Shahnaz Wazir Ali
Shahnaz Wazir Ali is the President of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST) a multi-campus university in Pakistan. In 2016, she was awarded Sitara-e-Imtiaz, a national civil award for her services to education. She has an illustrious career as an educationist, development policy specialist, member of parliament, Minister of State for Education, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Sectors and as a well-known women’s rights activist. She is a strong advocate for polio immunization and women’s reproductive health. Her long-term commitment to education provision for children of low-income families is reflected in her 53 years of contribution as a Trustee to the Education Trust Nasra Schools in Karachi.