Muhammad Imran (Ashna) was born on 30th May 1988 in an old village in Bamakanda, a part of the hilly area of Malakand Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He has completed his High school from Govt High School Kharki Dheri Sakhakot, HSSC, and Bachelors of Arts (English Literature) from Govt. Degree College Dargai (affiliated with the University of Malakand).
He remained a student of Masters of Arts (English Literature) in the pioneer batch of Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan but didn’t complete his masters due to some reasons. This failure led his way towards United Arab Emirates for a Job. After spending almost two years, the life took another twist and he left UAE too for soothing his soul. He came back from UAE on 16th December 2011, and went to University of Peshawar just after 5 days of his arrival, where he restarted his education in Pashto Department, after a gap of almost three long years. During his studies he joined Campus Radio (University of Peshawar) FM 107.40 as an internee which showed him ways to join Pakhtunkhwa Radio FM 92.20 on January 8th 2013. After spending almost one year in Pakhtunkhwa Radio, he joined Radio Pakistan (Conflict Victims Support Program funded by USAID) as Drama Producer.
He remained there till April 2014 and after successfully completing his degree of Masters in Arts (Pashto) with distinction, he was offered a job in AVT Channels (Khyber News) as a sub editor. He joined AVT Channels on May 2014. He remained for almost one and a half year as a Sub Editor, News Anchor, reporter and Program Host. He left Khyber News on Sept 22nd, 2015 and joined Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFEFRL)’s Pashto service Mashaal Radio as a correspondent for Karachi. He remained part of RFERL till April 2018 when parted his ways from there and joined Daily Shahbaz as News Editor. He has another masters degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from University Of Peshawar and currently pursuing his M.Phil (Pashto Literature) degree from the University Of Peshawar. Imran has remained active on Social Media and has a YouTube Channel with the name “IMRAN ASHNA” where he shares contents related to History, Literature and especially Pashto learning.
Muhammad Hashim Khan Achakzai, the president of the Chaman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI), told Arab News.