Sohail Wajahat Siddiqi is a well-known figure among the business circles of Pakistan. He had served as the Managing Director (MD) & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Siemens Pakistan (SP) for over 12 years. He was the first Pakistani to serve in this capacity in Siemens Pakistan. He was also a Board Member of Pakistan Steel, KPT, KASB Bank and PSO. In honor of his contributions, the government has awarded him Sitara-e-Imtiaz. The government of Pakistan, in recognition of his business acumen, also nominated him as Board member of EPZA, TDAP, STEVTA, EDB, and PEC.
Justice Sarmad Jalal Osmany is the Dean of the Faculty of Law in Dadabhoy Institute of Higher Education. He also taught at Sindh Muslim Law College Karachi from 1980 to 1982 and then from 1985 till 1998. He received an undergraduate degree from University of Peshawar and LLB from University of Punjab. He later went to the United Kingdom for obtaining LLM from University of London. He has served as the Chief Justice of Sindh High Court and as Judge of Supreme Court of Pakistan. He was the member of the Provincial Steering Committee for the Province of Sindh in the Government of Pakistan's Judicial and Legal Reform Project. He has also worked in a law firm in the United States, where he specialized in International Trade and Banking.
Dr. Arshi Saleem Hashmi specializes in religious violent conflicts, peace studies and conflict resolution. She is an Associate Professor and HOD of Peace and Conflict Studies at National Defence University. She is also a member of committee of experts at National Counter Terrorism Authority. She has been South Asia Leadership Fellow for Counter Terrorism Studies at Harvard University, Yale World Fellow, Kodikara Fellow at Regional Center for Strategic Studies and Rotary International Peace Fellow. She holds degrees in International Peace and Conflict Studies from American University in Washington DC, Conflict Management at SAIS, Johns Hopkins University USA & Quaid-i-Azam University.
Dr. Rizwana Abbasi is presently an associate professor in the Department of International Relations, NUML, Islamabad. She is a fellow of EastWest Institute since May 01, 2018. Previously she was an associate professor in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Bahria University, Islamabad and an associate professor in the Department of International Relations at the National Defense University, Islamabad. Dr. Abbasi received her PhD from the University of Leicester, UK, specializing in International Security and Nuclear Non-proliferation. Previously she was a post-doctoral research fellow and taught at the University of Leicester. Formerly, she was a research fellow at the University of Leeds, UK. She is also a graduate of the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS), Hawaii. Dr. Rizwana has delivered numerous presentations and talks at different international forums and conferences. She has authored a book titled “Pakistan and the New Nuclear Taboo: Regional Deterrence and the International Arms Control Regime” (Oxford, New York, Bern, Berlin: Peter Lang, 2012). Dr. Abbasi regularly writes for reputed national and international academic journals, magazines, daily newspapers, and academic blogs.
Asad Jamal is a Lahore High Court lawyer, legal researcher, and human rights activist. He has been a legal practitioner and consultant for more than a decade and runs his own law firm. He has been engaged with national and international organizations for legal research, writing, and advocacy since 2005. He has worked with institutions such as American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) for Pakistan, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), World Organisation against Torture (OMCT), South Asians for Human Rights, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, and International Commission of Jurists. He regularly writes in national and international newspapers on constitutional and human rights issues of Pakistan. He received his LLM degree from the University of Sussex, UK.
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