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Zcomms Annual Security Report 2015

About Dr Ashraf Ali

Dr Ashraf Ali
Having over twenty years of experience in the field of journalism and research, Dr. Ashraf Ali left BBC World Service to join the FATA Research Center (FRC) as its President back in 2009. Later he took over as The Executive Director of Zalan Communications (Zcomms). During this time, Dr. Ali covered the rise and fall of the Taliban in the conflict zones on both sides of the Durand Line (Pak-Afghan border), the subsequent American-led war on terror and the re-grouping of the Taliban in recent times. He has been contributing articles to Daily Telegraph (London), San Francisco Chronicle (USA), The Muslim Observer (USA) and the Gulf Monitor (UAE), besides writing regular columns for the leading Pakistani newspaper, daily The News on the issues related to terrorism, militancy and the on-going war on terror. Dr. Ali has led a number of research studies in the volatile tribal areas as well as the bordering Afghanistan on a wide range of issues from violent extremism/radicalization to the socio-economic, political and cultural aspects of the region.

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