Sanam Maher


Country: Pakistan

Sanam Maher is a journalist based in Karachi, Pakistan. For more than a decade, she has covered stories on Pakistan’s art and culture, business, politics, religious minorities and women. A Woman Like Her: The Short Life of Qandeel Baloch is her first book. 

Sanam Maher adalah seorang jurnalis yang tinggal di Karachi, Pakistan. Selama lebih dari satu decade, ia telah meliput kisah-kisah mengenai seni dan budaya, politik, kaum religi minoritas, dan wanita-wanita Pakistan. A Woman Like Her: The Short Life of Qandeel Baloch adalah buku pertamanya.

Appearing in

Main Program | Sanam Maher: A Woman Like Her

In 2016, Pakistan’s first social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch was murdered: an ‘honor killing’ at the hands of her own brother. Journalist Sanam Maher was compelled to write Qandeel’s story. …


Main Program | Life After #MeToo

The dust has far from settled on #MeToo, “a movement that represents probably the greatest and most conspicuous collaboration of women since the suffragettes”, according to Sam George-Allen. With the …


Special Event | Rhyme and Reason in the Region

We’re bringing together old favorites and new voices as UWRF’s finest writers from across the region gather for a long table dinner. Indulge in exceptional Indian cuisine from the pages …


Special Event | Thinking Big at bridges

UWRF brings together thinkers from around the world and we’ve gathered three of the Festival’s biggest for a one-night-only celebration. Join religious scholar Reza Aslan, risk-taking journalist Sanam Maher, and …