Taha Siddiqui is The Christian Science Monitor's Islamabad-based correspondent, covering Pakistan since 2012. He reports about rising terrorism, persecution of minorities, economic instability, corruption, civil-military affairs in a nuclear-armed country rife with extremism. He frequently travels to the tribal areas of Pakistan, next to the Afghanistan border.
As finance graduate, Taha landed in journalism accidentally, taking his first job with CNBC Pakistan as a financial journalist. But journalism became his passion and now he has contributed to several renowned international and local TV, print, and online news organizations including De Welt, The Daily Telegraph, France24, Arte, and Express Tribune. He has also worked at Pakistan's mainstream news channels including Geo News, Express News, and Dunya TV.
Taha hails from the southern port city of Karachi and grew up in Saudi Arabia. He moved back to Pakistan in 2000.