AJ Foundation Advisory Council

After the sudden demise of Asma Jahangir, AGHS Legal Aid Cell formed an Advisory Council (listed below) to support Asma’s pro bono work. Asma’s friends and colleagues very generously stepped up to provide support to her mission through an advisory role. We are extremely grateful for their wholehearted participation and time. We appreciate that each and every one of them brings a unique strength and that all our advisers are experts in their own right and prominent persons in their own fields. They shared their commitment to democracy and human rights with Asma, and therefore agreed to carry on her legacy in the shape of the Asma Jahangir Foundation and AGHS Legal Aid Cell.

01Abid SaqiAdvocate Supreme Court, former Deputy Attorney General of Pakistan, former President Lahore High Court Bar Association
02Afrasiab Khattak Former Senator Pakistan and former chairperson Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP)
03Ahmed RashidJournalist, Foreign Policy Author
04Ahsan BhoonAdvocate Supreme Court, former Judge Lahore High Court, former Vice Chairman Pakistan Bar Council, former President Lahore High Court Bar Association
05Ali ZafarAdvocate Supreme Court, former Law Minister, former President Supreme Court Bar Association
06Azam Nazeer TararAdvocate Supreme Court, Vice Chairman Pakistan Bar Council
07Farooq TariqFederal spokesperson for Awami National Party Pakistan, General Secretary Pakistan Kissan Rabita Committee (PKRC)
08Habib Tahir KhanAdvocate Supreme Court, Vice Chairperson of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP)
09I. A. RehmanVeteran Journalist, Senior Director Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), peace and human rights activist
10Izaz HussainEntrepreneur, Chairman of Visionet system Inc
11Justice (R) Tariq MahmoodAdvocate Supreme Court, former President Supreme Court Bar Association, former Judge Baluchistan High Court, former Member of Election Commission of Pakistan
12Kamran MurtazaAdvocate Supreme Court, former President of Supreme Court Bar Association
13Lyse DoucetJournalist, Chief International Correspondent and contributing Editor of BBC
14Mansoor AwanAdvocate Supreme Court,Advocate & Corporate Counsel in Lahore (AJURIS)
15Mirza Nasar AhmadAdvocate Supreme Court, Deputy Attorney General of Pakistan
16Nasreen KasuriEducationalist, Principal Beaconhouse School Systems
17Muneer A MalikAdvocate Supreme Court, former President Supreme Court Bar Association and former Attorney General of Pakistan
18Nadeemul HaqueChairman of the Pakistan Institute for Development Economics
19Nayyar Ali DadaRenowned Architect
20Qasim JafariHospitality professional
21Salman RajaAdvocate Supreme Court, expert in Constitu
22Samina AhmadSenior Advisor and Project Director South Asia for the International Crisis Group
23Saroop IjazAdvocate, Representative at Human Rights Watch, Legal Consultant British Council and European Union
24Sher Muhammad KhanAdvocate Supreme Court, former Judge Peshawar High Court, Former President Peshawar Bar Association