Our Team

Ghazanfar Imam Rizvi (1963 - 2017)

Senior Director

Over 20 years of experience with Nai Zindagi in the field of drug demand and harm reduction with specific focus on HIV and AIDS in country, regionally and internationally.


Mr. Ghazanfar has been responsible for initiating numerous innovative and needs based pilot programs such as demonstrating adherence of injecting drug users to ARV; programs for wives and children of HIV positive clients. He has generously contributed to the personal and professional development of key staff and teams of professionals at Nai Zindagi, with a specific focus on stressing on the quality of their out put and services.


He is currently responsible for initiating District AIDS Councils across the four provinces, as part of the Global Fund Round 9 grant and is also involved in the overall management of Nai Zindagi.

Khadim Hussain Alvi

Director Finance

Mr. Alvi has been with Nai Zindagi since 2007. He deals with external financial stakeholders, arranges and forecasts funds required, and is involved in all key decision making processes of the company. Mr. Alvi joined Nai Zindagi after working 9 years in the corporate sector. He has worked with A F Ferguson and Ernest Young Chartered Accountants. 


He is currently managing a team of 12 finance and administration professionals at the head office responsible for managing the USD 14 million Global Fund grant. The finance unit also oversees and monitors financial functions being conducted at the sub recipients of the grant in 29 districts across Pakistan.


He is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Pakistan.

Salman Ul Hassan Qureshi

Director Programs

Mr. Salman has worked extensively in research, program design, training, capacity enhancement, implementation, monitoring and evaluation in the field of drug use related HIV and AIDS prevention and treatment.


He is currently the senior program manager of the Global Fund Round 9 HIV grant implemented by Nai Zindagi. His program team of 18 professionals has extensive expertise in the area of management information systems (MIS), data management, monitoring, evaluation, reporting, HIV and AIDS related diagnostics, treatment, care and support. He is also closely coordinating with sub recipient organizations and Public sector AIDS programs across Pakistan.

Dr. Maimoona Malik

Program Manager

Based at Nai Zindagi Principal Recipient Office, scope of responsibilities includes technical oversight, program management, training, quality assurance and monitoring & evaluation. Development & execution of training plans. Designing appropriate training curriculum and methodology, materials, tools, events & field activities. Through regular analysis the provision of quality assurance of SR Staff & services. She is involved in preparation, reviews, and periodic revision of detailed implementation plans, target distribution and performance framework, review of indicators and donor liaisons. Maintaining a solid, up-to-date understanding of the factors related to Program and orientation of PR staff. 13 years of experience in development sector and medical Doctor with advanced certification in Health Systems Management from Population Services International.

Dr. Umar Riaz

Monitoring & Evaluation Manager

Dr. Umar heads the Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) department at Nai Zindagi, which is responsible for planning, monitoring and reporting on all program activities. Development of M&E plans, reporting formats, and review of monthly and quarterly reports, coordination and feedback from Sub-Recipients, MIS supervision, periodic performance assessment and field monitoring visits are also included in routine activities.


He holds a Master’s degree in Public Health from France and has an extensive experience of over 10 years in the development sector.

Ishrat Sawar

MIS Manager

Ms Ishrat Sawar heads IT & Management Information System (MIS) department at Nai Zindagi and has worked extensively in supervision of web design, software development, analytical research and quality control for process improvement. She oversees up gradation & maintenance of website (NZMIS) of organization, Involved in statistical scrutiny & data profiling for different purposes. She closely coordinates with Sub-Recipient organization for data collection & MIS verifications.


She has Masters Degree in Computer sciences from international Islamic University with 12 years experience in IT Department.


Bilal Mustafa Qureshi

Fundraising and Communication Officer

Mr. Bilal is the latest addition to our team. His young personality and familiarity with the latest business technology tools makes our team more diverse and up to date with the contemporary business environment.


He is responsible for fundraising relationship management, communication and marketing in order to generate resources from the local corporate sector and private donors.


Qualifications: Masters of Economics (Peking University, China) and BSc Economics and Management (London School of Economics).

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Rights based health and social services for persons affected by drug use, HIV and AIDS


Our services and interventions are targeted towards preventing, halting and reversing the fast growing transmission of HIV and in Pakistan among people most vulnerable and at risk.


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