Brief introduction of Prof. Khadim Hussain- The Pashtun intellectual

Dr. Khadim Hussain

Prof. Khadim Hussain

Prof. Khadim Hussain: Born in Badaber, Peshawar, Khadim Hussain is a socio-political, cultural, civil society & human rights activist, writer, novelist columnist, blogger, linguist, researcher and author.

He is currently working as Managing Director Baacha Khan Trust Educational Foundation (BKTEF) Peshawar, Pakistan. Khadim He was permanent faculty for Linguistics and Communication at Bahria University Islamabad, Pakistan, from 2004 to 2010. He has also taught at the department of Linguistics Qauid-e-Azam University Islamabad for several years.

He founded Aryana Institute of Regional Research and Advocay (AIRRA) in 2006. With a special interest in researching Discourse Construction, Critical Discourse Analysis, and Critical Thinking, Khadim Hussain has some 30 international research publications and scores of media articles on education, human security, social transformation, culture, linguistics, extremism, terrorism and regional cooperation. He has participated in more than 12 international conferences over the last 15 years.

His book ‘Rethinking Education- Critical Discourse and Society’ published in 2012 and another book, The Militant Discourse published in 2013 are glimpses of his intellectual stature. He has also published an Urdu novel ‘Pagdandi’ in 2014.

He has been a Co-Researcher for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the project titled ‘Mode and Scale of Conflict in Iran, Turkey and Pakistan’ by School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences based in Paris. He has also completed a research project with Higher Education Commission on the Reading Habits of University Students of Pakistan in 2005. He has completed a project on education reforms with Rand Corporation in 2006.

Professor Khadim Hussain has been working as a Resource Person for the workshops organized by Faculty Research Development Program launched by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan in 2005. He has been regularly invited as resource person by several national and international organizations to their workshops and conferences on the themes mentioned above.

Khadim Hussain has also been engaged in literary creativity, socio-political activism and advocacy for the last 15 years. He has been regularly writing on the editorial pages of the daily Dawn and the Pashtun Times on the issues of militancy, social development and religious extremism in FATA and Pakhtunkhwa for the last ten years.

The Activist cant find appropriate words to pays tribute to this visionary legend who is busy in bringing hope, peace, love, knowledge and is enlightening the minds of youth amid the darkest and turbulent times of Pakistan’s history.


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