Atif Shehzad

Atif Shehzad is a businessman based in Peshawar. He holds MSc in Chemistry from Department of Chemistry University of Peshawar

Pakistan. He taught in the Department of Chemistry University of Peshawar and then joined his family business in pharmaceuticals which he further diversified to FMCG, import/export and CNG sectors. Currently, he has a distribution network of national and international brands. He distributes drugs from Medipak pharma, Stiefel, Unilever portfolios in foods, beverages, cosmetics and household products. Besides, his company also distributes Pepsi Cola frito Lays, Engro Foods Ltd and Dabur international. His company is the first ATU certified distributor

of North region of Pepsi cola International. He represented Dabur Pakistan in Dabur International Mallis at Abu Dhabi, and attended international foods distributor forum at New York USA in 2015. He is member Pakistan Chemist and Druggist Association, and Peshawar Chamber of Small Traders and Small Industry Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Prof. Dr. Sajid Ali

Professor Dr. Sajid Ali joined the Department of Philosophy in 1979. He has been Chairman of the Department from March 15, 2006 to August 24, 2011 and held Iqbal Chair of Philosophy. He did his BA in 1971 and MA Philosophy in 1973 from Government College, Lahore, and got two Academic Rolls of Honour. He was awarded PhD on writing a dissertation

entitled “Metaphysics of Shah Ismail Shaheed”. There are more than a dozen research papers to his credit. Logic, Critical Rationality, Philosophy of Social Sciences, Philosophy of Science, Muslim Philosophy and Karl Popper are his major research interests.

Zafarullah Khan

Mr. Zafarullah Khan is Executive Director of Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services Islamabad Pakistan. He possesses a rich experience spread over three decades in the fields of journalism, parliamentary democracy, civic education, Constitutionalism, an

d human rights.

He has a diverse professional background and served as Executive Director, Centre for Civic Education, Pakistan, (2004-2016); Correspondent Pakistan, Civil Society Yearbook prepared by the Centre for Civil Society, London School of Economics (2000-2006); Lead trainer Political Party Development Program, National Democratic Institute (NDI) (2

 

004-2009); Moderator, International Academy for Leadership, Germany (October 2004- 2006) and Project Coordinator, Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung Pakistan (2000-2004) where he worked in areas of civic education, democratic training, communication skills and human rights.  He has worked as Communication consultant with (LEAD-Pakistan). Rockefeller Foundation funded project (1998- 99); Editor, State of Media and Press Freedom Report, Pakistan 1995- 2001. He has also been Bureau Chief of daily The Frontier Post (1991-96).

He has authored numerous publications on federalism, civic education, parliamentary democracy and Constitution. The Senate of Pakistan recently published his book, “Consistent Parliamentary Cord – Fundamental Rights of Citizens of Pakistan,” and a special publication on the Constitution Day on April 12, 2016.

Wan Saiful Wan Jan

Wan Saiful Wan Jan is the Chairman of the National Higher Education Fund Corporation Government of Malaysia, former CEOof the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (www.ideas.org.my). He is also Director of the Southeast Asia Network for Development (www.seanetwork.asia) and Chairman of the Istanbul Network for Liberty (www.istanbulnetwork.org).

Additionally, he is also a member of the Advisory Board at Laureate International Malaysia; member of the Advisory Board of the University of Nottingham’s School of Politics, History and International Relations; a Governor at Rafflesia Education Group; and Chairman of IDEAS Academy, a not for profit learning centre for stateless and refugee children in Kuala Lumpur. In August 2015, he was appointed as a member of the National Consultative Committee on Political Financing, following the Prime Minister’s announcement to set up the group. He also writes for several other national and regional press.  His opinion has been quoted by various media, including the BBC, Reuters, Asian Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, Al-Jazeera and The Economist.

Bican Sahin

Professor Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences

Department of Political Science and Public Administration

BicanSahin received PhD in 2003 from the University of Maryland, United States. His research interests include political philosophy, issues such as democracy and state-civil society relations and the relationship between Islam and Turkey. He writes in Turkish and English newspapers and authored many books, chapters and research articles published in international journals. Sahin currently heads a policy research think tank Freedom Research Association based in Ankara Turkey.