Samiullah Siddiqui

Samiullah Siddiqui is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Pakistan. Currently he is serving as Director Finance, Oxford University Press Pakistan Branch. He remained Executive Director and CFO of Linde Pakistan Limited and prior to that he has served with Siemens Pakistan in various position including CFO Energy Business responsible for Pakistan, Afghanistan and Dubai, Chief

Khalid Banuri

A former fighter pilot from the PAF, Khalid Banuri holds two decades of expertise in arms control and diplomacy. He has been part of Pakistan’s official delegations for bilateral dialogues and multilateral negotiations for several years. He has taught at public sector universities, published on diverse topics; and has been decorated with a Sitara-e-Imtiaz for policy analysis, and a Sitara-e-Imtiaz

Risham Waseem

Risham Waseem is a digital content creator, documentary filmmaker, and human rights activist based in Lahore, Pakistan. She is the director of Maati TV, Pakistan’s first web TV dedicated towards creating content on civic education, human rights, and cultural diversity. She is also the program director at Interactive Resource Centre, an info media organization creating self-empowerment opportunities for marginalized members

Nigar Nazar

Nigar Nazar is the first woman cartoonist of Pakistan and of the Muslim world. She is the CEO of Gogi Studios. She received the Government of Pakistan’s Fatima Jinnah Award for her contribution to Art. Her character, Gogi, has appeared in different newspapers and magazines and at present the cartoon strip appears regularly on her official Facebook page (GogiStudios). Four

George Fulton

George Fulton first came to Pakistan in 1997 and returned in 2002 as a BBC producer to produce Question Time and Hard Talk Pakistan for BBC World News. He again returned to Pakistan in 2003 at a time when President Musharraf was liberalizing the media, and joined a fledging young channel by the name of GEO. Here he wrote and

Maleeha Lodhi

Maleeha Lodhi is a former Pakistan Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN in New York—the first woman to represent Pakistan at the UN. She twice served as Pakistan Ambassador to the US (1993-1996; 1999-2002) and as High Commissioner to Britain (2003-2008). She also served as a member of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Affairs from 2001

Nasir Abbas Nayyar

A scholar, author, and short story writer, Nasir Abbas Nayyar is the former Director General, Urdu Science Board, Lahore, and currently Professor, Urdu, University of the Punjab, Lahore. His book Urdu Adab ki Tashkeel e Jadid (OUP, 2016) won the best Urdu Book Prize, KLF 2017, and the Baba-e-Urdu Maulvi Abdul Haq Award 2016 for Urdu prose from the Pakistan

Sajjad Ali Ashar

Sajjad Ali Ashar is an entrepreneur who runs a digital agency and production house. He writes poetry, short stories, humour, columns, songs and articles on digital marketing. His has published two books of poetry, Madawa and Ramz, and a life philosophy, Ankahi.

Kashaaf Iqbal

Kashaaf Iqbal, a chemical engineer, is the author of five published afsaanas including one novel, Bas Ishq Ho. A lyricist/songwriter for films such as Heer Maan Ja and celebrities such as Bushra Ansari and Atif Aslam. Author of short stories for ARY Digital; public speaker, winning more than thirty nationwide and Karachi declamation competitions including the most prestigious King Edward

M. Athar Tahir

Thrice the recipient of the Patras Bokhari Award (Yielding Years [2002]); The Gift of Possession [2010]; and The Last Tea [2015]), the highest National Prize for Literature in English, Athar Tahir is the founder of the International Centre for Pakistani Writing in English, Lahore. He was the 1974 Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University; a 1979 Rotary International Scholar; and a