Courses: IMC


During the 1993-1998, IMC offered short-term certificate courses (8 to 14 weeks duration) in Islamabad in these areas:

  • Certificate in Journalism
  • Certificate in Advertising
  • Certificate in Public Relations
  • Certificate in Cartooning
  • Certificate in TV Journalism

The students and faculty published a six-monthly journal called The Communicator, which carried student writings.

Notable IMC faculty

A high-powered faculty was arranged to teach these courses. They included big-names like:

  • Syed Talat Hussain (The News then, formerly Geo TV)
  • Ziauddin Ahmad (Editor Dawn, Express Tribune, then)
  • Anjum Niaz (Late, Dawn)
  • Shujaat Ali (The News cartoonist then; formerly with Al-Jazeera TV)
  • Gulrez Mojiz (Interflow, film maker)
  • Muhammad Malick (Interflow & Dawn then, formerly MD PTV, TV anchor)
  • Tasneem Ahmer (then university faculty at QAU)
  • Absar Alam (The Nation then, former Pemra Chairman)
  • Navid Zafar (Late, Director Current Affairs PTV then)
  • Salman Wasay (then Paktel, later Ufone, now Chaaye Khana)
  • Ali Kamal Khan (Late, professor, advertising professional)
  • Mahmood Hashmi (owner, Orient McCann Erickson)
  • Allauddin Masood (DG Public Relations Pakistan Senate then)
  • Prof Zakariyya Sajid (President Press Institute of Pakistan then, formerly Chairman, Mass Communication Department at Karachi University)
  • Wali Zahid (Executive Director IMC then; President IMC now)

Notable IMC alumni

IMC alumni

Many of the alumni are now in senior positions in various media outlets. Some of them are:

  • Saman Ansari (then PTV hostess and FM RJ; now appears in TV plays)
  • Naveed Ahmad (Jefferson Fellow, The News/Geo, now international correspondent)
  • Ahmed Mukhtar (Bureau Chief, Abb Takk News)
  • Dr Leila Mona Ganiem, Indonesian scholar & professor
  • Fariha Tahir Shah (formerly with Nokia, NCR, Microsoft, CAA)
  • Javed Malik (Brandeis alum, formerly with DfID, now Director Malala Fund)
  • Ahmad Bilal Khan (advertising guru)
  • Rao Javaid (formerly with Oxfam)
  • Kiran Arif Khan