Zainab serves as a Program Officer for multiple ICFJ programs, particularly in Pakistan.
She currently manages the U.S.-Pakistan Professional Partnership in Journalism, an exchange program that brings more than 200 Pakistani journalists to the United States and sends 70 U.S. journalists to Pakistan. She is also deeply involved in the establishment of ICFJ’s State Department-funded Center for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) in Karachi, Pakistan.
Imam worked as a print journalist for five years in Karachi, Pakistan. She was part of the launch team for The Express Tribune, the Pakistani publishing partner of the International New York Times. She previously worked at the Pakistani English-language newspaper, Daily Times.