Lailuma lived and reported from all over Afghanistan from 2002 to 2007, witnessed the Taliban and Al Qaeda war, where she faced death several times because of her profession and also not covering her hair. She was the first female journalist in Afghanistan insisting not to cover her hair in TV in 2003 in Kabul and fight for their (women) rights. During the Taliban regime she secretly taught classes in her house for few girls every day for 60 to 90 minutes, she was punished, flogged twice by Taliban to stop teaching them.
Lailuma holds a master’s degree in Political Science from Université libre de Bruxelles ULB and a bachelor in journalism from Kabul University. She worked with Pajhwok news agency as a political journalist, and she has worked as a journalist with IWPR in Afghanistan.