Salman Javed

Director General


Our Director-General.  is a public policy practitioner. He is co-founder and former DG of Centre for Strategic and Contemporary Research (CSCR), former Senior Vice President...

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Afghanistan Team

Farhan Hotak

Senior Coordinator


Farhan Hotak is a travel vlogger who makes travel videos and promotes peace and tourism in Afghanistan. He is an Investigative journalist, social activist, and...

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Mohebullah Haidari

Research Associate


He is originally from Kunduz but lived all his life in Kabul, Afghanistan. Currently pursuing accountancy(ACCA) and on route to becoming a CA(Charted Accountant). He...

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Shoaib Hanifi

Production Coordinator


Shoaib Hanifi is working with the Media team at PAYF, Kabul. He is a photographer and documentary maker based in Afghanistan. He’s also a dental...

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Yasir Hikmat

Social Media Manager


He graduated from Jalalabad Afghan-Turk High School and is currently studying Computer Science at COMSATS University Islamabad, Abbottabad Campus. In Kabul, he taught for one...

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Saima Hikmat

Social Media Manager


Saima Hikmat has done some English language and Computer-related courses. Also, she is a memorizer and translator of the Quran Al Karim.

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Farhat Hazrati

Research Associate


She studied Islamic law at Kabul University. She is Kabul University's association of Sharia faculty's head of the Press and Publications Department and an employee...

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Ayesha Farhat Safi

Research Associate


She graduated from the Law faculty at Alberoni university Kapisa province, former journalist in Radio Bareen Parwan province, a civil activist, a member of the...

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Abdul Aziz Khalili

Research Fellow


Mr. Khalili is currently residing in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Born in Quetta, Pakistan, Mr. Khalili is fluent in Urdu, English, Pashto, and Persian. He is a...

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Aziz Nikibin

Research Associate


Aziz Nikbin, a Medical Student soon-to-be doctor from Herat, who is also heavily interested in the geopolitics of the region and the world, joined the...

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Inamullah Mikhail

Afghan Media Correspondent


Inam is living in Nangarhar, Afghanistan. A working Journalist and worked with many media channels in Nangarhar. He dis his Bachelor's in Journalism and Mass...

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Pakistan Team

Haleema Khalid

Editor and Research Lead


Haleema Khalid is an Editor, Content & Research Lead at Pak Afghan Youth Forum. With MS in Applied Linguistics from National University of Computer &...

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Reema Shaukat

Senior Coordinator Pak Afghan Youth Forum


Reema Shaukat is Coordinator (Research & Media) at Pak-Afghan Youth Forum. She works as a freelance journalist and also as consultant at Pakistan Institute for...

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Zeeshan Zuberi

HR and IT Associate


Zeeshan Akbar Zuberi is currently working as Associate IT at Pak Afghan Youth Forum (PAYF). He has completed his Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from...

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Mehrbano Mahsud

Creative Manager


Mehrbano Mahsud hails from the south of KP province of Pakistan. She grew up in the mystic valley of Quetta and later on moved to...

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Nuzhat Rana

Production Coordinator


Nuzhat Rana works as a Research Coordinator at Pak Afghan Youth Forum. She holds an MS in Peace and Conflict Studies from NUST and an...

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Aisha Ali

Aisha Ali

Research Associate


Aisha Ali, is a research associate at PAYF, and is currently in her final semester of Masters in Peace and Conflict Studies from CIPS, NUST.

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Muhammad Abdul Wassay

M Abdul Wassay

Content Coordinator


Muhammad Abdul Wassay is a MS scholar at Centre for International Peace & Stability studying Peace and Conflict studies. His academic interests involve researching conflict...

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Nuha Saad

Assistant Editor and Content Creator


Nuha Saad is a Research Associate, Content Writer, and Editor at Pak-Afghan Youth Forum. She is currently in the research phase of her Masters in...

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Muhammad Yasir

Muhammad Yasir

Intern


Muhammad Yasir is a student of Shariah Law from the Islamic International University Islamabad (IIUI). He is from Nangarhar and is currently in his 8th...

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Laiba Khalid

Laiba Khalid

Marketing Associate


Laiba Khalid is currently studying BS Media Studies at Bahria University, Islamabad. She is a photographer and a social worker. She has also done an...

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Nasir Ansari

Nasir Ansari

Event Content Manager


Nasir Ansari is currently doing his graduation in International Relations from National Defence University Islamabad. His areas of interest for study are politics, Philosophy, History...

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Laiba Raza

Research Associate


Laiba Raza is currently Pursuing her bachelor’s in international Relations from National Defence University. Her interests as a Research student and content writer include traditional...

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Ayesha Ahsan

Intern


Ayesha Ahsan is currently a student of BS English Language & Literature at International Islamic University Islamabad. Recently completed an exchange program at the State...

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