Mehran Ali Khan
Senior Research Analyst
Mehran an emerging scholar belongs to South Waziristan Agency. He is M. Phil in Politics and International Relations from Islamic University. He is writing his thesis about “Lashkar in FATA, implication for the future peace”. He is head of Cultural Exploration Program (CEP) in FATA Research Centre, where he has presented the world, the vibrant color of FATA Culture. He believes that revival of FATA culture is only solution to the present crisis. He has represented FATA on many international and national forums.
Mr. Ali Afzal Afzaal is FRC field researcher for Kurram Agency. Mr Afzaal is a seasoned journalist and has worked as a reporter and editor for a number of newspapers and magazines. He has also worked with a number of local and international radio and TV channels including, but not limited to, BBC Pashtu radio service, NHK broadcasting service, Al-Jazeera and GEO TV. He has travelled extensively in FATA and has interviewed some of the most high profile personalities in that area. Of special note are his exclusive interviews with Jalal-ud-din Haqqani (Chief of the Haqqani Network), Gulbadin Hikmatyar (Chief of Hizb-e-Islami Afghanistan), Late Naik Mohammad (founder of the Taliban movement in South Waziristan). Mr. Afzaal is a resident of Parachinar, Kurram Agency. He has a Masters in Mass Communications from Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad.
Anwarullah khan belongs to Bajaur Agency. He started his Career with Daily the Nation as a District Correspondent in 2000. For the last ten years Khan is regularly covering events and developments taking place in FATA. He has worked with many international news organizations such as Japan based television network FUJI, NHK, Dawn, SAMA TV and Reuters. During his journalistic career he has covered almost all the beats in Bajaur Agency.In Jan 2010, Mr. Khan was awarded best reporter of tribal areas by the Federal Information Ministry in Islamabad. He is the vice President of the Tribal Union of Journalists in FATA.
Anwarullah khan is currently working as field researcher for Bajaur Agency and contributing news stories and research reports to FRC.