Syed Ali Hameed is a certified meditation and mindfulness trainer, countering violent extremism expert, peace-building specialist, and social entrepreneur working in the development arena of Pakistan since 2008.
Syed Ali Hameed has worked across the whole of Pakistan gaining thousands of social leaders, especially youth at universities and religious seminaries. He also heads a transnational peace-building campaign called ‘Peace Without Borders’.
Muhammad Sabieh Anwar is a professor of physics, Ahmad Dawood Chair, and Dean at the LUMS Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering.
Muhammad Sabieh Anwar helped establish the physics department at LUMS and was among the principal founders of the school’s experimental facilities and curriculum. Ideas from his physics instructional laboratories have been replicated in ten Pakistani universities.
Muhammad Sabieh Anwar has played an important role in introducing innovative learning tools, mostly revolving around insightful homegrown physics experiments, in Pakistan’s universities. His lectures are interspersed with in-class live demonstrations and are widely viewed over the internet. He is also a recipient of the TWAS medal in physics in 2008 and the National innovation Prize in 2015.
Shahnawaz Dahani is a Pakistani national cricket team player, who belongs to a small village near Larkana, Sindh, Pakistan.
Shahnawaz Dahani is a trendsetter for many local cricketers of Sindh. Before making his national debut, he used to train at his village barefooted. But with dedication and continuous hard work he became the first cricketer from a rural area of Sindh to make it to the national cricket team of Pakistan.
Dahani has played two editions of the Pakistan Super League, in which he appeared among the leading wicket-takers. He has now become a regular member of the Pakistan cricket team.
Amber Rahim Shamsi is an award-winning multimedia journalist, with wide-ranging experience in television, radio, online and the print media. She is also an International Visitor Leadership Programme (IVLP) and The Centre for Excellence in Journalism (ICFJ) fellow. She consults with Media Matters for Democracy, a policy research and advocacy organisation working on freedom of expression, the media and the internet in Pakistan. She has also participated twice in the Jinnah Institute’s India-Pakistan Track II Chaophraya Dialogue as an Emerging Leader. Ms. Shamsi has hosted news and current affairs shows on mainstream news channels and writes opinion pieces for national and international media platforms. Previously she was a bilingual reporter for the BBC World Service, television anchor, desk editor, and producer. Her reporting largely focused on human rights. She has also written research reports and training manuals on women in the media, gender and conflict reporting, as well as conducted numerous media trainings.Amber Rahim Shamsi
Aftab Ahmed is an experienced IT professional and Cloud services expert. He received his bachelor's from the State University of New York in IT in 2006 and pursued graduate studies at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business in Organizational Leadership in 2020.
Aftab Ahmed has served in many capacities at numerous prestigious companies including IBM, Telenor, GE (General Electric), and Confidential.
Recently, Aftab has focused his efforts on offering “Technology as a Service” for the masses. Currently licensed by Google, Microsoft, and Amazon for their web-based services and certified by Cisco Data Center and Cloud Associates, Aftab is one of the leading authorities on Cloud Services in Pakistan.
Ghulam Hyder Daudpota
Professional Traditional Artist
Ghulam Hyder Daudpota is an award-winning ceramicist and a passionate admirer of the art of Kashi Kari (Persian for mosaic art) ceramics, which is a centuries-old craft.
Ghulam Hyder Daudpota has dedicated almost his entire life to studying, teaching, and preserving this ancient art which faces a rapid decline in quality due to contemporary art practices and fast-tracked industrial mass production.
Ghulam Hyder Daudpota believes that a lack of appreciation and patronage should not extinguish traditional art forms. He preaches and practices traditional ceramic techniques and has spared no stage to advocate for the importance of and the utter beauty that lies in the traditional methods of tile-making.
Dileep Kumar Hotwani is a Civil Engineer and alumnus of Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET), Jamshoro.
During his student life at MUET, he underwent a tragic incident that completely reshaped his life. Following the incident, the next few months brought so many challenges for him, but he didn’t give up.
His life gives a notion of – no matter what the circumstances are, the ambition, and its objectives must remain intact. He believes in the fact that adversity flatters no man.