An MPhil scholar of the Balochi language in the University of Balochistan, Quetta. She has a master’s degree in Balochi Language and literature from the University of Balochistan. A science graduate from the Karachi University, she has a two-year diploma in Computer Science from Sindh Board of Technical Education, Karachi. Zahida has authored five books on diverse genres such as poetry (in Balochi and Urdu); short stories; essays; novel; novelette; drama; book reviews; and technical writings. She also translates literary and academic texts, and has authored academic and non-academic research papers.