Afghan Board of mentors

Zabiullah Mujahid Pak afghan youth Forum PAYF

Zabihullah Mujahid

Patron-In-Chief


Zabihullah Mujahid is a long-time spokesman for the Taliban and has been appointed as the Deputy Minister for information and broadcasting of the Islamic Emirate...

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Khan Jan Alokozay

Afghan Board of Mentors


Mr Khan Jan Alokozay belongs to Kunar Province of Afghanistan. He was assigned as Governor of Helmand province. Besides. he was also Acting Chairman and...

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Naqibullah Safi

Afghan Board of Mentors


Naqibullah Safi is Executive Director of Afghanistan-Pakistan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry-Kabul. He belongs to East Region of Afghanistan. Mr Safi started his carreer...

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Fateh Gul Shinwari

Fateh Gul Shinwari

Afghan Board of Mentors


Fateh Gul Shinwari has received his Bachelor's degree from the Faculty of Education, Nangarhar University. He also received his Master's degree in Pashto Literature from...

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Shershah Hamdard

Afghan Board of Mentors


Shershah Hamdard is a Senior Journalist and Media personality, who has an experience of 25 years in the field. He has worked as a journalist...

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Abdul Basir

Abdul Basir

Afghan Board of Mentors


Mr. Abdul Basir Sabawoon is an academic, policymaker and bureaucrat who is dedicated to serving his country. His efforts include being the founder of the...

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Dr. Abdul Latif Nazari

Dr. Abdul Latif

Afghan Board of Mentors


Dr. Abdul Latif Nazari holds a Ph.D. in political science and is the Founder of Gharjestan University. He is also the owner of the Islahat...

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Miraqa Popal

Miraqa Popal

Afghan Board of Mentors


Miraqa Popal is the Head of Home Desk at Tolo News, which is recognized as one of the leading media platforms in Afghanistan. He is...

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Khalida rasheed

Khalida Rasheed

Afghan Board of Mentors


Khalida Rasheed is a Journalist, News Manager & Communications Expert and an author. She holds a Bachelors degree in Journalism from Kabul University and is...

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Khalid Amiri

Khalid Amiri

Afghan Board of Mentors


Khalid Amiri - currently serving RTA (Radio Television Afghanistan) Master in Political Science from Peshawar University, Former News Anchor with Khyber News Tv, Served as...

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Pak Board of mentors

Lt Gen (R) Naeem Khalid Lodhi

Board of Mentors


Lt Gen (R) Naeem Khalid Lodhi has dedicated his life to serving Pakistan, he is a former Defense Secretary of Pakistan, and was also the...

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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

Board of Mentors


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

Board of Mentors


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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Saleem Safi

Saleem Safi

Senior Journalist - Defense Analyst


Saleem Safi is a top-tier Pakistani journalist, columnist, defence analyst, and an anchorperson. He is considered a specialist in issues concerning Afghanistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and...

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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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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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Operations and Research

Salman Javed

Director General


Our Director-General. Mr. Salman Javed is a public policy practitioner. His focus is on non-conventional and non-kinetic threats. Which include hybrid warfare, radicalization and counter-radicalization,...

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Sumaira Khan

Senior Coordinator


Sumaira Khan is a battlefield journalist. From the military operations taking place in Erstwhile FATA to the moment when the last US flight took off...

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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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Arqum Zaheer

Arqum Zaheer

Manager Outreach and Content


Arqum Zaheer, currently serving as the President of International Student Week in Pakistan (ISWiP),  simultaneously works as the Manager Outreach and Content Management at Pak...

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Ali Mustafa

Ali Mustafa

Manager PR and Outreach


Ali Mustafa, a graduate of Business School has secured his degree in BS-Business in operations management from Forman Christian college, Lahore. He is currently serving...

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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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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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Anees ur Rehman

Afghanistan Coordinator


Anees Ur Rehman – Journalist and traveler. Anees is living in Kabul, Afghanistan. He is a working Journalist and he worked with many media outlets...

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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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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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Muhammad Saad Pak Afghan Youth Forum PAYF

Muhammad Saad

Digital PR & Graphic Assistant


Muhammad Saad is doing Bachelors in International Relations from National Defence University. His areas of interests are History, Current Affairs and Politics. He loves to...

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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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Tayyaba Sattar

Tayyaba Sattar

Research Associate


Tayyaba Sattar a brilliant mind is working in PAYF as a Research Associate. She has done her Master's degree in International Relations from National Defence...

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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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Momna Maqsood

Momna Maqsood

Intern


Momna Maqsood is a student of International Relations at National Defense University. Currently working as a videographer, animator and script writer at PAYF, Research Associate...

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Shanzeh Rehman

Intern


Shanzeh Rehman is currently persuading her degree of BS International Relations from National Defence University. She is a writer, artist, photographer and a social worker....

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Sammar Amin Pak Afghan Youth Forum PAYF

Sammar Amin

Intern


Sammar Amin is currently enrolled in her BS in International Relations at National Defence University, Islamabad. She has been working with multiple organisations on leadership...

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Saira Ehsan

Saira Ehsan

Intern


Saira Ehsan, has spent much of her academic life in Pakistan, she is currently a BBA Student at Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. She is an active...

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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

Intern


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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Nuzhat Rana

Research Associate


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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