Nuzaira Azam is a seasoned writer based in Washington D.C. A longtime journalist, she has three literary books on her credit, a collection of short stories Ashna na Ashna and two novels, Khawab Badosh-a novel on the triumph and tribulation of Pakistani immigrants to the US. This novel won the highest monetary award ever on an Urdu book got in the United States, Europe, Pakistan and India. Her latest novel, published in April 2017 under the title of Anahita ki Janam busti, is a story of a young woman journalist working and competing with her male counterparts and makes her way without hurting her dignity and respect as a woman
Her writing focuses on Pakistani women’s empowerment, their self-respect, dignity, and the rights of women in a patriarchal society. The book was launched by the Pakistan Arts Council in Karachi on April 06, 2017.
Her career as a writer and journalist includes reporting for an eminent Pakistani newspaper Nawa-e-Waqt from Islamabad. Besides, she has contributed news analysis, talks to Radio Pakistan and PTV Quetta station. She has written columns for several Pakistani-American Urdu newspapers on political, social and international issues.
Currently, she is heading an organization Global Beat, which focuses on training the youth and women to be journalists on professional lines. Besides, the organization also provide services in planning literary, Political and social events in different institutions.
Nuzaira Azam also contributes opinion pieces to Views and News—an online English magazine. Her bilingual expertise—both spoken and written in Urdu and English languages—also earned her a position as an Urdu instructor in Foreign Service Institute, U.S. State Department institution. She also works with ACTFL (American Council of Teaching Foreign Languages) to standardize Punjabi course. She served as a self-employed consultant to the US government on South Asia media as a contractor from 2008-2015.
Nuzaira Azam is a speaker at public events and a regular feature on literary forums including the Society of Urdu Literature and Halqa-e-Arbab. She also started having conversations with Pakistani university women students of journalism , and delivered talks on US politics and US media during her visits to Pakistan. She has been recipient of several honors.
Nuzaira Azam also served as Information Assistant to two Ambassadors, Ambassador Abida Hussain and Ambassador Maliha Lodhi at the Pakistani embassy in Washington D.C. from 1992-96, gaining recognition for her diplomatic insight and experience.