Our Team


Ahmed Ali  –  Director

Ahmed Ali is the founding director of Peace Research & Advocacy Institute, Islamabad. A former civil servant with the federal government, he served for six years in Balochistan – the province wrecked by religious fanaticism, terrorism, and sub-nationalist insurgency. He has been studying the problem of terrorism and violent extremism in Pakistan and the wider region since 2009.  After over eight years of service in the government, he is currently committed full-time to researching conflicts and promoting peace, inclusion, and stability in Pakistan. He has contributed to local and national dailies. He holds a masters degree in political science from the University of Karachi.

suleman1Muhammad Suleman Khan  –  Research Associate 

Muhammad Suleman Khan has worked with the people displaced by insurgency in the former federally-administered tribal regions. He coordinated relief works between the Ministry of Frontier Regions and the WFP. A professional researcher, Khan studies terrorism as a global phenomenon that affects nations from the Americas to the Far East. Muhammad Suleman Khan pursued Mphil in peace and conflict studies at the National Defense University, Islamabad.

wajahatWajahat Khalid  –  Research Associate

Wajahat Khalid served as research analyst with various organizations before joining Peace Research and Advocacy Institute. He studied international relations at Preston University, Islamabad. His areas of interest include Pakistan’s foreign policy with a focus on Pakistan’s relations with Russia and Russia’s policies towards the Middle East. When away from job, Wajahat Khalid finds his Nikon and Canon cameras as his best companions as he goes on to document nature and urban landscapes through his incredible photography.