Board Of Directors

Al-Malik Khoja


An economist by qualification, Al-Malik Khoja has had a diverse work experience spanning different sectors such as Mutual Fund, Airline Catering, Hospitality Management, Disaster Management and Micro-insurance. Through his work experience in both commercial and development sectors, he has developed appreciation of the need to develop business models that address the social dimensions but with emphasis on long-term sustainability.

Kamyla Marvi

Kamyla is one of the founding members of Aahung and has more than 20 years experience in the reproductive health, gender and development sector. She has an interest in organisation effectiveness and governance and facilitated the initial organisational development process of Aahung.

Dr. Naila Baig-Ansari

Naila Baig-Ansari has a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of California, Davis. Along with her rigorous training, she has vast experience in the area of health research. Naila is a strong asset to Aahung because as an epidemiologist, she can provide mentorship to strengthen Aahung’s research programs. She is currently part-time research faculty at The Indus Hospital as well as the Director of a local Institutional Review Board (IRD-IRB) that reviews human subject research.

Shama Mohammad

Shama is a feelance consultant with expertise in various research methodologies such as survey design, monitoring and evaluation and participatory research methodologies. She has been working in the development sector since 2000 and has worked in the fields of health, education, gender, community development, early child development, and microfinance. Shama has previously served 2 terms on the Board.

Rabia Khan

Rabia is a freelance development consultant specializing in gender and development and NGO institutional development. Rabia has previously served 2 terms on the Board.

Khusro Mumtaz

Khusro Mumtaz, who has previously served 2 terms on the Board, is a banker and currently the Chief Risk Officer for NIB bank. He writes an op-ed column for the national newspaper The News in which he touches upon various development and civil society related issues. Khusro is also a well-known and award-winning film critic.

Myra Khan

Myra is currently working as Marketing and Communications Manager at IRD. She has previous experience working at GSK in the corporate sector. Myra has vast experience and knowledge about marketing techniques and approaches as well as communications strategy. She is spearheading the marketing and communications initiative at IRD, which has never been done before. Her experience and knowledge in these areas is beneficial to Aahung, as they have been to IRD.

Maliha Zia

Board Convener

Maliha has been activating for women and human rights law for several years. She has been in the forefront of drafting the new domestic violence law as well as making amendments to the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) and Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) so that they can be better used to try cases of Honor crimes. She is well versed in sexuality, sexual and bodily rights in addition to her strong legal background.

Imran Zafar

Imran is a public health professional and practising psychologist. He is currently a Director at Community Health Solutions (CHS) developing private sector strategies to create greater and more sustainable public health impac through one-window primary health care facilities - Sehatmand Zindagi - in slums, providing discounted lab services, GP consultation and medicines. He has had a long career in reproductive health with PSI in various countries and has served 2 previous terms on the Aahung Board.