With the Pakistani chapter of the Malala Fund Education Champion Network, Zehra organised an education financing campaign to increase the government’s spending on education to 4% of the country's GDP. Zehra and PCE also engaged with new parliamentarians on education financing and taught journalists to report on education financing.
As a member of local education groups, Zehra works at the provincial level to ensure nonprofits like PCE are involved in the sector planning and implementation process. She engages with members of the provincial standing committee on education to advocate for girls’ education and the expansion of the Right to Education Act’s mandate to a full 12 years of education. At the global level, Zehra advocates for education financing issues as the Global South civil society representative on the finance and risk committee at Global Partnership for Education (GPE).
Since 2018, PCE has trained over 200 girls on their constitutional right to education and advocacy skills, offering them a space to discuss barriers to education in their communities. With PCE, the girl advocates had the opportunity to meet with parliamentarians and members of the standing committee on education to discuss expanding the national requirement for education from 10 to 12 years.