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DR SAAD S. KHAN

(PAS) DIRECTOR OF STUDIES, NATIONAL SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY

Saad S. Khan is an officer in the Civil Service of Pakistan, currently serving in the Federal Government in Islamabad. He is a freelance thinker, researcher and writer on issues of contemporary politics, focusing on the Middle East and wider Muslim world. His works address issues of democracy, governance, rule of law, human rights and gender equality in the Muslim countries. He also strives for better and positive understanding; of the United States in particular and the West in general, among the Muslims. Besides entries in Oxford Encyclopedia of Contemporary Islamic World and the Oxford Bibliography Online (OBO), he is author of Reasserting International Islam (Oxford University Press; 2001) and Friends Indeed: Review & Reference on Pakistan-OIC Relations (NIHCR; 2004). Two of his books expected later 2011 are Biography of Begum Maryam Jinnah and With Grace, We Serve—a coffee-table book on the civil service of Pakistan. He has written scores of op-ed columns published worldwide on the economy of dictatorships, among others. He remained affiliated with the Cambridge University, UK, as a graduate student and with Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan for his doctorate research. He teaches contemporary politics at National Officers Academy in Islamabad and is a Rotarian and a Paul Harris Fellow. He is a hobby collector of videos of ceremonial marching bands and holds the Chair of Cosmopolitan Alliance of Drummers And Pipers for PEACE (CADAPP)