Raza is pursuing M.S degree in International Relations from SZABIST-Karachi. He is an experienced professional with proven record of undertaking multifaceted tasks of research and administration. His focused research areas include maritime security, blue economy and strategic dynamics of Indian Ocean. He has written various articles on maritime affairs and has previously worked as Editor - Maritime News Digest (MND) at National Centre for Maritime Policy Research (NCMPR), Karachi.
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Panira Ali is a PhD student in Area Study Centre for Europe, University of Karachi. She has published her research findings in Journal of European Studies
(July 2018). Her 2 years’ working experience with media blends well with her academic and research expertise, giving her writing a creative yet academic tone.
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Ramsha Nadeem is a graduate from the Department of International Relations, University of Karachi. With her profound interest in research, writing, and social media, she is currently working as a Research Assistant in CPSD. Previously, she has been a part of the National Model OIC Pakistan 2018 as the senior member of the research unit. Her interest in studying ranges from Philosophy to Political Science to mass communication to international affairs.
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Design and IT Team
Senior IT Associate
Danish Kaleem is a graduate in Computer Science from Iqra University. He has profound interests in web development, graphic design and video editing. He deals with all the IT related queries of CPSD and has a solution oriented approach to problems.
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Having recently graduated in IT, Jawad Akbar has been working with CPSD for a year. Previously, he has worked as an IT officer in prestigious educational institutes. His expertise is in converting crude research data to eye-catchy infographics. While graphic designing is an added quality for him, he is more interested in web development.
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Sadaf Malik has done her Masters in Human Resource Management from University of Karachi.She has hands-on experience of recruitment, management team administration, budgeting, and in-house and external communication. She been successful in a deadline-driven environment, requiring high communication, critical thinking and organizational skills.
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Imdad Hussain performs duties and responsibilities which include providing administrative support to ensure efficient operation of the office. He is vital in supporting CPSD through a variety of tasks related to organisational efficiency.
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Waqas Ahmed undertakes multi-dimensional indoor and outdoor tasks related to administration. He is responsible for facilitating the smooth working of CPSD office. He is a certified Associate Engineer (DAE) in Auto and Diesel Technology.
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Ahsan Mukhtar Zubairi
Mr. Ahsan Zubairi is currently serving as the Secretary General of the Foreign Relations Section. He has previously served as the honorary Consul General of Romania in Karachi. He founded the Karachi Council of Foreign Relations (KCFR) and worked as its Secretary General. He holds a graduate degree in International Relations from Karachi University.
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Abdul Wajid Qureshi
Abdul Wajid is a graduate in Administrative Sciences from University of Karachi. Abdul Wajid has served in Karachi Council on Foreign Relations for more than three years. He is currently pursuing his Masters in International Relations from University of Karachi.
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The Centre for Peace, Security and Developmental Studies (CPSD) is an outreach of Dadabhoy higher educational pursuits and is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Karachi and Islamabad. Our mission is to conduct research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national, and global levels.