Interview with Ayaz Khan | Code for Pakistan

Interview with Ayaz Khan

Interview with Ayaz Khan

Q: Is there something your town/city is famous for, or something interesting or unique about it?

A: I belong to Dargai Malakand, which is known for its oranges and a sweet called Amrasa.


Q: Favourite subject in school? A favorite course at university?

A: I have done my Masters in IT from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, and my favorite subject was programming because I am good at it.


Q: Work experience?

A: I have two years of work experience as an Android Developer at Infoline Solution Peshawar.


Q: What do you do in your spare time?

A: Blogging, reading novels, writing small scripts for YouTubers, researching, data mining, and playing computer games.


Q: Why did you apply to the KP Government Innovation Fellowship?

A: I wanted to work with the government to polish my skills and to use my skills to bring betterment in society.


Q: Which government department were you assigned to work with? What solution did you work on?

A: I worked on KPITB’s existing governance initiatives.


Q: Any other achievements you want to share?

A: A website by the name of for content writers to share their work and get paid for views.


Q: How has your experience of the Fellowship program and working with the government been like? What were the challenges? What were the positive aspects?

A: I got to polish my skills and have learned how to work on big projects with the government with team collaboration. Moreover, I learned a lot from the training and sessions held throughout the Fellowship program and the tremendous support from the CfP team.


Q: What was your favorite part of being a Fellow?

A: Getting mentorship opportunities and learning how to work in a team.


Q: What was the unique quality you brought to the Fellowship?

A: Creativity and innovation.


Q: What do you hope will be the impact of the work that you did? What do you hope this will achieve?

A: Bringing the government and citizens together and making processes more transparent.


Q: What is one civic/social problem in your community/hometown that you think needs to be solved urgently?

A: There’s no awareness about technology and the use of technology.


Q: What is your favorite book/movie/tv show, and why?

A: Money Heist and Prison Break because they are both experimental and have an element of suspense.


Q: What is something people would be surprised to know about you?

A: That I make great tea.


Q: How would other people (friends, colleagues) describe you?

A: As somebody who has a good sense of humor.


Q: If you could have any superpower, what would you choose and why?

A: Use technology to solve civic issues in my society instantly.


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