Shahid Naveed – Coordinator MRC, Islamabad

Mr. Shahid Naveed is working as Coordinator at MRC Islamabad. With a Masters in Psychology from GC University Lahore, he has vast experience in counselling with Afghan refugees and other immigrants from Iran, Bangladesh and South Africa while working with SACH in his previous position. Mr. Shahid has also been delivering lectures, conducting trainings and workshops as resource person in different educational institutes, NGOs, CBOs, hospitals and other organizations. His areas of interest include Gender and Development, Human Rights, Rehabilitation, Education, Safe Migration and Community Mobilization.

During his professional career, he has been working in key positions such as Director Allied Health Sciences program in Ziauddin University Karachi, Program Director and Senior Rehabilitation Psychologist in Pothar Mental Health Association.

Muhammad Shahbaz – Coordinator MRC, Lahore

Mr. Shahbaz is working as Coordinator at MRC Lahore having professional experience of more than 14 years. He possesses a strong academic background in Business Administration and Computer Sciences and has sound knowledge on migration-related subjects such as Irregular Migration, Migrant Smuggling and Human Trafficking. Mr. Shahbaz has previously been working on similar projects with the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Asian Development Bank, Save the Children, UNDP, SPO and Care Foundation. Furthermore, he also has experience in project design, project management, coordination, institutional development, development of training, operational manuals & IEC material, capacity building, awareness raising, community development and MIS designing. Mr. Shahbaz has also contributed towards the text of training manuals for children, teachers, community and administration.

Khayyam Sohail – MRC Counsellor

Mr. Khayyam is working as an MRC Counsellor based in Islamabad. He has been working in the development sector for the last seven years. Previously, Mr. Khayyam has worked for British High Commission and Pricewaterhouse Coopers. He is a graduate of Quaid-e-Azam University in International Relations and also has a dual degree in International Political Economy and Diplomacy from Kings College London.

Umer Wazir - MRC Counsellor

Mr. Umer Wazir is working as an MRC Counsellor based in Islamabad. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration with specialization in Human Resource Development and Project Management. His areas of interest and specialization include Irregular Migration, Human Smuggling and Human-Trafficking. Previously, he worked for the International Labour Organization. Mr. Umer is the focal person at MRC for conducting pre-departure orientation sessions on Safe and Legal Migration in different institutes, including the Protectorate of Emigrants Office.

Aatka Khan – MRC Counsellor

Ms. Aatka is working as an MRC Counsellor based in Lahore. She completed her MPhil in Communication Studies. As a counsellor in MRC, she provides career planning, counselling, management and development advises to potential and serving migrant workers. She is also responsible for developing linkages with academic and technical institutions, and other stakeholders with the aim to develop and establish concrete professional relations.

Saqlain Zaidi - MRC Counsellor

Mr. Saqlain is working as an MRC Counsellor based at Lahore. He completed his Bachelor degree in Business Administration from Allama Iqbal Open University. As a counsellor, Mr. Saqlain primarily deals with migration-related issues; providing counselling services to potential migrants and facilitating orientation sessions on Safe and Informed Migration in Universities, Colleges and Vocational Training Institutes across Punjab. His areas of specialization are Communication for Development, Public Relations, Marketing, Project Management, and Human Resource Management. His passion to work in the development sector continues to grow based on his experience and interaction with migrants from within Pakistan.