Balochi/Urdu Teaching


Malik Siraj Akbar is an experienced Urdu and Baluchi language instructor, curriculum developer, interpreter, and translator. He has offered services to the following institutions. 


  • The Defense Language Institute

  • The University of Maryland

  • The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

  • The Second Language Testing Institute 

  • The Diplomatic Language Service 

  • The Washington Language Center  

  • Inlingua Utah

  • ICA Languages 

  • Lionbridge

  • CyraCom

  • The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

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Malik Siraj Akbar regularly consults different government, non-government, and private entities on politics, economy and security matters. His services include writing research papers, risk assessments, briefings and presentations to the senior leadership of organizations interested in different topics related to South Asia, Pakistan, the conflict in Balochistan, press freedom, human rights, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and other topics. His clients have included.

  • ActionAid

  • Asia Society

  • Oxfam

  • The Balochistan Institute for Development 

  • EuroAsia Group

  • Solinfo

  • Center for Naval Analyses

  • Centra Technology, Inc. 

  • Alaco






Public Relations


Malik Siraj Akbar has extensive experience working in the Washington D.C. area as a communications specialist, media strategist, online branding manager, and a social media expert. Malik has produced newsletters, developed media strategies for various campaigns and advocacy groups, produced podcasts, written op-eds, blog posts and letters to the editor. 


A former member of the Public Relations Society of America, Malik has successfully pitched stories to the following news organizations. 


  • The New York Times 

  • The Washington Post

  • The Wall Street Journal

  • Forbes 

  • The Chicago Tribune 

  • The Huffington Post

  • The Atlantic Magazine 

  • CNN

Public Speaking


Malik Siraj Akbar is a frequent speaker at different educational institutions, government and nongovernmental organizations, think-tanks and various organizations on a variety of issues ranging from Pakistan, the conflict in Balochistan, democracy, human rights, and foreign affairs. Malik has spoken at the following institutions. 


  • Harvard University 

  • University of California, Berkely

  • Arizona State University 

  • George Washington University 

  • The American University

  • Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

  • George Mason University

  • City University, New York 

  • New America

  • The National Endowment for Democracy

  • Humboldt University, Berlin



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