Mrs. Aliya Al Shiekhly – Senior Vice-President
Aliya Al-Shiekhly grew up and completed her education in Karachi. Being a people’s person from a young age, she went on to obtaining a BA honors in International relations from the University of Karachi. In 2004, she established British International School and was granted the permission to run an independent examination center by Edexcel Pearson. The school now successfully caters from pre-school all the way up to A-level’s.
She is a strong proponent for ending illiteracy in Pakistan and her aim has always been to provide an inclusive educational system without any form of discrimination. Therefore, students with learning disability for example, Attention deficiency disorders have been successfully studying in her school with attention and care. In the future she hopes to expand her reach towards providing first class education to children from all backgrounds.
Major Riaz Ahsan (retired) – Vice president
Born and educated in Karachi Major Ahsan attended military training at P A F College, Sargodha and Pakistan Military Academy in 1991 where he graduated, obtained a Law graduate and MBA in management information systems.
Starting his military career in a self-propelled Artillery unit Major Ahsan had a distinguished military career Spanning to Spanning over 23 years of rich and diverse experience in field, staff, instructional and operational assignments. During the service also had the honour and opportunities to serve the Nation in relief and rehabilitation tasks during the hard times of natural calamities of flood, 2005 earthquake and operations in aid to civil administration for establishing and maintenance of law & order standards.
Retiring from the military in December 2014 Major Ahsan has always been focused on maximizing performance and optimizing resources through innovation and integrity. His passion and commitment is to serve the under privileged people with equal rights to health, education and happy life.
Mrs Ghazala Humayun – Secretary General
Mrs Humayun who was born in Rawalpindi completed her education and Graduated from Karachi. With a highly Dynamic & enterprising personality Mrs Humayun has served in the following positions including Associate Member of the Pakistan Institute of Management, Chairperson & Vice Chairperson of various Standing/Bilateral Committees of FPCCI (Federation of Pakistan Chamber of commerce & Industry, Founder & Vice Chairperson of Fashion Industry Committee of FPCCI.
As one of the strongest and most influential supporters of human rights in Pakistan, Mrs Humayun has also served on senior positions including the Cancer Society, ACALP, Kidney Center and Hamara Pakistan; a Socio-Economic Forum.
Mrs Humayun’s areas of interest and focus include empowerment of Women in Pakistan, Uplifting Rural Women by Education & Health, renewable and green energy for Rural areas.
Samir Mir Shaikh – Secretary of Press & Public Relations and Head of Academics Division
Samir Mir Shaikh, who is originally from Karachi, attained a Bachelors Degree from The University of Houston and Masters in Business & Finance from Karachi University. He also holds the esteemed FLMI designation in Corporate Law and Legal Systems and is currently appointed as the Justice of Peace, by the Chief Minister Sindh which enables him to supplement and solidify the liaison between the civil populous and the forces and implement and enhance security and peacekeeping. Mr Samir is a trustee and Advisor to various NGO Boards in Karachi, and serves as Advisor to some of the top Educational Institutions of Karachi as well. He is a passionate and dedicated person with drive and is looking forward to continuing his humanitarian efforts under the UNAP Banner, to eradicate illiteracy and providing means of education for all.
Rafay Aziz Shaik – Head of Operations & Training
Rafay Aziz Shaik graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London with BSc Honours in Management and Accounting, while also further gaining Professional Certifications in Conflict Management, Counter Terrorism and Security Operations from London allowing him to be registered as Security Trainer/Consultant with the United Kingdom’s prominent Security Industry Authority. Rafay has a keen interest in technology and has strived for Pakistan to be able to access and attain the latest for its Security and National Disaster Management purposes thus his key area of focus under UNAP is on the development of better Security, Education, Health and Legal Rights for everyone in Pakistan.
Lamiya Marri – Head of UNAP Youth
Lamiya Marri is the head of youth in the UNAP Karachi, office. She graduated with a BSc honors in Sociology and Media from City University in the UK. With her educational background and post within the UNAP she hopes towards encouraging the Youth to stand towards social justice issues. Particularly realize the importance of creating equal opportunities for the diverse cultural, ethnic and social backgrounds of the people of Pakistan.