PAIMAN envisions a progressive, tolerant, educated and dynamic civic society where sovereignty is reflected through empowered communities and motivated individuals; where law and order guarantees fundamental rights of each individual regardless of gender, creed, age, social status, religion, political beliefs or physical attribute.
PAIMAN’s main mission is to serve as a link between people and their communities with opportunities through meaningful initiatives that change their lives for the better. It aims to provide through its research, capacity building and support services and advocacy the relevant connectivity between problems of community development and substantive solutions.
Mr. Shafqat Mehmood is the Chairperson and founder of PAIMAN Alumni Trust. He has served in the defense forces for thirty three years and retired in 2001 as a Brigadier. He holds a masters degree in Strategic studies and is a graduate of Staff College, Toronto, Canada. To his credit, he has a variety of professional courses in management, governance, strategic planning, conflict transformation and peace building. After his retirement in 2001, he led a UN project of women’s political participation in Pakistan which inspired him to work for women emancipation and social empowerment thus in 2004 he founded PAIMAN Alumni Trust.
Ms. Talat Rizwan Siyal is advocate by profession having extensive knowledge of the administrative and secretarial procedures in a legal environment. Extensive experience and understanding of laws, legal code, court procedures, precedents and government regulations.
Executive Secretary to the Board
Ms. Qadeem is working as Executive Director of PAIMAN Alumni Trust and brings the knowledge and experience she acquired during her 14 years as a political science professor at the University of Peshawar. She is a pioneer in the development of user friendly training manuals on CVE, women’s role in community peacebuilding, de-radicalization, community policing for CVE, alternative narrative development, inter/intra-faith harmony, etc. in Pakistan.
Shabana Fayyaz is an assistant professor at the Defense and Strategic Studies Department of Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad. She has been associated with the teaching profession for the last 17 years. Ms. Fayyaz is also the coordinator of the Pakistan chapter of Women Without Borders and a member of the advisory board of the Peace and Collaborative Development Network.
Mr. Aamir Riaz has 20 years of professional experience in conducting research and he is an acclaimed columnist in various leading news papers and journals on different social and political issues. He has edited and published different books and consulted for various national and international organizations including USIAD, DFID, GTZ, UNDP, CIDA, Federal Ministry of Education Provincial Local Government Departments.
Mr. Rasul Jan has served in the defense forces for 23 years and is currently working as Deputy Director Administration at NADRA PHQ Peshawar.