Editorial Board

Muhammad Hamza Raza
Hamza Raza is a senior year student majoring in Social Development with a concentration in governance and political development at Habib University. Having research interests in human rights, labor economics, and health policy, Raza has served as a research assistant of economics at the School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and research intern at the Human Rights Commision of Pakistan. His current research project investigates the access to higher education for refugees in Pakistan and evaluates the scholarship programs aimed to improve their access to tertiary education. His relative academic expert areas include migration studies, participatory governance, and gender economics.


  • Raza, Muhammad Hamza, Neha Khatri, Sara Intikhab, and Rumaysa Iqbal. (2021). The New Normal In Urban Pakistan: A Journey Of Undergraduate Students Through Photovoice. Journal For Undergraduate Ethnography, 11 (1): 108-131. doi:10.15273/jue.v11i1.10870.
  • Raza, M. (2020). The Rohingya and Responsibility to Protect: Failing an Oppressed Minority. Pakistan Horizon.


Wajeeha Shakeel
Managerial Editor
Wajeeha Shakeel is a junior year student majoring in Communication and Design with double minors in English and Comparative Literature and History at Habib University. Her areas of relative expertise primarily include aspects of creative expression, art and design history, visual arts, graphic design, film, and literature.
Wajeeha has recently been involved in conducting transdisciplinary design research on the promotion of artistic and creative expression in government school children hailing from the non-privileged areas of Karachi, including the development of a revised national curriculum policy, and gamification of important aspects of art forms.


  • Shakeel, Wajeeha. 2020. “The Ghost Market.” Purple Ink Review, Volume I. (Habib University, Karachi): 47-49. ISBN: 978-969-23262-1-6.


Zara Imran
Managerial Editor
Zara Imran is a senior year student studying Social Development and Policy and English and Comparative Literature at Habib University. Her research area primarily includes interdisciplinary inquiry in the fields of literature, philosophy, and politics, with a focus on Gender & Sexuality Studies. She has worked as a Research Associate for the Global Health Directorate on their study regarding the impact of COVID-19 in Pakistan and for Arif Hasan.


  • Imran, Z., & Hasan, A. (2020, August 23). Precedent from history. DAWN.COM. https://www.dawn.com/news/1575973/precedent-from-history
  • Imran, Z., & Hasan, A. (2021, April 12). Greater visibility. DAWN.COM. https://www.dawn.com/news/1617780/greater-visibility
  • Imran, Z., & Shoaib, H. (2020). Female Mobility: Women Traversing Gendered Public Spaces in Urban Karachi. Tezhib Undergraduate Research Journal, 1, 43–72.


Muhammad Ashar Khan
Managerial Editor
Muhammad Ashar Khan is majoring in Social Development and Policy at Habib University, Karachi. He is an alumnus of the Study of United States Institute (SUSI) Programme in Comparative Public Policy from Donahue Institute, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Khan has a keen interest in fields of sustainable development and political economy.
He has been a part of various research projects, and his work has been published and presented at different platforms, including the Social Outcomes Conference hosted by the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. His research focus areas include global economic geography, heterodox political philosophy, and public policy.


  • Khan, Muhammad Ashar, Hiba Shoaib, Fizza Fatima, and Rimla Qamar. (in press) “Garrison state structure of Egypt and its implications for growth and development.” Nile Journal of Political Science (NJPS) (Nile University of Nigeria).
  • Khan, Muhammad Ashar. 2021. “Israel, the United States and Rest of the West.” Fenjan: The Middle East Journal (Middle East Center, University of Pennsylvania) (Summer 2021): 29-33.
  • Khan, Muhammad Ashar. 2021. “Munqidh min al dalal and the question of Prophecy – A comparative analysis of the position of Muslim philosophers and Al-Ghazali.” Afkar: Undergraduate Journal of Middle East Studies 3 (1): 2-10.