries that aired on National Geographic. His first feature length film titled ‘Lavender Rocks’ which he wrote and directed was shot in Ohio and is currently in post‐production. 
      In 2013-14 Bilal collaborated with the acclaimed Pakistani musician and producer Mekaal Hasan on a short documentary series titled 'Dhun'. Bilal has also written lyrics for the vocalist Zeb Bangash. Their song 'Jaisain milain ajnabi' was featured in the Indian feature film 'Madras Cafe'. 
      Bilal is currently writing his next feature length film ‘Sheher’ which he will produce in collaboration with the acclaimed Pakistani filmmaker and director Mehreen Jabbar. The film will be Executive Produced by Mira Nair.


    • Hasan Anwer Zubairi

      • Founder President - Council of Public Relations Pakistan (CPRPk)
      • Associate member of Karachi Press

      Hasan Zuberi is an experienced PR professional enriched with an MBA degree & over 2 decades of experience in Pakistan, Indonesia, Singapore, and the UAE. Starting an early career in 1995, Hasan has served some of the top names in their respective industry that includes: TEC-Microsoft, Asiatic PR, Coca-Cola, Aaj TV, the Citizens Foundation, Imation, SAHARA Communications UAE, Latitude PR, and Brand Spectrum.
      Hasan is the Founder President of the Council of Public Relations Pakistan (CPRPk), and represented Pakistan at the Global Alliance for PR & Communications Management (Global Alliance) and the International Public Relations Association (IPRA).
      Hasan is also serving as the Chairman Pakistan at MENSA, the global high IQ society. He is an associate member of Karachi Press Club and an alumnus of National Defense University Islamabad for NMW-9 program.

    • Mubashir Bukhari

      • Senior Journalist
      • President Media Foundation 360

      He is a senior journalist working in the field for the last two decades. Bukhari is a specialist in reporting and researching militancy and militant groups in Pakistan including Al-Qaeda and the Taliban. He has also co- authored the book, “Arabs in Afghan Jihad”. His work on militancy has been printed in various national and international publications.
      He has also been involved in training the journalists for accountability and ethic based reporting. He was a founding member and joint director of Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS), a think tank that provides an in-depth analysis of regional and global issues relating to peace building.
      He taught journalism at the School of Media and Communication, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore for five years. Bukhari has worked with various national and international print and electronic media organizations including Reuters, UPI, Weekly Asia360 (Singapore), The Mirror (UK), SBS (Australia). He has also worked with Geo News, The Friday Times, Daily Times, The Frontier Post, the Sun and The Nation in Pakistan.

    • Baber Ali

      • General Manager, Virtual University Television Network
      • PhD Candidate
      • Online Training Expert for Dig skills, A Project of Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication
      • Training in Digital Video Production from Japan
      • Training in Documentary Film making from Malaysia
      • Training in News Reporting and Production from Germany
      • Over 20 years experience in Media in various capacities from Associate Director to Executive Producer
      • Educational Technologist and contemporary media evangelist.
    • Umar Malik

      • Media Professional
      • 14 years experience in field of Media Industry
      • Working as C.E.O of Creative Productions (Production House)
      • Pioneer team member of Channel 92
      • 5 years work experience as producer, senior producer, executive producer, infotainment Head and Head of Election Cell in General Election 2018.
      • 4 years experience in Samma TV as director and producer
      • 5 years experience in Dunya TV as associate director and producer.
    • Mian Jawed

      • Senior Producer, 92 News HD, Express TV, Capital TV
      • Council Member, Lahore Press Club and Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PUFJ)
      • PhD in Communication Studies, Punjab University (on-going)

      Being a professional media director and trainer, Muhammad Jawed Aslam has planned executed and implemented good scores of TV programs including interactive talk shows, documentaries, reports, special transmissions and management functionaries in different leading news and current affairs channels of Pakistan throughout 17 years of broadcast career. He has worked with international agencies like UNICEF and ILO to produce and direct special documentaries for national days of Pakistan.
      He received a TV production certificate from IPTAR Malaysia, a joint venture of Malaysian RTM and National Geographic Team, and got training on international pattern of designing and producing TV programming & documentaries. In 2011, He was selected for the coverage of International Shell ECO-Marathon event in Malaysia and covered one week media activities with international journalists.
      He has been attached with Daily Khabrain, Kissan Time(PTV World), AAJ TV, VUTV, Express News, Capital TV and 92 channel. He was extensively in practice to develop FPC, fix point chart, team development structure, training modules and selection procedures criterion.
      As a media trainer, he has delivered practical training workshop to TV reporters as he has good knowledge of both studio and outdoor productions.
      He has almost completed his PhD in communication studies from Punjab University, waiting for the final viva session. He has earned MPhil degree in Political Science and Master Degree in Mass Communication from Punjab University Lahore with distinction. His areas of research are Mass Media and Public Policy Making.
      He has also launched Pakistan’s 1st digital newspaper V Paper as project head. His areas of interest include media management, media sociology, broadcast journalism, documentary direction, political communication and public policy, and mass media. He is currently working on two books related to Digital TV Production and Documentary Making. He is a council member of Lahore Press Club and Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PUFJ).

    • Maheen Farhan

      • Digital Narketing Expert
      • Blogger, Content Creator & Social Media Marketing Influencer

      Maheen Farhan is a digital marketing expert. She has over 10 years of experience in blogging, content creation, and influencer marketing. Maheen has worked with numerous leading national and international brands. She was awarded with Coca Cola Mena Scholarship in 2016. Only 14 students were selected for this scholarship and she was one of them. She also trains victims of domestic abuse, transgenders and acid-attack victims to become financially independent.

    • Usman Raza

      • Journalist
      • Post Graduate Degree in Broadcast Journalism

      Usman Raza has a post graduate degree in broadcast journalism. Having an experience of over 15 years across a wide range of news & current affairs channels, press and online journalism along with teaching experience of 3 years in different universities, he has a proven ability to develop novel ideas, to produce & direct top rated TV shows and to write balanced, informative and interesting stories. He is a multi-skilled journalist with the ability to build strong working relationships with fellow professionals. He has also led various departments of top TV channels of Pakistan with impeccable results, reflected in TV ratings and otherwise. He has strong academic and research background with a relevant media post graduate degree.

    • Zoya Hamza

      • Brand Manager, RA'EJ Milk
      • MPhil in Business Administration, Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore

      Zoya holds an MPhil degree in Business Administration (Marketing & Brand Management) from Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore and possesses a unique mix of private and social sector experience. In 2014, she was nominated for the prestigious professional exchange ‘International Visitors Leadership Programme’ by the US State Department and has represented Pakistan at various international platforms.
      She is currently the Brand Manager of RA'EJ Milk and a freelance consultant to young entrepreneurs especially women to help them personally and professionally in their journeys of life. She is also a Marketing Consultant for Grey Circles Communication, a digital marketing agency.
      As a young entrepreneur, an activist, a public speaker, a marketer, a teacher and above all, a very inspirational young multi-talented lady, she believes that the only competition one faces is with oneself and thus firmly puts her soul and energy into creating new benchmarks, setting new trends and experiencing new horizons.
      From creativity to decision-making, Zoya has a very dominating yet fun personality with exceptional PR, interpersonal, communication, leadership, and time and team management skills. Her passion in life is to work for a greater cause as a socially responsible individual.

    • Akber Bajwa

      • Journalist
      • MA Mass communication, BNU

      Working as a journalist from past 12 years, Akber Bajwa has worked in different reputable media organizations including Geo, Express News, Express Tribune, and PTV World, 24 News, 92 News and now in Public News. He has the experience of working in different capacities including News Producer, Panel Producer, Investigative Reporter and now as a News/Program Anchor.

    • Muhammad Atif

      • Marketing Communication Professional
      • MA Mass Communication, Beaconhouse National University

      Muhammad Atif is a marketing communication professional with experience of working with top global brands. He holds a Master’s degree in Mass Communication from BNU and has 10-years’ experience in communication industry.
      His expertise areas are corporate communication, marketing communication, crisis management, corporate social responsibility, campaign planning and public relations.He teaches digital communication and PR.

    • Unza Shahid

      • MA Media and Communications, City University of London, London, UK.
      • BA (Hons) Media Studies- Kinnaird College for Women, Pakistan
    • Rizwan Ali

      • Photography and Photojournalism Trainer
      • Winner of UNDP Millennium Dynamic Goals Award 2010

      Agha Rizwan Ali’s early childhood-love and passion toward Photography cum Visual reading led him to become an exceptional Teacher and Trainer. Agha specialized himself in teaching:

      • Camera as a Tool in Photography
      • Photojournalism
      • Semiotics of Visuals
      • Visual Communication & Visual Burden
      • Visualization & Psychology of Seeing

      He has been teaching Photography as an Art and Photojournalism as Visual Burden of a Society at various Top Universities and Institutions of Pakistan since the last two decades. He achieved a great success as a Subject Specialist in 2015 as his Photojournalism Course was approved by the University of Punjab, Pakistan, which is one of the oldest, leading and historical institution of Pakistan and he was permitted to start Pakistan’s first ever “One Year Postgraduate Diploma in Photojournalism” in the Institute of Communication Studies (PU). Here in Pakistan, he is the most authentic and acknowledged Trainer of Photography and Photojournalism, with an excellent command over Composition, Visualization and Visual Burden as well. Agha produced a hundreds of thousands students as professionals for local and international markets.
      He is not only a Brand Ambassador for Nikon but also a popular trainer of Nikon Pakistan. He was the one who introduced Photo-Walks to enhance a Visual Friendly atmosphere in Pakistan especially during the days of bomb blasts in Lahore when he conducted the walks with his students without any fear. In his own words “Often during Photo-Walks I have faced so many black days like I was there in walled city with my students and received calls of explosion at Railway Station or Data Darbar or near Dehli Gate but I never bent myself against all these odds and today every student or enthusiast goes to these photo-walks as a token of love to their heritage”.
      Agha won the UNDP Millennium Dynamic Goals Award 2010 and the “Best Teacher and Trainer Award of the Year 2014” by Nikon-Pakistan for training uncounted workshops, seminars and Photo-Walks. In his early days he was also bestowed with Role of Honor during his studies from his Alma Mater (GCU Lahore) which is highest award for excellence.
      Last but not least being a Trainer of Nikon-Pakistan, he got selected and funded by Nikon-Pakistan, as one of the Top Ten Pakistani Photographers to cover Wildlife in Masai Mara Kenya in March 2017.

    • Mr. Shahid Malik

      • Journalist, Columnist and Media trainer

      Mr. Shahid Malik is a veteran broadcast journalist, columnist, and media trainer. He has worked at many international and national media organizations. He has served as Head of BBC Asian Network in Leicester, England, Bureau Chief and Correspondent (Punjab) at BBC Pakistan and Analyst on BBC Five in Program Pakistan Desk. He has also served as Bureau Chief and Central Head of News at Samaa TV and Waqt TV. Mr. Malik holds a Master’s and L.L.B. degree(s) from Punjab University, MCIL from London’s Chartered Institute of Linguistics, and a degree in Teaching English from the University of Wales. He has over twenty years’ experience of teaching at different academic institutions including Beaconhouse National University Lahore, Government College University Lahore, Gordon College Rawalpindi, FG Sir Syed College Rawalpindi, and Allama Iqbal Open University Islamabad.

    • Mr. Qudrat-Ullah-Shahab

      • Film Director and Media Professional
      • Master in Documentary Practice, Queen Mary University, London.

      Qudrat-Ullah-Shahab is a thoughtful and creative film director and media professional directing digital productions and documentaries. He effectively manages all facets of commercial productions with strong project management and decision making skills, running his own digital media production agency with a professional experience of 6 years internationally.
      He holds a Master’s degree in Documentary Practice from Queen Mary University London and a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Beaconhouse National University.

    • Sameea Jamil

      • Chairperson, Department of Journalism, Government College for Women, Gulberg, Lahore
      • MPhil Mass communication and PHD Coursework in Mass communication

      Sameea Jamil has done MPhil Mass communication and PHD Coursework in Mass communication with specialization in International Communication. She is teaching since 1992 in Kinnaird collage and since 2006 in BNU. She started her career from Kinnaird collage developing curriculum for Undergrad and Masters Programs. For the very first time a curriculum was designed for hands-on training.
      She is strengthening Journalism Education in South Asia involving five south Asian countries i.e. INDIA, PAKISTAN, NEPAL, SIRILANKA and BANGLADESH. She also participated in regional conferences in United States related to the subject.

    • Dr. Mohammad Tahir

      • PhD Urdu FC College, MA Urdu, MBA, MA History, MA Political Science, MA Punjabi
    • Agha Nabeel, Regional Director

      • Oktopus 360Media
    • Attaullah Mussawer

      • Former Editor, Express Tribune
    • Dr. Waqar Malik

      • Lecturer Department of Mass Communication, Punjab University

    Administrative Staff

    • Yasir Sharif

      • Coordinator SMC
    • Maryum Yousaf

      • Teaching Assistant cum Academic Coordinator (MS Program)
      • MS Film & TV
      • MA Film & TV (Gold Medalist), Beaconhouse National University, Lahore
      • Diploma in Graphic Design and Photography, National College of Arts, Lahore
    • Iram Taj

      • Academic Coordinator (BA Hons. Program)
      • M Phil HR (on-going) 
      • MBA in Human Resource
    • Mr. Rafique Ahmad

      • Video Lab Incharge (TFT)
    • Anjum Nawaz

      • Control Room Operator / Studio Supervisor (TFT)
    • Shehzad Raza

      • TV Studio/NLE incharge
    • Muhammad Rashid

      • Lab Coordinator
The Beaconhouse Group
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