Our Board of Directors

It gives me immense pleasure to see that the successes of READ Foundation’s efforts for catering to the educational needs of over 100,177 children in its 374 schools have continued to increase throughout the years. We credit these many successes to our generous partners and supporters who help children have access to quality education, learn more, fight against all odds and become better prepared to realise their dreams.

Our heartfelt thanks go to each of you who support our mission of helping society through quality-oriented, value-based and purposeful education and capacity building.

Dr Muhammad Naeem Qureshi
Chairman

MAHMOOD AHMED | DIRECTOR

  • Founder of READ Foundation.
  • Genuinely committed to the educational and economic trends of the country.
  • More than 20 years of practical experience in social development sector.
  • Possesses well-defined managerial and developmental skills.
  • Presently runs a privately owned printing press.

PROF. (R) GHULAM MUSTAFA | DIRECTOR

  • Masters in Economics.
  • Possesses strong leadership abilities.
  • More than 25 years of teaching experience at different levels.
  • Keen in education, training and social welfare and development activities.
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MUHAMMAD ANWAR KHAN ABBASI | DIRECTOR

  • Masters in Economics and Islamic studies
  • A literary scholar and compiler of two very useful and intriguing publications.
  • Extensive banking experience with Habib Bank & National Bank of Pakistan.
  • Over twenty years of affiliation with Saudi-Holland Bank of Saudi Arabia.
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MUHAMMAD AYUB MUSLIM | DIRECTOR

  • An eminent businessman and a social worker.
  • Renowned for his social welfare activities.
  • A firm believer of development through education.
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DR ABDUL RAUF | DIRECTOR

  • PhD in molecular virology.
  • Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology at the University of AJK, Muzaffarabad.
  • An expert and aggressive campaigner for hepatitis control and eradication in Pakistan.
  • More than 10 research articles published in reputable international journals.
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MUHAMMAD FAROOQ AHMED | DIRECTOR

  • Information Technology Specialist
  • Has a fourteen years experience in different organizations like UN, PTC and MAJU.
  • Currently working as Director Information Services at Riphah International University Islamabad.
  • PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS: Member steering group ACU, Associate member CILIP – UK, IEEE Computer Society USA, ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) USA.
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KABIR AHMED | DIRECTOR

  • B.Sc. Honours in Agricultural Sciences, M.Sc. in Rural Sociology, Bachelor of Law, M.Phil in Sociology (ongoing).
  • Currently, a practising lawyer.
  • Experienced of working with Non Governmental organisations on senior positions.
  • He has the knowledge and skills in: Program planning, execution and evaluation, Communication, public and media relations and public speaking, Public policy and legislative advocacy, Community mobilisation, Resource mobilisation.
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ABDUL NAQEEB | DIRECTOR

  • Masters in mathematics
  • Faculty member department of mathematics Karakoram International University, Gilgit
  • A known social worker in Gilgit Baltistan
  • Keen interests in Education

Our common goal was to making a big difference with small interventions in the field of education. We came and we stayed. Most of us understood and chose the quality of life and forgot about the standards of living.

We did not witness miracles, but we did experience transformation and human development at all levels and in all spheres. READ Foundation would not have become what it has become today without the vision, hard work, tireless efforts and unmatched sacrifices exemplified by its chairman, Mr. Mahmood Ahmed. He duly deserves all the credit for his commendable work and enormous achievement. All my predecessors, board members, trustees and directors – both past and the present – deserve appreciation for their invaluable contributions.

I sincerely thank my team, students, committed teachers, parents, communities, our partners, both corporate and individual donors and all our stakeholders who have been part of our success throughout the journey thus far.

Mr. Shahid Rafique
Chief Executive Officer