Saleem Zafar is associated with the Institute as research coordinator. He has done M.Sc. in Defence and Strategic Studies from Quaid-e-Azam University and Masters in English Language and Literature from National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad. His responsibilities include coordinating research activities with particular focus on Middle East and Iran. He has been engaged in organizing a number of seminars and conferences as he has developed and edited around twenty reports and write-ups. He steers IPS task force on Religious Journalism in Pakistan. Mr. Zafar is also editor of quarterly Newsletter ‘IPS News ’ and assistant editor of Maghrib Aur Islam (IPS Journal in Urdu).