Dr. Anwar Siddiqui is the President of International Islamic University Islamabad. After completing his doctorate from the University of South California, he has held several key positions in research, educational and training institutions at home and abroad. He has authored two books on Management and has contributed in standard journals through a number of research articles.
Mr. Asad Durrani is leading security and defence analyst and commentator on regional and international military and humanitarian issues. He has held key positions in Pakistan Army including director generalship of Military Intelligence (MI) and Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) and command of National Defence College. After his retirement from Army he was appointed ambassador of Pakistan to the Federal Republic of Germany and later to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Professor Fateh Muhammad Malik is one of the most prominent literary figures of the country. He carries 44 years teaching and research experience and has taught at Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad; Columbia University, New York; University of Heidelberg and Humboldt University, Berlin Germany and Saint Petersburg University, Russia. Currently he is Chairman of National Language Authority which is an autonomous institution established to support the advancement and promotion of Urdu. He has authored and edited a number of books and research articles. He is member of advisory and governing boards of a number of educational and literary organizations and universities. He has been awarded with star of excellence (Sitara-e-Imtiaz) by the Government of Pakistan in recognition of his services in the field of literature.
Mufti Ghulam-ur-Rahman is leading religious scholar and academician. He is widely respected for his sound and well-grounded opinions on traditional and contemporary debates. Besides imparting religious knowledge and disseminating virtues among public he has held various positions in advisory and consultative capacity. He has served as the Chairman of Council for Enforcement of Shariah established by provincial government of NWFP and Chairman of NWFP Commission for Higher Education. He is member of Shariah Supervisory Board of The Bank of Khyber and Editor of Monthly Al-Asr.
Mr. Iftikhar Arif is leading scholar, renowned poet and intellectual. He is former Chairman of Pakistan Academy of Letters and has also served actively in the official endeavors for promotion of culture and literature. His poetic works have been widely published and portions have been translated into English, Russian, German, Persian, Hindi and other languages. He has been decorated with Crescent of Distinction (Hilal-e-Imtiaz) and Star of Excellence (Sitara-e-Imtiaz) and presidential Pride of Performance awards. A number of theses have also been written on his poetry and personality by post-graduate students in various universities of Pakistan.
Mr. Muhammad Akram Sheikh is Senior Advocate of Supreme Court of Pakistan. While he has contested many cases which have caused major improvements in various areas of law, he has also been vocal on national and international forums for human rights, independence of judiciary and rule of law. He has been giving lectures and contributing in the press over complex legal issues. In recognition of his services he had been elected President of the Supreme Court Bar Association and currently he is member of Pakistan Bar Council. He has also held the position of Ambassador at large (with the status of federal minister) and Roving Ambassador of Pakistan. He has represented Pakistan in the United Nations Human Rights sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination & Protection of Minorities. He has been associated with leading national and international organizations and has participated in numerous international conferences and seminars.