Pak Board of Mentors

Amb. Abrar Hussain

Board of Mentors


Ambassador (r) Syed Abrar Hussain is a senior diplomat, author, and Pakistan’s former special secretary, ministry of foreign affairs. Amb. Syed Abrar Hussain has served...

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Ambassador Asif Durrani

Ambassador (R) Asif Durrani

Former Diplomat


Ambassador (R) Asif Ali Khan Durrani is the former Ambassador of Pakistan to Iran. Amb. Durrani holds a master's degree from the University of Balochistan...

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Ambassador (R) Ghalib Iqbal

Former Diplomat


Ambassador (R) Ghalib Iqbal is a career diplomat who has served as Pakistan’s Ambassador to France. He is a former naval officer and an engineering...

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Barrister Dr. Muhammad Ali Saif

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Barrister Dr. Muhammad Ali Saif is a former Senator and a Pakistani politician. Mr Saif holds an LLM in International Law from The University of...

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Prof Dr Shabana Fayyaz

HoD – Department of Defence and Strategic Studies, Quaid e Azam University


Dr Shabana is a renowned academic and policy practitioner of Paistan. She holds PhD (Doctor of Philosophy from University of Birmingham, UK. She also authored...

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Dr Salma Malik

Assistant Professor, Department of Defence and Strategic Studies, Quaid e Azam University


Dr. Salma Malik is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Defence and Strategic Studies, Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad Pakistan. She specializes in the areas of...

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Dr Shahid Afridi

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Dr. Shahid Ahmed Afridi specializes in irregular warfare, insurgency and counterinsurgency, de-radicalization and peace building. Dr. Shahid did his PhD in International Relations from University...

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Dr Khuram Iqbal

Head of Department International Relations, NDU, Islamabad.


Dr. Khuram Iqbal is Associate Professor at Department of International Relations, National Defence University, Islamabad. He is expert in counter-terrorism and an enthusiastic researcher, who...

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Nizamuddin Salarzai

Senior Manager at ABM Group - Political activist from the Tribal Areas of Pakistan.


Nizam hails from Bajaur, a border area on Afghanistan and Pakistan from the Erstwhile FATA> Nizam holds a Post Graduate degree in Public Administration and...

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Amina Khan

Director Centre for Middle East and Africa (CMEA), Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad.


Amina Khan is Director Centre for Middle East & Africa (CMEA) at the Institute of Strategic Studies (ISSI), Islamabad, where she oversees research and advocacy-related...

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Dr Nafees Ur Rehman

Dr Nafees Ur Rehman Durrani

Member Board of Mentors, PAYF


Dr. Nafees ur Rehman Durrani is a Germany based academic and researcher with experience of teaching at various Pakistani and German universities. He frequently writes...

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Sajid Khattak

Sajid Khattak

PhD Scholar/ Expert on Afghan Affairs


Sajid is a PhD scholar and a Lecturer at National University of Modern Languages (NUML), Islamabad. He is an expert on Afghan Affairs and regularly...

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Umar sheraz

Umar Sheraz

Senior Research Officer
Centre for Policy Studies, COMSATS Islamabad


Umar Sheraz has been building experience for the past dozen years in NGOs, Think Tanks, international and Pakistani universities, as well as in other organizations....

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Ahsan Hamid Durrani

Ahsan Hamid Durrani

CEO Emerging Policy Makers Institute


Ahsan Hamid Durrani is a development sector professional and Public Policy specialist based in Islamabad. With an MPhil in Governance & Public Policy as his...

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Nasim Zehra

Nasim Zehra

Senior Journalist- National Security Specialist


Nasim Zehra is a national security specialist and a prominent journalist. As a columnist, television host, and teacher with extensive experience in the field of...

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Hassan Khan

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Mr. Hassan Khan is the Director of Khyber TV. He is a journalist and an analyst with a special interest in Pak-Afghan affairs. He also...

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Tahir Khan

Senior Journalist


Tahir Khan is an experienced Pashto freelance journalist. He has worked with BBC Pashto, Khyber TV and Maghreb TV. He is also considered an expert...

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Taimur Shamil

Taimur Shamil

FP Expert, Host/Anchor @ PTV World


Taimur Shamil is a PhD scholar and a Broadcast Journalist. He is a foreign policy analyst and hosts a talkshow on PTV. He is pursuing...

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Iftikhar Firdous

Board of Mentors


Mr. Iftikhar Firdous is a journalist, psycholinguist, and researcher. He has been the editor of two major news outlets in Pakistan; Dawn and The Express...

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Sana Jamal

Gulf News Correspondent for Pakistan


Sana Jamal is Islamabad-based journalist, currently working as Pakistan correspondent for Gulf News (UAE), covering range of subjects including foreign affairs, security to human rights,...

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