It has been 25 years since Malik Nasir Awan, 51, arrived in the United States from his native Pakistan. As the owner of a construction company and the father of five American-born children, he feels settled here. But he still wants to pass on the Urdu language and culture of his home country to his […]
Author Archives: Aisha Asif
Aisha Asif writes for The Hechinger Report. A recent graduate of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, she also holds a degree in biology teaching from Brooklyn College and completed her student-teaching in New York City public schools. As an undergraduate, Asif wrote weekly columns on political and international affairs for her campus paper and also served as its news editor. She has interned with The New York Daily News and written for Pakistan’s leading English newspaper, Dawn.