Dr Uzma Farooqui is the Chairperson and Professor of the Urdu Department at the University of Karachi. She received her PhD in Urdu in 1999 from the University of Karachi. Dr Farooqui has been teaching Urdu since 1993. She has published 2 books over 30 papers. She worked at the York Catholic District School Board, Canada, as Urdu Language Instructor. She is the editor of ‘Imtezaaj’, a research journal of the Department of Urdu, and a Member of the Board of Faculty and Academic Council at the University of Karachi.