Advisory Board

1. Inam-ul-Haq

Former Foreign Minister/Secretary, Former Chairman Pak-China Friendship Forum



2. Afrasiab Khattak

Former Senator Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP)




3. Hasil Bizenjo

Federal Minister for Ports and Shipping, Senior Vice President National Party (NP)



4. Ambassador (rtd) Aziz Ahmad Khan

Mr. Aziz Ahmad Khan served as a High Commissioner to India (June 2003 to Nov 2006) and as a Consultant at the National Defence University Islamabad (May 2007 to Sept 2008) Executive Advisor quarterly Criterion. He has also served as High Commissioner to Malaysia (’95-’96); Ambassador to Afghanistan (Nov 1996 to June 2000) and as Additional Foreign Secretary (June 200 to June 2002), Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Nov 2001 to June 2003) and Director General of Foreign Service Academy from June 2002 to June 2003. More recently Joined Pakistan Foreign Service in 1969. Served in various capacities in Pakistan Missions in Buenos Aires, Brasilia, Maputo, Vienna and Lisbon. Also served as Deputy Chief of Mission at New Delhi and Consul General at Los Angeles.

5. Hu Shisheng

The Institute of South and Southeast Asian and Oceanian Studies at the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations



6. Muhammad Amir Rana

Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS), Islamabad



7. Muhammad Zubair Motiwala

Mr. Muhammad Zubair Motiwala is the Co-President of Pakistan Afghanistan Joint Chambers of Commerce and Industry (PAJCCI). He is a prominent industrialist and has played an outstanding role for strengthening the national economy especially for promoting industrialization in the country. He has served the business community in various capacities throughout his illustrious career as one of the leading representatives from the industrial sector.
Having special skills and interests in textile sector, he carries the honor to be elected as the Chairman of All Pakistan Textile Processing Mills Association during the same period. He has been the Director on the board of various public and private. Mr. Motiwala is on the advisory board of IT and Telecom Division, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of Pakistan, Karachi Electric Supply Corporation and Federal Tax Ombudsman.
He led Pakistan trade delegations for promoting investment in the province of Sindh to China, UAE, Russia, Turkey, Malaysia, Singapore Korea and various other countries. He is the Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Burundi.

8. Du Youkang

Director of Center for South Asian Studies of Fudan University




9. Syed Jaffar Ahmed

Former Director of Pakistan Study Center, University of Karachi




10. Qibla Ayaz

Mr. Qibla Ayaz heads the prestigious HEC (Higher Education Commission of Pakistan) Seerat Chair at the University of Peshawar. He is a former Dean and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Peshawar, the winner of Gold Star IVLP American Award for his contribution in social and religious harmony, citizen diplomacy and higher religious and modern education. He has widely travelled and has given talks at Virginia, Harvard and Brunel universities.

11. Dr. Ishtiaq Ahmed

Dr. Ishtiaq Ahmad is the Vice Chancellor of the University of Sargodha, Pakistan. He previously served as the Director of the School of Politics and International Relations at Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad (2016); Quaid-i-Azam Fellow at St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford (2010-15); Assistant Professor/Vice Chair of International Relations at Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus (1998-2005); and Senior Research Fellow at Area Study Centre, Quaid-i-Azam University (1996-98), from where he did his PhD in Area Studies in 1996. He also reported for The Nation and edited The Muslim (1991-96)
He is a recipient of several fellowships, including Fulbright Fellowship at the University of California, Santa Barbra, USA; and Hans-Seidel Fellowship at Christian Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany; and International Visitors Fellowship, USA.
He has published widely on politics and foreign policy of Pakistan, and regional peace and security issues in South Asia. His latest book is an edited volume titled Pakistan’s Democratic Transition: Change and Persistence (Routledge, 2017).

12. Wang Xu

Deputy Director
Center for South Asian Studies (CSAS), Peking University



13. Barrister Shahzad Akbar

Mr. Shahzad qualified as a Barrister from Lincolns Inn and also holds a LLM from the University of Newcastle. He is enrolled as a practicing advocate with the Punjab Bar Council since 2003. Shahzad worked as Special Prosecutor with the National Accountability Bureau in Pakistan for almost 5 years, prosecuting public office holders in Geneva, Madrid and London for corruption and money laundering. He has been teaching member Human Rights law as a visiting faculty member at the Islamic International University Islamabad intermittently since 2004. He also has vast experience in public speaking which includes talks at various international universities on topics of International human rights law and Pakistan constitutional law including at Columbia University, Stanford University, and NYU in the USA and at ANU and Monash University in Australia.

14. Fazal-u-Rehman

Assistant Professor
Department of Strategic Studies (SS), National Defense University, Islamabad



15. Hamayoun Khan

Mr. Hamayoun Khan is as Lecturer at the National Defense University Islamabad. He is the founding member of Pakistan Council on China, in Pakistan and is serving as its Director. He is an Associate Fellow at the NFG Research Group of the Asian Perception of the EU at Freie Berlin University, Germany. He is also a graduate of the Executive Education program on US-South Asia Leader’s Engagement at Harvard University, USA. Mr. Khan, has been Visiting Fellow at Shanghai Institute of Strategic Studies, China in 2008, Visiting Fellow at the Freie Berlin University’s NFG Research Group in 2013, Fellow of Session 467, “Asia’s Emerging Powers: Rivalry and Global Responsibility” organized by Salzburg Global Seminar, Austria, Fellow of Session 448, “The Dynamic Economies of India and China: What Lessons for Others” organized by Salzburg Global Seminar, Austria.

An urban office worker may not need to register these distinctions in language, but for a rural farmer or husbander, the difference pay for college paper between a young and an old pig is still very important today