National Speakers





Chief Guest of the Conference
Keynote Speaker Prof Dr. Anis Ahmad
Social Scientist of high repute
Founding Vice-Chancellor of Riphah International University.
Ex Director Dawah Academy International Islamic University Islamabad.


Iqbal Chair Bahria University
Dr. Habib ur Rehman Asim
Director Center for Islamic Studies, Bahria University.
Ex Director Institute of Languages & Ex Dean
Faculty of Arabic, International Islamic University Islamabad. Urdu Poet


Chief Guest – Lahore Campus               
Professor Dr. Baseera Ambreen
Director Iqbal Academy Pakistan
Former Professor Department of Urdu, Oriental College, Punjab University



Dr. Shahid Qureshi 
Rector GIFT University Gujranwala
Professor of Management & Entrepreneurship
Member Board of Directors National ICT R&D (Ignite), Member of Board of Governor, Board of Secondary Education Karachi



Prof. Dr Syed Irfan Hyder
MS and PhD (UT Austin, USA)
Vice Chancellor Ziauddin University
Director L2L Academy and Ahsan Memorial
Entrepreneur and Motivational Speaker



Mr. Salman Asif Siddiqui
Director Education Resource Development Center, Educational Psychologist
Editor and Publisher of Mera Iqbal (Presidential Award for best children’s literature from Govt. of Pakistan, 2002)



Mr. Saleem Mughal
Educationist-Media Consultant-Children Writer, Iqbal Scholar and Writer
Education & Media Consultant Sindh Madressatul Islam Education Board
Director Proqrams and Publications Hamdard Foundation Pakistan


Lt Gen (R) Muhammad Asghar
Former Rector National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
Member Higher Education Commission (HEC)
Consultant CPEC



Ms. Shazia Mirza
Founding CEO of Manzil Educational Organization (MEO)- a street children and marginalized Community School in Karachi. HOD at The Ilm Foundation, initiated collaborative ventures in Türkiye to bolster ‘Pak-Türk Dosti’ through Iqbal’s poetry.



Dr. Mohammad Rafiq Khan
Ph.D. (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow)
Professor of Environmental Studies Lahore School of Economics, Author of 12 books



Mr. Shahid Warsi
Chairman, TC 9, Education Standard Committee Pakistan, Pakistan Standards & Quality Control Authority (PSQCA), Ministry of science & Technology, Government of Pakistan
A Trainer and Researcher in Education


Dr. Talib Hussain Sial
Former Director IRD, International Islamic University Islamabad
Iqbal Scholar
Author and Researcher



Ms. Amina Murad
Life Coach & NLP Therapist
Iqbal’s educational theorist
Educationist, School owner & principal



Mr. Abid Iqbal Khari
Founding President Positive Pakistan Foundation
Social activist, Attitudinal trainer; Research on philosophical Allama Iqbal’s wisdom in the context of Management, Leadership, Ultimate Success & Universal Spiritual Laws



Mr. Mahmood Ahmed
The Founder and the Chairman CEF-Character Education Foundation
Founding director of AFAQ
Founder and the Director of READ Foundation
Educationist & Philanthropist


Ms. Sabahat-Ul-Ain Qureshi
Founding principal of Balance Learning Facilitation Centre – a natural learning school,
Educationist, administrator, motivational speaker & trainer



Dr Ghazala Siddiqui

Founding Principal Generations’ School




Ms. Sadaf Saeed

CEO at Golden Harvest




Mr. Faisal Manzoor

Chairman Board of Governors University of Sialkot




Mr. Waqas Anjum Jafri

CEO Dar e Arqam Schools




Ms. Huma Mirza
Technical Advisor to Akhuwat Professional Development Cell
Education Consultant to the World Bank for its Punjab Education Support Program (PESP)-3.



DrNooreen Mujahid
Associate Professor & Chairperson at the Department of Economics, University of Karachi
Member HEC Curriculum Review Committee, A Researcher & teacher



Mr. Anique Ahmed
Scholar, TV anchor & host on Duniya TV with expertise on Islamic and social issues related to Islamic ideology of Iqbal.




Dr. Arshad Mehmood Nashad
Associate Professor, Department of Urdu, Allama Iqbal Open University
Iqbal Scholar



Mr. Muhammad Ali 
Licensed NLP Master Practitioner Training and ESP Course Instructor, Certified Practitioner of Hypnosis,
Trainer, Career Coach, Sports Mind Architect, Human Engineer and a Bars Access Consciousness® Practitioner



Mr. Muhammad Anwar Dar
Chairman at GIFT University Gujranwala.
President at Roshni Homes Trust.
Entrepreneur and philanthropist.
Founder and the Chairman of a progressive business conglomerate, The Credence Group.


Mr. Afzal Ahmad
CEO Rural Education and Development (READ) Foundation
READ Foundation is an Educational network in North Pakistan




Dr. Najeeb Jamal
Department of Urdu, F.C. College (University), Lahore




H.E Nourian Hasan       
Consul General, Islamic Republic of Iran in Karachi
Former Director, Department of Economic diplomacy




Muhammad Aamir Shahzad
Senior Manager R&D Ghazali Education Trust
Trainer, Curriculum Expert & Research
Proposed a selection/curriculum of Iqbal’s poetry for primary, middle and high schools



Dr. Adnan Anwer
Director of Karachi Institute of Economics and Technology, PAF KIET.
Scholar and Educationist



Dr. Unus Hasany
Former Professor at University of Karachi Scholar, Poet, Writer and Educationist
Iqbal Scholar



Dr. Muhammad Shujaat Mubarak
Professor and Dean College of Business Management (CBM), IoBM-Karachi.



Dr. Muhammad Rasheed Arshad
Senior faculty at Department of Philosophy, University of Punjab
Scholarly interest in domains of Philosophy of Religion, Ethics, Postmodernism, and Education and Iqbal.



Ms. Surayya Qamar
Former Dean Arts & Humanities, Jinnah University for Women
Scholar and educationist heading Department of Islamic learning at Jinnah University.



Mr. Zaib Azkaar Hussain

Secretary Halqa-e-Rabab-e-Zauq Karachi Writer, Journalist, Poet, Educationist and critic Former Vice chairman of literary committee of Arts council Karachi



Dr. Tahir Hameed Tanoli
Head of Academics department Iqbal Academy Pakistan
Renowned Iqbal Scholar & Author of 25 Books
Member of Board of Advanced Studies for various Universities



Mr. Muhammad Aslam Hijazi
General Manager, Department of Education READ Foundation
Working in field of education for the last 23 years