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Yousaf Jan Utmanzai is a Pakistani Journalist working with Khyber News, from Peshawar, Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa. He belongs to the Utmanzai Tribe.

Yousaf Jan Utmanzai was born in Charsadda, KPK,

His father was a government servant I and was working in the department of WAPDA. Yousaf Jan Utmanzai has lived a life full of hurdles and suffering as his family was going through their worst days and facing severe financial crises which resulted in living low standard life. The house in which they used to live its condition was the lowest. He had to witness that crucial moment when her mother took off her only bangles and gave it to Yousaf Jan Utmanzai, to give it to the people waiting outside their doorstep to settle the debt.

Yousaf Jan Utmanzai commitment to education in such severe and unfavorable condition is indeed fascinating. He got his initial educational background till grade 3rd from Utmanzo School Charsadda. After his father transfer was made to Peshawar they also moved to Peshawar and he continued his education there in Government School Irrigation Colony, Peshawar till grade 5th. He also went to Government School No# 3 Khyber Bazar in Peshawar till grade 8th. When he was in grade 8th his teacher became personal and failed him consecutively two times in grade 8th, so his mother decided to enrolled him in public school, from where he completed his matriculation.

After the completion of his matriculation Yousaf Jan Utmanzai went back to his home town in Charsadda and completed his FSc and Graduation from a Govt Degree College Charsadda. When he was enrolled in B.A he also started a job alongside his education to earn some money for his living. He is also LLB degree holder. When he was enrolled in LLB degree program he used to do a job from which he could hardly get Rs.180 per day and consecutively for three years he remained in this job. Yousaf Jan Utmanzai remained in advocacy for three years but his life remained stagnant as it was before, until his mother asked him to leave this profession and he did so.

After quitting the profession of advocacy he started working in a Government TV channel as a news caster for three years. Yousaf Jan Utmanzai also worked in radio for 3 to 4 years. To get a stable livelihood he also worked in Pharmacy sector and also he worked as a salesman. In 2010 AVT Khyber gave him a call for joining and he finally had breakthrough.

AVT Khyber offered him a show by the name of Khyber Watch. The aim of his assignment was to highlight those issues of crime, narcotics and other social problems in Pashtun society. After joining AVT Khyber indeed he got a full time job and his collective life became stable but on the other hand in his individual life he was facing too much problems by some entities, as each day as he was threatened including his family. They would even sue Yousaf Jan Utmanzai in court. Yousaf Jan Utmanzai also mentioned that “each day from the last 5 to 8 years when ever I left for my job in the morning, I doubt that whether I will come back to home or not” but still he continued his assignments.

Later on in 2018 Yousaf Jan Utmanzai started his own YouTube Channel by the name of Yousaf Jan Utmanzai Official in which he continued his aim of highlighting the issues of Pashtun society all alone. In 2019 Yousaf jan Utmanzai started a Welfare Organization by the name of Aam Olas. Which is registered Welfare Organization under the Government of Pakistan. The aim of Aam Olas is to minimize poverty in Pashtun society and solve other possible social problems.

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