Orya Maqbool Jan

orya_maqbOrya Maqbool Jan is presently working as Director General, Sustainable Development of the Walled City Project in Lahore after having served  in various important positions including  Executive Director ECO, Cultural Institute Tehran and Information Secretary to the Punjab Government. He is a renowned intellectual and has been regularly contributing in the field of literature, poetry and play writing along with his professional assignments in Teaching, Management, Policy Making, and Administrative areas during his distinguished career. He also regularly contributes to the National Media and  has received numerous national awards, including the best Urdu columnist in 2004.

Tanvir Ahmad Khan

Tanvir Ahmad KhanTanvir Ahmad Khan is a former career diplomat who rose to the position of Foreign Secretary of the Government of Pakistan. During his distinguished career he served as ambassador to a number of countries including France, Russian Federation, Bangladesh, Czechoslovakia and Iran, and as the non-resident ambassador to Ireland and Finland. Before he served as ambassador, he also held senior positions in London, UK,  Bonn, West Germany and Kabul, Afghanistan. Tanvir Ahmad Khan has also served as the Director General and Chairman of the Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad. He is a regular contributor to the National and International media and has to his credit over 500 articles published in newspapers and journals.

Dr. Anwar Siddiqui

Dr. Anwar Siddiqui Dr. Anwar Siddiqui is the President of International Islamic University Islamabad. After completing his doctorate from the University of South California, he has held several key positions in research, educational and training institutions at home and abroad. He has authored two books on Management and has contributed in standard journals through a number of research articles.

Asad Durrani

Asad DurraniMr. Asad Durrani is leading security and defence analyst and commentator on regional and international military and humanitarian issues. He has held key positions in Pakistan Army including director generalship of Military Intelligence (MI) and Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) and command of National Defence College. After his retirement from Army he was appointed ambassador of Pakistan to the Federal Republic of Germany and later to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Professor Fateh Muhammad Malik

Professor Fateh Muhammad MalikProfessor Fateh Muhammad Malik is one of the most prominent literary figures of the country. He carries 44 years teaching and research experience and has taught at Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad; Columbia University, New York; University of Heidelberg and Humboldt University, Berlin Germany and Saint Petersburg University, Russia. Currently he is Chairman of National Language Authority which is an autonomous institution established to support the advancement and promotion of Urdu. He has authored and edited a number of books and research articles. He is member of advisory and governing boards of a number of educational and literary organizations and universities. He has been awarded with star of excellence (Sitara-e-Imtiaz) by the Government of Pakistan in recognition of his services in the field of literature.

Mufti Ghulam-ur-Rahman

Muft Ghlaum-ur-Rahman Mufti Ghulam-ur-Rahman is leading religious scholar and academician. He is widely respected for his sound and well-grounded opinions on traditional and contemporary debates. Besides imparting religious knowledge and disseminating virtues among public he has held various positions in advisory and consultative capacity. He has served as the Chairman of Council for Enforcement of Shariah established by provincial government of NWFP and Chairman of NWFP Commission for Higher Education. He is member of Shariah Supervisory Board of The Bank of Khyber and Editor of Monthly Al-Asr.

Iftikhar Arif

Iftekhar ArifMr. Iftikhar Arif is leading scholar, renowned poet and intellectual. He is  former Chairman of Pakistan Academy of Letters and has also served actively in the official endeavors for promotion of culture and literature. His poetic works have been widely published and portions have been translated into English, Russian, German, Persian, Hindi and other languages. He has been decorated with Crescent of Distinction (Hilal-e-Imtiaz) and Star of Excellence (Sitara-e-Imtiaz) and presidential Pride of Performance awards. A number of theses have also been written on his poetry and personality by post-graduate students in various universities of Pakistan.

Dr. Mahmood-ul-Hassan Butt

Dr.Mahmood-ul-Hassan Butt Dr. Mahmood-ul-Hassan Butt is the Vice Chancellor of Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, which is one of the mega universities of the world. Previously he has served in different administrative and academic positions at home and abroad, including Eastern Illinois University, Indiana University and Rockford College, USA. He has a number of research articles on the art of curriculum development, training and educational management. He has presented papers in national and international educational conferences and seminars.

Muhammad Akram Sheikh

Mr. Muhammad Akram Sheikh Mr. Muhammad Akram Sheikh is Senior Advocate of Supreme Court of Pakistan. While he has contested many cases which have caused major improvements in various areas of law, he has also been vocal on national and international forums for human rights, independence of judiciary and rule of law. He has been giving lectures and contributing in the press over complex legal issues. In recognition of his services he had been elected President of the Supreme Court Bar Association and currently he is member of Pakistan Bar Council. He has also held the position of Ambassador at large (with the status of federal minister) and Roving Ambassador of Pakistan. He has represented Pakistan in the United Nations Human Rights sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination & Protection of Minorities. He has been associated with leading national and international organizations and has participated in numerous international conferences and seminars.

Dr. S. M. Zaman

Dr.S.M.ZamanDr. S. M. Zaman is a prominent scholar, historian and social reformer. He is former Chairman of the Council of Islamic Ideology, which is a constitutional body that provides advisory to the legislature over issues pertaining to Islamic Law. He has also headed National Institute of Historical and Cultural Research and Director General of Islamic Research Institute of International Islamic University Islamabad. He has authored and edited a number of books and research papers on education, socio-cultural history and various topics of Islam and Muslim society. He been member of several literary and research organizations and has organized and participated in several national and international conferences. He has also supervised numerous theses for the award of M.Phil and PhD Degrees.

Dr. Saeeda Asadullah

Dr. Saeeda Asadullah is Vice Chancellor of Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawlapindi and expert of English literature. She has critically analyzed classical and modern works in English literature and has many publications and research papers to her credit. Her contribution in curriculum development and teaching methodology has earned her membership of leading national and international educational and literary organizations. She is also instrumental in highlighting problems of women and finding their solutions through practical efforts.

Dr. Safdar Mahmood

Dr. Safdar Mahmood is historian and leading political analyst. He has received Pride of Performance for his outstanding contributions in the field of history along with a number of other prizes and awards. His more than one dozen books have been favorably reviewed by Pakistani and foreign press and are widely quoted by foreign and Pakistani authors and research scholars. Some of his books have also been translated into German, Chinese, Bengali, Uzbek and Sindhi languages. His research articles are published in journals and magazines of international repute. He has also served at different administrative and posts as member of Central Superior Services, Government of Pakistan.

Tariq Fatemi

Mr. Tariq FatemiMr. Tariq Fatemi is an eminent analyst and expert on international relations and strategic issues. Mr. Fatemi is a former ambassador and has held various diplomatic assignments in Pakistan missions abroad. He has served as high commissioner of Pakistan in United States, Jordan, Belgium, European Union, Luxembourg and Zimbabwe. He remained incharge of Defence, Defence Production, Atomic Energy Programs and Foreign Affairs in the office of Prime Minister. He was a delegate to UN General Assembly Sessions from 1982 to 1986 and also attended numerous meetings of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC). Currently he is member of teaching faculty of Pakistan Foreign Service Academy and delivers lectures at the National Defence College, Administrative Staff College and other institutions. He frequently shares his views through his articles and talks on T.V. and radio programs on national security issues.

Dr. Iffat Dar

Dr. Iffat DarDr. Iffat Dar is former Chief Psychologist of Federal Public Service Commission of Government of Pakistan and renowned psychologist and educationist. Mrs. Dar received her Masters Degree in Psychological Foundations of Education with emphasis on Psychological and Educational Measurement from Columbia University, New York and her Doctorate in Counselling Psychology from the University of Minnesota, U.S.A. She has been associated with various educational and research organizations in Pakistan and abroad as consultant, advisor, teacher and member of academic and administrative bodies. Presently she is associated with National Institute of Psychology, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad and Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi as visiting professor.

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