Aurat Publication & Information Service Foundation
Decision-making at Aurat Foundation

The Aurat Foundation has a democratic, transparent and participatory governance structure, which best assures an independent organisation that is efficiently and effectively managed on scientific lines. The Memorandum of Association recommends a three-tier governance structure, comprising a 15 member General Body, a Board of Governors comprising of 9 members and an Executive Council headed by the Executive Director. Significant features of the governance structure are its system of checks and balances and the leading role given to Partners’ Networks and Staff of the Foundation.

AF-General Body

Sr # Name Gender
1 Dr. Masuma Hasan Female
2 Mr. Tasneem Siddiqui Male
3 Mr. Arif Hasan Male
4 Ms. Samina Rahman Female
5 Mr. I.A. Rehman Male
6 Ms. Anis Haroon Female
7 Mr. Mohammed Tahseen Male
8 Ms. Anjum Riyazul Haque Female
9 Dr. Aliya Khan Female
10 Ms. Surriya Ammeerudin Female
11 Ms. Roshan Khursheed Barocha Female
12 Justice (Retd.) Nasira Javed Iqbal Female

The Board of Governors

Name Profession Gender Function Years on the board
Dr. Masuma Hasan Former Secretary, Cabinet Division, Government of Pakistan . Female President Twenty Seven (27)
Mr.Arif Hasan Architect & Planner, Development Practitioner Male Member Sixteen (16)
Mr. Tasneem Siddiqui Ex-Director, Katchi Abadis, KDA Karachi Male Member Seventeen (17)
Ms. Anjum Riyazul Haque Development Specialist Female Member Five (05)
Ms. Samina Rahman Educationist (Principal) Female Member Fifteen (15)
Ms. Anis Haroon Human Rights / Women Rights Activist Female Member Seventeen (17)
Mr. Mohammed Tahseen Development Expert,Women Rights Activist Male Treasurer Six (06)
Dr. Aliya Khan Educationist, Gender Specialist Female Member Two (02)
Justice (Retd.) Nasira Javed Iqbal Jurist, former Judge Lahore Court, Women's Rights Activist Female Member  

The Executive Council

Name Gender Function Years with AF
Naeem Ahmed Mirza Male Executive Director 20
M. Younas Khalid Male Chief Strategy & Policy 21
Mahnaz Rahman Female Resident Director, Karachi 12
Shabeena Ayaz Female Resident Director, Peshawar 20
Mumtaz Mughal Female Resident Director, Lahore 12
Alauddin Khalji Male Resident Director, Quetta  
Asim Malik Male Director Outreach & Network 20

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