Pakistan Chapter Lead
Yusra Askari, Class of 2014
New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV)
Yusra Askari is a print and electronic media journalist based in Karachi, Pakistan. Having begun her professional career teaching art history at her alma mater, Askari is currently the Pakistan correspondent for New Delhi Television Limited’s (NDTV), promoting better cross-border ties, one story at a time. A supporter of numerous charitable causes, from the Kashmir earthquake to the Thar drought, Askari has worked on a number of social welfare initiatives, both in a personal capacity and with organizations such as the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation and the Edhi Foundation. She is also a member of The Kidney Centre Youth Initiative. A strong proponent of a less hostile regional narrative and increased people-to-people interaction, Askari is a visiting fellow at the Observer Research Foundation in Mumbai. Her writing has been published in Herald, Libas, HELLO! Pakistan, Paper Magazine, Good Times, The Friday Times, Destinations, OK, Express Tribune, The News, Daily Times, and the Hindustan Times. Askari received her degree in textile design from the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture.