A native of Tharparkar, Sindh, Shahzad Sharjeel grew up in Karachi. He holds a postgraduate degree in International Relations from the University of Karachi and has also pursued studies at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Boston. Sharjeel is actively involved in teaching subjects such as International Political Economy, Social Policy, and Development Communication at both public and private universities. He has also taught at his alma mater, the University of Karachi. Beginning his career in journalism, Sharjeel worked for two of Pakistan’s most widely read English-language newspapers. He is a regular contributor to Dawn, Pakistan’s leading newspaper. Transitioning to the field of development, he has dedicated over two decades to this sector. His work has taken him to various locations, including Karachi, Islamabad, the USA, Nigeria, and Japan, where he engaged in development-related and diplomatic fields. In terms of creative expression, Sharjeel’s preferred genres are ghazal in poetry and satire in prose. He published his collection of Urdu poetry titled ‘Kiyun’ in 2008. His latest book, ‘Rindana,’ is a collection of satire and humorous essays in Urdu.