Muhammad Kashif Ali

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Muhammad Kashif Ali Mr. Muhammad Kashif Ali obtained his Master’s degree in Pakistan Studies from University of the Punjab, Lahore (Pakistan) and stood first in the university, M.Phil in cultural history from University of the Punjab, Lahore in the field of Cultural Anthropology of Pakistan focusing mountain communities. Research project/thesis was “Cultural Transitions in Kalasha Valleys (1947-2006)” for this Mr. Kashif visited (a many times) all three Kalasha valleys (Bumboret, Rumbor and Birir) in Chitral and collected data from field, using field research tools like interviews, surveys and questioners. Mr. Kashif has been served UNDP in capacity of Social Organizer and trained a number of farmers and conducted many Capacity Building sessions in District Hafizabad from 2007 to 2008. Mr. Kashif served Government Science College, Wahdat Road, Lahore as Lecturer in History from 2005 to 2006, Virtual University of Pakistan as instructor/e-lecturer in Pakistan Studies from 2009 to 2012. Mr. Kashif is reading and writing on the mountain communities of Pakistan like the Kalasha, Kho, Shina, Balti, Hunzakut etc. His article has been appeared in the News International on the funeral rites of the Kalasha people and some more articles on the Kalasha and Hunza culture are in pipeline. Mr. Kashif is an active member of a social and literary forum; Baithak Lahore. He is serving a public sector university (University of Gujrat) these days.