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Dr. Azmat Hayat (Director International Relation SASSI)

Dr. Azmat Hayat received his Masters degree in Economics and has done LLB from University of Peshawar. He has also received Masters degree in International Relations  in world diplomacy form Occidental College, Los Angeles. He has done his PhD from University of Peshawar and post doctorate from University of Nebraska and from Indiana University, Bloomington.

He Started his career in 1979 as the Professor in Area Study Center in University of Peshawar and Visiting faculty member in Department of International Relations in University of Peshawar, Russian Diplomatic Academy Moscow and in Command and Staff College Quetta. He has also served as the Director of Area Study Center (Russia, China and Central Asia) in the University of Peshawar and then became the Vice-Chancellor of University. He has various publications and he is also a recipient of Tamgha-e-Imtiaz.

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal (Advisor)

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal is serving as Associate Professor in School of Politics and International Relations Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad. He teaches various aspects of strategic studies, International Security, Nuclear/Missile proliferation, terrorism including CBNR terrorism and countermeasures, arms control/disarmament, domestic and foreign policies of the country. He is also an advisor on Non- Proliferation to SASSI and Course coordinator at Foreign Service Academy Ministry of Foreign Affairs Islamabad.

Brig Ishaq Ahmed (Retd)

Brig Ishaq Ahmed (Retd) is Director Intelligence and International Security Studies at South Asian Strategic Stability Institute (SASSI) University. He possesses three decades of experience in Intelligence, Security, Counter Terrorism, Interrogation, Investigation, Strategic and Project Management, Human Resource Management, Leadership & Motivation, Crisis Management and Diplomacy.

Mr. Hamid Ali Khan (Director Counter Terrorism SASSI)

In 2014, the Prime Minister of Pakistan appointed Mr. Hamid Ali Khan as the National Coordinator to the National Counter-Terrorism Authority. He served in NACTA as the full time chief of counter terrorism body. He was also the focal point of 20 points of National Action Plan. His previous assignment was secretary of Capital Administration and Development Division. Mr. Hamid Khan has previously served at various positions in the government that have directly or indirectly dealt with counter terrorism. Prior to serving in the Capital Administration and Development Division, he was working as the additional secretary in Interior Ministry where he was dealing with capacity building of law enforcement agencies, counter terrorism programs, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and coordinating courses by donor agencies for enhancing the capacity of security agencies in the country. Prior to joining the civil service, Mr. Hamid Ali Khan has served fro 12 years at various field and staff appointments in the Pakistan Navy. He was graduated from National Defense University and holds a Master Degree in Defense and Strategic Studies. Presently he is heading the Counter-Terrorism wing at SASSI University and is also a visiting faculty at many think tanks and academic institutions.


Professor Zafar Iqbal Cheema

Professor Zafar Iqbal Cheema is the founding Faculty member f the Department of Defence & Strategic Studies, Quaid-iAzam University, Islamabad. Dr. Cheema specializes in nuclear proliferation with special reference to South Asia, Indian nuclear strategy, theories of International Relations, arms control and disarmament, strategic analysis of the Afghan conflict, technology and warfare. Dr. Cheema has written extensively on a wide range f issues related to Pakistani security and has participated in many notable international conferences. His publications include ‘Pakistan’s Nuclear Use Doctrine and Command and Control’, in Planning the Unthinkable: How New Powers Will Use Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Weapons (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2000), ‘Pakistan’s Nuclear Policy under Z. A. Bhutto and Zia-ul-Haq: An Assessment’, Strategic Studies 15 (Summer 1992). His most recent publication is titled ‘Indian Nuclear Detterrence: Its Evoluton, Development and Implications for South Asian Security’