TWO's Board of Directors

Prof. Riaz Ahmed Shad (Chairman) is an associate professor in University of Sargodha. He is a celebrated writer, poet and scholar. He is an author of Bibliography of Urdu Novel, Bibliography of Urdu Short Stories, Directory of Punjabi Writers, BATAN, Qulyat-e-Siddique. He wrote numerous articles on peace and human rights issues which have been printed in Urdu, Punjabi and English.

Mr. Ram Parkash (Treasurer) is a grassroots peace activist and has earned his three master degrees (Political Science, Economics and Education). He is vice chairman of the Hindu and Scheduled Caste Welfare Council. He won a Gold Medal for his work as a social worker from the Pakistan Social Association. He is a member of the District Minority Committee Sargodha. By profession he is a senior teacher in the Education Department. The Government of Punjab has awarded him with a certificate of appreciation and cash prize on showing best educational results.

Fr. Sohail Patrick (Director) is working with TWO as director. He is an expert trainer on peace, interfaith and cultural heritage. He is fundamentally a writer and a poet. He developed a training manual on 'Peace and Regional Cooperation'. He is Editor of TWO's quarterly newsletter. "Gunghat Takay "and 'Zarrre vich Khudi' are his Punjabi poetic works while "Being Nothing" is his English poetry. He developed a book on "Sufi Teachings and Human Rights Education" for school children. He participated in the International Visitors Program of the State Department of the United States of America and presented TWO's work at various international events in Bangladesh, Germany, United Kingdom, United States and Ireland. He earned his masters degree in Peace Education from the European Peace University in Austria.

Rubina Feroze Bhatti (Gen. Secretary) is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in leadership studies from the University of San Diego in the United States. She received her masters degree in chemistry from BZU Multan and her masters degree in development studies from Ireland, where she was awarded Student of the Year for her outstanding educational career. Her nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005 as part of the 1,000 Women for Peace project is a hallmark for her life. In 2009 she was selected as a Woman PeaceMaker at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, where her life story was documented, and in 2010 was the recipient of the World Vision Peacemaking Award. She also won the 2011 Woman of Courage Award, along with former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, from the National Women's Political Caucus, an award given to women from diverse backgrounds who exemplify women's leadership and demonstrate courage by taking a stand to further civil rights and equality. Her unprecedented services were also hailed by District Bar Association Sargodha, Hurmat-e-Qalam Society, Adal Foundation, Award Foundation Faisalabad and HECP Lahore. At the 21st Annual Award Ceremony of human rights society of Pakistan held this year, Rubina's services were lauded along with Ahmed Fraz, Makhdoom Javaid Hashmi, Abdussalam Somro. She represented TWO and contributed her papers at different international conferences held in India, Nepal, Thailand, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Canada, America, Germany and Ireland. She is credited for her peace work in a number of books, training manuals and articles on human rights, peace and interfaith issues.

Peter Jacob (Board Member) is a lawyer with a masters degree in Rural Development and a masters degree in Political Science. He is a part-time journalist and was declared best reporter by the UCAN News Agency in 1998. He has been working with the Commission for Justice and Peace in Pakistan for the last 15 years. Due to his hard work and leadership, his organization won the International Human Rights Award from the Tulpit Foundation Korea in 2001. He has served on the board of directors of Amnesty International and continues to do so with the Democratic Commission for Human Development and Taangh Wasaib Organization.

Dr. Nadia Aziz (Board member) is an M.B.B.S doctor and a former parliamentarian. She is a social worker who raised the issue of harmful traditions on the floor of the Punjab Assembly. She is a member of the syndicate of the University of Sargodha and also is the honorary secretary of the renowned charity organization, Red Crescent. She is an active member of the Pakistan Medical Association and the Pakistan Gynecologist Association. She participated in many international consultations regarding health issues.

Rubina Javed (Board Member) has served in the field of education for more than two decades. She is headmistress of a renowned school and has great experience in management and planning. She has over 15 years' experience directing initiatives, developing training programs, focused on peace and art and on inter-religious dialogue.

   Upcoming Events
• Skill Enhancement Training Workshop in Khushab

• Orientation Meeting with Peace Youth Group in Khushab

• Follow Up Activity with Students in Sargodha