Core Management Committee

Mr. Muhammad Ali Shah

Mr. Muhammad Ali Shah is a university graduate with proven track record of political activism. He has inbuilt sound qualities of leadership. He started his career as the political activist during his education. Being actively involved in the activities of socio-political issues of marginalized segments of society, he has a keen eye on such issues. He inherits fishing profession from his parents therefore plays a pivotal role in the betterment of his community. He established a social movement of fishers of Pakistan in May 1998 i.e. the Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (PFF) and was elected as the first Chairperson of the PFF. Since then he is being elected as the Chairman of the PFF and at present he enjoys the same office.Mr. Shah has an in-depth knowledge and understanding about cultural, social and political situation of fisher and peasant communities of Pakistan as well to those of the world. He has travelled to different states and countries of all the continents and represented Pakistani fishermen at numerous international platforms, forums and alliances. Being an international icon of fishers, he has recently being elected as Co-Chair of the World Forum of Fisher People (WFFP)-an international alliance of all national level organizations of fishers of the world. Earlier he had also been the elected as the Secretary General of the WFFP. As an international worker, he has been able to adapt quickly and efficiently to any working environment. His exceptional interpersonal skills have enabled him to integrate with many colleagues and stakeholders and develop valuable friendships. Positive and keen to succeed, he picks up skills quickly and applies them successfully, through both the use of initiative and the ability to comprehend different situations. He is an effective communicator and leader who easily inspires confidence in any activist the world over. Mr. Muhammad Ali Shah has a very good hand at conceptualizing and writing on various local, national and international issues, their hidden aspects and suggesting their possible and logical solutions. He has been published by a number of well reputed international magazines

Mr. Jamil Junejo

Manager Programmes
Mr. Jamil Junejo is an experienced development professional. He has seven years of multi-sectoral managerial experience in human rights, democracy promotion, education, disaster risk reduction, humanitarian response, food security and poverty reduction. Currently, he is working with Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (PFF), a civil society organization. Mr. Jamil Junejo coordinates with various donor organizations and national and international civil society networks. He supervises various project managers and provides them strategic direction and technical input. He also conceptualizes and develops advocacy strategies and project proposal for the organization. He is expert in program development and implementation, capacity building, team management, coordination, advocacy, lobbying and research. Academically, he holds Master’s degree in Human Rights and Democratization from the University of Sydney. He also holds diploma in Project Management and diploma in Conflict Management.

Mr. Roshan Bhatti

Manager Monitoring & Evaluation
Mr. Roshan Bhatti is a young professional with Masters in Business Administration. He has an overall M&E experience of 5 years in the development sector ranging from Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Education in Emergency, Electoral Reforms, Disaster Risk Management, Climate Justice, Food Security, Humanitarian Work, Human Rights among others. He has managed the teams of M&E and has spearheaded research-based work that includes rapid and regular assessments related to the project. One of his strengths includes program development for projects and programs of various thematic areas. Apart from this, he keeps on writing on issues related to Climate Change, Fossil Fuels, Food Security, Cross-border issue of detained fishermen of India and Pakistan, Terrorism etc.

Mr. Mir Baloch

Regional Manager
Mr. Mir Muhammad Baloch is a development Professional having more than twelve years of experience in Non Profit / Development Sector of Pakistan, focusing vast areas of management including Project Management/Project cycle management, developing Grant Proposals and donor coordination, monitoring and evaluation and financial management. He worked with LEAD Pakistan, Thardeep Rural Development Program, Strengthening Participatory Organization (SPO), Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum and others. He has familiarity to implement policies, procedures, and organizational structures, Community mobilization, Analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy. He has good experiences in conducting qualitative and quantitative research and development of training IEC material and facilitating the trainings. Presently Mr. Baloch is working with Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (PFF) as Regional Manager.

Mr. Syed Zaheer Abbas Naqvi

Administration & Financial Controller
Mr. Syed Zaheer Abbas Naqvi is a Commerce Graduate. He has been serving different organizations and companies since last 14 years in areas of accounts & financial management. He has expertise in dealing with banks & financial institutions, insurance, stakeholder relationship, financial planning, budgeting and control. Cost effective solutions, innovation, contracts, profitability, organizational behaviors & performance evaluation, systems designing & implementation, human resource management, maintaining organization’s assets, utility management, problem solving, objectives & targets achievement are other important areas of his experience. He is serving Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (PFF) since last 8 years in Admin & Finance Department and now he is an Administration & Financial Controller.

Mr. Faizullah Pirzado

Manager Administration & Logistics
Mr. Faizullah Pirzado is a veteran activist and banker. His personality is a beautiful combination of literature, activism and finance. He has been a social & political activist since his student life. He has done his Masters in Sindhi Literature with flying colors. His research paper (thesis) on poetry of a folk Sufi saint & poet “Hamal Faqeer” had been published by Hamal Society. Mr. Faiz has been a successful a banker. Mr. Pirzado is known as multi-dimensional personality in the circle of his friends & colleagues. Since last twelve years he has been working as the Manager Administration & Logistics at Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (PFF) Head Office in Karachi.