Asad Hashim spent four years pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering from a top US university, and, on graduating, did the only possible sane thing and moved back to Pakistan to become a journalist. He has been the Features Editor at The Friday Times, a copy editor/reporter at Geo News and a reporter/editor with Dawn.
Until recently, he split his time between growing increasingly anxious about politics in Pakistan and the state of rock ‘n roll, and pursuing an MA in the Anthropology of Media at the School of Oriental and African Studies, in London.
These days, he works as a journalist assigned to the Web Desk at Al Jazeera English, a 24hr news television network that has been alleged to be: 1. An al-Qaeda mouthpiece; 2. An Israeli Zionist conspiracy; 3. A Hamas mouthpiece; and finally, 4. A tool for Qatari foreign policy.
He believes that if it can be all of these things simultaneously, it deserves to get away with it.
He also enjoys writing about himself in third-person.
Pictured: The author.
The views expressed on this blog are personal, and do not reflect
the views of either Al Jazeera or any of my other previous
employers. They should be treated as such.