Khadim Hussain

Culture Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Khadim Hussain is a Pakistani writer and politician who is currently serving as Culture Secretary of the Awami National Party Khyber Pakhtnkhwa. He was born on 24th of April 1968 in Peshawar. He did his Masters in English Literature in 1992 and earned his research degree in linguistics in 2003.

Khadim Hussain has previously worked as Managing Director of the Baacha Khan Trust Educational Foundation (BKTEF) Peshawar, taught  Linguistics and Communication at Bahria University Islamabad, Pakistan, and taught language and linguistics at the department of Linguistics Qauid-e-Azam University Islamabad for two decades.

Khadim Hussain designed programs for youth development, planned educational curricula, planned and operationalised teachers training programs constructed good governance models and executed the programs in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Afghanistan as a Managing Director of the BKTEF. He trained hundreds of teachers in critical model of education, child psychology, language teaching and activity based learning. He also trained hundreds of youth in pluralism, non-violence, good governance and leadership skills in Pakistan and Afghanistan. He also wrote detailed reports of all these programs and activities.

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 and terrorism and regional cooperation to his credit besides participation in scores of international conferences over the last 15 years. He has been regularly contributing to the editorial pages over the past more than ten years.

Khadim Hussain has a also written a book titling “Rethinking Education- Critical Discourse and Society” published in 2012. Another book, ‘The Militant Discourse ‘published in 2013 is also to his credit. His Urdu novel ‘Pagdandi’ was published by Narratives Islamabad in 2014. His Pashto books ‘Zhaba, Qaam Aw Adab’ and ‘Adam Tashaddud: Madkoora Aw taglara’ were published in Jan 2020 by the Baacha Khan Research Center. 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 completed a project on education reforms with Rand Corporation in 2006.                                             

Khadim Hussain has been regularly invited as resource person by several national and international organizations to their workshops, seminars and conferences on the themes mentioned above. He has also been engaged in literary creativity, socio-political activism and advocacy for the last 15 years on the issues mentioned above. He has contributed to the editorial page of Dawn regularly for ten years.

He is also a member of the Central Committee, Central Council and Constitutional Committee of the Awami National Party.

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