1 Mr. Fazal-ur-Rehman

Mr. Rehman is currently working as the Executive Director of Pakistan Council on China (PCC) a think tank based in Islamabad. He holds a Master’s degree in Defense and Strategic Studies from the Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad (1984), a diploma in “Conflict Resolution” from Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, Sweden (1989) and is a graduate of the ‘Executive Course’ from Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, Honolulu, USA, (2000). Mr. Rahman has co-edited a book entitled, ‘Afghanistan: Looking to the Future’.

He currently serves as the Chairperson, PEAD Foundation for the years 2016-2018.

4   Mr. Muhammad Iqbal Durrani

Mr. Muhammad Iqbal has over 50 years of experience in the administrative positions in various universities. He served as Vice Chancellor of Abasyn University, Peshawar and Qurtaba University Peshawar for several years besides serving as the Registrar ,Agriculture University, Peshawar. He also in worked as registrar at the Sarhad University and Abasyn University, Peshawar.  He had joined the University of Peshawar in 1960 from where he retired as the Deputy Registrar in 1989. With a Masters Degree in Political Science from University of Peshawar, Mr. Iqbal has a very deep understanding of the socio-political development issues. He has been contributing on issues of democracy, governance and  human development in leading newspapers. He has authored a publication “ My Vice Chancellor’s” which was very well received in the academic circles of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

He served as the Chairperson, PEAD Foundation between 2014-2016. 

  Ms. Sarah Mariam Syed

Ms. Sarah Syed is a successful entrepreneur. With a Masters degree in English Literature she has extensive experience in teaching at several prestigious institutions in Islamabad before she entered into business sector. She has  worked with Islamabad College of Arts and Sciences, Forest Manor Public school, North York Toronto Canada & Froebel’s International School Islamabad.

2   Ms. Fehmina Tariq

Ms. Fehmina Tariq’s teaching experience spans over two decades. She is currently working with Beacon-house School System as a senior teacher. She is a graduate from the Punjab University, Lahore. She has undergone several educational and training courses during her professional career. During her teaching career, she also served at the coveted posts of vice-principal and principal at an educational institution of Islamabad from 2003 – 2008.

6   Mr. Sadaf Hameed Khawaja

Mr. Hameed is a very successful entrepreneur who graduated from university of Punjab.Earlier, he has worked in the service industry till 1990. He owns a very successful business with branches all over Pakistan. His experience in management spans over two decades.


Mr. Imtiaz Gul

Imtiaz Gul is the Executive Director of Center for Research and Security Studies (CRSS) that he founded in December 2007. Earlier as a freelance journalist, he has been contributing to international and National print media; Foreign Policy, USA, Wall Street Journal, The Friday Times (weekly), Pulse (weekly), Islamabad, Daily Express Tribune, on issues such as militancy, border regions, Afghanistan, and Indo-Pak relations.

7   Salma Mehr Fatima Malik

Ms. Salma Malik is the Assistant Professor, Department of Defense and Strategic Studies, Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan. She is member of, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), London since 2010. In 2009 she was awarded a Fellowship under the South Asian Regional Fellowship Program by the Social Science Research Council, New York on “Revisiting Pakistan through Popular Culture: A Comparative study of India and Pakistan.