Zakir was born in 1967 at Karachi. He did his inter from Allama Iqbal College. From Hotel Sheraton, he took training of chef then he has started his career from Avari hotel. Then Zakir went to Singapore and from there he did courses of Chinese and Thai cuisine. During that one year of training period, he has also done fruits and vegetable carving course. Other than that he has also traveled to South Africa and Dubai for cooking courses. He got married in 1987 and now has 3 daughters and 2 sons.
Chef Zakir has been a very popular chef since the beginning. Chef Zakir's Books are very popular and are in high demand.
Afghanistan has a wide varying terrain allowing for many different crops. Afghan cuisine is largely based upon the nation's chief crops: cereals like wheat, maize, barley and rice. Accompanying these staples are dairy products (yogurt, whey), various nuts, and native vegetables, and fresh and dried fruits; Afghanistan is well known for its grapes. Afghanistan's culinary specialties reflect its ethnic and geographic diversity and has similarities with neighboring Iran,Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Pakistan and Turkmenistan. It is similar to cuisines of the Middle-East and Central Asia and the South Asian Subcontinent. Khana Pakana is the source for authentic Afghani Recipes, Afghani Food, and Cooking Techniques from Afghanistan.