Shahnaz Wazir Ali

Both a political personality and an educationist, Shahnaz Wazir Ali has served as Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Pakistan and thrice elected member of the National Assembly on Reserved Women’s Seat for the Pakistan People’s Party. She is currently the President at Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology. Additionally, she is the Technical Coordinator for

Sheema Kermani

Sheema Kermani is the founder of Tehrik-e-Niswan—a Cultural Action Group which uses the medium of theatre and performing arts to bring awareness on rights issues. She is a classical dancer, choreographer, teacher, theatre practitioner, and peace and women’s rights activist. She is Pakistan’s leading performance artist. Sheema teaches dance and drama and also acts for the stage and television. She

Abdul Malik Baloch

President of the National Party, a member of the Hooth tribe, Abdul Malik Baloch was the first non-tribal leader to serve as the 21st Chief Minister of Balochistan (7 June 2013–23 December 2015). He has been an MPA in the Balochistan Assembly thrice, and has also served as a senator for six years in Islamabad. He was a member in

Tahira Raza

President and CEO of First Women Bank Limited, Tahira Raza joined Pakistan Petroleum Limited, Board of Directors in 2019. A former Senior Executive Vice President, National Bank of Pakistan, she is Chairperson of the Board Audit Committee and a member of Board Strategy and Finance, Enterprise Risk and Procurement Committees. She has been recently appointed on the board of Green

Huma Mir

Chairperson Youth Committee, Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi. Huma Mir is a well-known actor, anchor, author, broadcaster, and columnist. Starting her career as a child star from PTV, she has performed landmark roles in many teleplays. Huma Mir is a regular contributor of articles in leading newspapers and magazines in Pakistan and Canada. She is the author of two books

Naghma Iqtidar

An independent human rights and political activist. Naghma Iqtidar was the only Pakistani Human Rights Defender (HRD) selected for the HRD World Summit (2018) in Paris. Amnesty International also invited her for a follow-up series of lectures in colleges and universities on the work of human rights defenders. Currently she is Joint Secretary of Democratic Youth Front, an association working

Maya Nadeem

Poetry has been a powerful pathway for Maya Nadeem to process her own emotions since she was six years old. With a background in sociology and spiritual psychotherapy, Maya has also taken training in creative facilitation and in movement for trauma and trauma sensitive mindfulness. Trained in suicide intervention by ASIST, she has been a volunteer at the Toronto Distress

Hasan Zaidi

Filmmaker, journalist, and cultural critic, Hasan Zaidi is currently the Editor Magazines at Dawn, overseeing the newspaper’s weekly print magazines Eos, Icon, and Young World. Thrice recipient of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society’s award for excellence in journalism, he has worked for print, television, radio, and digital. As a filmmaker, he has directed and produced a number of documentaries, music

Angeline Malik

Angeline Malik is a producer, director, actor, and an activist. She is very selective about the projects she adopts for direction mainly focusing on deep issues rooted in our society. She is an initiator of different campaigns related to women empowerment and against child abuse. Malik ventured into films by playing the lead in ‘Kalasha: A Journey of Hope; ‘The

Rafiullah Kakar

A development professional with specialization in strategy and policy development, political economy analysis, and social development. Rafiullah Kakar has provided technical assistance and policy advice to the Government of Pakistan and the Balochistan government on key development issues including CPEC, public-private partnership, and education reforms. He has previously worked at the Commonwealth Secretariat London and is also a member of