Kashif A. Shahzada is an author and speaker with an interest and specialism in Islam and Comparative Religion. He has direct experience of establishing, maintaining and developing faith-community partnerships on behalf of British public organisations and a track record of successful delivery of communication and engagement campaigns. He frequently writes and speaks on Islam and Muslims and inter-religious dialogue and provides consultancy and training to individuals and organisations.
He is based in Karachi, Pakistan.
Kashif was born in Karachi in 1974, where he was educated at Habib Public School, DJ Science College, and Government College of Commerce & Economics. He then attended Birmingham City University, UK, where he gained the degrees of Master of Business Administration and Post graduate Diploma in Marketing. After completing continuous professional development, he was awarded the Chartered Marketer status by the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
After completing his education, Kashif worked in various social marketing roles in the UK and managed diversity and social cohesion programmes working for Professor Chris Mullard, at Focus Consultancy where he delivered projects for prominent British government departments. In 2007, he returned to Pakistan and started his own research and consulting on faith related issues. He was appointed as the Country Chair (Pakistan) for the 8th Global Islamic Marketing Conference held in Alanya, Turkey in 2017.
BUILDING BRIDGES, BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS
While in the United Kingdom, Kashif has held interfaith roles as Muslim Development Officer at LSC Faiths in Further Education Development Programme; Programme Resources Development Coordinator at the International Association of Religious Freedom, Oxford, and Muslim contributing member of Birmingham Council of Faiths.
He frequently writes and speaks on Islam and Muslims with a view to build bridges between Muslims and other faiths and to remove misunderstandings and foster peaceful co-existence. He regularly writes a column for the Friday (Faith) Feature of DAWN, Pakistan’s largest English Daily, while as a public speaker he has presented at a number of international conferences, seminars and symposia.
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