Reema Abbasi resides in Karachi, Pakistan. At present, she is a freelance journalist and commentator on socio-political issues. She has been a journalist with the News International, Herald Magazine and Dawn, and is the author of Historic Temples in Pakistan: A Call to Conscience and Ajmer Sharif: Awakening of Sufism in South Asia, and SIN, translations of Wajida Tabassum’s short stories. Reema received the Gender in Journalism Award in 2003 by UNESCO and the Rajiv Gandhi Award for the Literary Personality of the Year in 2014. Throughout her career, Reema’s writings have focused on marginalized communities, socio-political concerns, heritage, and the values of secularism. Her other passions include travel, arts, and culture.