Ms. Fauzia Khalid

(Chair Person)

Fauzia Khaled is a clinical psychologist with more than 6 years of experience of dealing with issues of women and children in the confined areas or jails. She has been conducting/supervising surveys, awareness raising sessions, need assessments, counseling, capacity building initiatives and bridging gaps between authorities and the prisoners in provision of facilities such as libraries & computer classes to children and women in confinements and jails. Ms. Khaled also facilitated the developmental sector as a key person to arrange and conduct various internships programmes at Bahria University, City school and GSIS. She participated in International Islamic Women Conference 2014 and represented Women Aid Trust, an NGO working on women rights in confinements & jails. She is also part of the Marrium Foundation, a not for profit initiative working for free education of children in Bani Gala area of Islamabad.

Mr. Muhammad Badar Alam

Muhammad Badar Alam is a well-reputed senior journalist and editor with the experience of more than 25 years in the field of reporting, editing and management of national level leading media publications. He started his professional career as a Staff Writer with Daily Jang in 1995. Later, he joined English daily ‘The News’ as Sub-editor in 1996. While working with The News, he served in various capacities including City-editor, Senior Sub-editor and Shift in-charge during 1996-2000. Furthermore, Mr. Alam remained as Senior Reporter with The News on Sunday, weekly magazine of The News Group, from 2000-07. In the meanwhile, he contributed to the South Asian Media Net as Deputy Editor during 2002-04. Mr. Alam joined Dawn Group as Bureau Chief of monthly magazine Herald Pakistan in 2007. He was promoted as Editor of the magazine, until its closure in 2019, and as an editor was responsible to setting the editorial agenda and direction for the magazine; and running its administrative and editorial affairs.

Mr. Mazhar Siraj

Mazhar Siraj holds an MPhil degree in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge UK. He has a professional experience of over 20 years in Pakistan with local and international development organizations including the UK Department for International Development, Save the Children UK, Institute of Social and Policy Sciences, and Consumer Rights Commission of Pakistan. He has provided strategic leadership as well as a critical role in design, management and monitoring of development programs across a range of areas, especially in human development, food security, governance and justice, gender development, social protection and cash transfers, empowerment and accountability, human rights, and consumer protection. He has published research on human rights, consumer protection, and development economics. Currently, he is working as a social development adviser to DFID in the Social Cash Transfers Team, Economic Growth Group.