Analyst - Counter-terrorism - South Asia Desk (Pakistan)
Mubashir Farooq has vast experience in Counter Terrorism in Pakistan. He has nearly thirty-one years of experience in Journalism as a Counter Terrorism expert. He has collaborated as a CT researcher with numerous government security departments such as police and local Intelligence agencies. He reported and Analysed Afghan War during 1987-1992 in Afghanistan. He has remained a personal advisor to the Chief Minister of Sindh province of Pakistan. Mr Farooq has also been working as media advisor to the Karachi Police. He has participated in Afghan Russia, cold war as a War Reporter. He had been in contact with notorious Afghan Mujahideen and interviewed members of infamous terrorist groups including Haqqani Network, Taliban and Al -Qaeda. Mr Farooq has also interviewed the founder of Haqqani Network Jalaluddin Haqqani, as well as Abu Sayyaf and Dr Abdullah Azam. He had close ties with the former Afghan President Burhan Uddin Rabbani and was his personal advisor in the Afghan war.
He closely monitors Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and IS-Khorasan Province (ISKP) and also conducts personal experience-based research on International Terrorist Organisation networks from Europe to US and from Africa to Pakistan.