Khalid Khattak, 34, is a staff reporter for The News International in Lahore, Pakistan, where he has been covering education, youth affairs, health and social issues.
Khattak’s journalism career began in 2005 after he received his master’s degree in English literature from the University of Punjab. He has covered the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab (the unicameral legislature of elected representatives of the province of Punjab, which is located in Lahore in eastern Pakistan). Additionally, he has reported on the youth wings of the country’s political and religious parties.
Besides contributing to the weekly magazine of The News International, Khattak has written articles for foreign online magazines with particular focus on the changing media landscape in Pakistan. Until July 2012, he blogged at Asian Correspondent under the byline “Pakistan Voice.”
Khattak is a council member of the Lahore Press Club and a member of Punjab Union of Journalists.
In 2011, under the U.S.-Pakistan Professional Partnership in Journalism, Khattak worked at the Duluth News Tribune in Minnesota.
His fellowship goals are to explore and learn about free press in United States and better equip himself in the wake of emerging technological changes.