Ehsan Saya

Ehsan Saya is the Managing Director of Daraz, Pakistan’s largest e-commerce marketplace. He brings over 13 years of experience across industries like investment banking, logistics, and e-commerce. Under Ehsan’s leadership, Daraz was awarded the Gender Diversity Award by the Pakistan Business Council for spearheading efforts on gender diversity, inclusion, and equity. Prior to joining Daraz four years ago, Ehsan lived

Noori Band

Noori is a Pakistani rock band from Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, formed in 1996. The group was formed by songwriter, lead vocalist, and guitarist, Ali Noor, along with his younger brother Ali Hamza, who were soon joined by bassist Muhammad Ali Jafri and drummer Salman Albert. Since the inception of the band, there have been many changes in the line-up; the

Shehzad Sheikh

Shehzad Sheikh is well-known television and film actor. His father Javed Sheikh is one of the most respected and well-known actor, director, and producer in the entertainment industry of Pakistan. He is an alumnus of the New York Film Academy where he studied method acting and filmmaking. In 2022, he received the Hum Award for Best Actor in a Negative

Shamim Hilaly

Shamim Hilaly is a senior and veteran Pakistani television and film actress. She started her career with the comedy-drama, Alif Noon. She acted in Pakistan’s only English language film, Beyond the Last Mountain (1976). Shamim Hilaly’s has worked in several famous dramas including Dil e Muzter, Saiqa, Malaal, Ek Nazar Meri Taraf, and Neeli Zinda Hai. She has also worked

Behroze Sabzwari

Behroze Sabzwari is a well-known film/television actor. He began his career at Radio Pakistan as a radio presenter. In the late 1970s, he began his acting career as a child artist in a live television play Dadajan Nanajan. He gained recognition with the role of Nausha in Khuda Ki Basti (1974). He became a household name with the role of

Zulfiqar Ali Kalhoro

Dr Zulfiqar Ali Kalhoro is an anthropologist and the author of twelve books. His main area of interest is Pakistan’s heritage, religion, and art, with a special focus on Sindh. He has also researched religion, heritage, Sufism, folk art, asceticism, and mysticism of the Punjab, Balochistan, and Gilgit-Baltistan. Currently, Dr Kalhoro is working on five book projects, viz. Sufi Heritage

Zubair Torwali

Zubair Torwali is a researcher, author, activist, and educator based in Swat, Pakistan. Zubair has published works in English, Urdu, and in the Torwali language. He has authored and supervised several books in and about Torwali. His book in English, Muffled Voices, provides insight into Pakistan’s social, cultural, and political issues. Zubair has more than two dozen research articles to

Zohra Yusuf

Zohra Yusuf is a human rights activist and a freelance journalist. She is the former Chairperson of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and is currently a council member of HRCP. She has been a member of HRCP since 1988; a council member since 1990; served as Vice Chair (Sindh) & as Secretary General also. It should be noted that

Zoha Waseem

Dr Zoha Waseem is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology, University of Warwick (UK) and Co-Coordinator of the international network of academics, the Urban Violence Research Network. She is the author of the book ‘Insecure Guardians: Enforcement, Encounters and Everyday Policing in Postcolonial Karachi’ (Hurst/OUP 2022). This book explores how security policies tailored towards the interests of insecure

Zoha Tunio

Zoha Tunio is an investigative journalist with a special interest in climate change reporting. Her words have appeared in the Newsline Magazine, Inside Climate News where she was Roy W. Howard Fellow, Associated Press and the Washington Post. She has written about air quality, extreme heat and the devastating floods in Pakistan. In Nov 2022, she was one of 20