I did my Bachelorï¿½s in Economics from National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) and completed my Masterï¿½s in Environment and Development from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Prior to joining the YDF program at Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform, I was working with the NGO, National Rural Support Programme (NRSP), as a Program Officer in MER Department. I was involved with carrying out on-ground research and writing proposals for development projects funded by various international institutions and INGOs.
The YDF program, however, has given me the opportunity to align my academic background with my professional interests in environment and climate change. I am currently deployed with Food Security and Climate Change department where I am working to improve the current agricultural policy of Pakistan in order to make the agricultural sector more competitive. During this fellowship program, I intend to carry out research and projects related to sustainable growth and development, environmental awareness and activism as well as climate change.