Advisory Board


Jamal Shah

Mr. Shah obtained his Masters in Fine Arts from the Slade School of Art, London. He belongs to Baluchistan. In 1984 he established the Fine Arts Department at the University of Baluchistan. In 1985 he formed the Artists Association of Baluchistan and became the first Chairman of Artists Association of Pakistan. He is currently the Director of Hunerkada Art Academy. Mr. Shah believes that Pakistan can only take back the “lost space” through art education. He is a firm believer that art and education help nations to present their culture and is the historic link to peace and humanity.



Dr. Shafqat Huma

Dr. Shafqat obtained his bachelor’s degree in medicine and surgery. Dr. Shahfqat is a Hubert Humphrey Fellow in substance abuse treatment, education and prevention. Currently Dr. Shafqat is working as an Assistant Professor at Department of Psychiatry in University of Lahore Medical College, Lahore. He joined the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan as a postgraduate trainee in Psychiatry at department of Psychiatry in Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi, where he received training in child and adolescent psychiatry, adult psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry and addiction psychiatry. Dr. Shafqat was qualified as a classified Psychiatrist in March 2013.



Salma Malik

Ms. Malik is graduate of Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. She did her Masters and M.Phil from Defense & Strategic Studies Department, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad. Her academic research areas include Conflict Management & Transformation, Human security, CBMs and Micro-Disarmament. In her volunteer role, she is committed on improving education conditions in Pakistan, especially girl’s education.



zeba bakhtiar

Zeba Bakhtiar

Zeba Bakhtiar is one the most prominent faces of Pakistan. She was born in Quetta, Pakistan. She is the Eisenhower 2012 South Asia Regional Program Fellow. She got her initial education at Convent School in Quetta and later attended Kinnaird College, Lahore. She is passionate about humanitarian work and is committed to the cause. An actress by chance and a social entrepreneur by choice, Zeba is source of inspiration for many.



ammara durrani

Ammara Durrani

Ammara Durrani is the Daniel Pearl/Alfred Friendly Press Fellow. She is a proud Pakistani and a strong voice for women rights. She served as Strategic Communications Specialist at the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of Pakistan. She served as a Country Director Search for Common Grounds (SFCG) and also worked for USAID Mission in Pakistan. Earlier, she worked as a senior correspondent and assistant editor with The News International, Pakistan. Durrani also worked at the U.S. daily Los Angeles Times. Durrani has written on socio-economic and political issues confronting Pakistan for various newspapers and magazines.


Ayesha Durrani

Ayesha Durrani

Ms. Ayesha Durrani has over 17 years’ experience in teaching, training, project/program management and implementation. She has a proven track record of work with ADB, UN, DFID and other key implementing partners from government as well as Civil society organizations. As legal empowerment specialist, she contributed to the Post Crisis Needs Assessment (PCNA), as part of the rule of law team, providing in depth analysis on laws pertaining to KP and FATA. Ms. Durrani holds a law degree from London University and a Master in International Relations from Quaid-e- Azam University.


Dr Ahmad Shafi

Dr. Ahmad Shafi

Dr. Shafi is a medical practitioner and belongs to the North West of Pakistan. He joined International Association of Lions Club in 1995 and since then he remained involved in community welfare activities. Currently he serves as District Governor Lion’s Club Pakistan (2014-15). Dr. Shafi is passionate about humanitarian work and his focus areas include education and health. Dr. Shafi brings with him wide non-profit management experience and education/development expertise.