Muhammad Asif Noor
Muhammad Asif Noor is Founder Director of Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies and Editor-In-Chief of Monthly magazine The Diplomatic Insight. The magazine has a thematic objective of Peace Through Informed Dialogue publishing since December 2008. Recently Mr. Noor established Pakistan”s first multilingual news agency Global News Pakistan. Mr. Asif is Secretary General of Pakistan-Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Friendship Forum and Chief Coordinator of Pakistan-Shanghai Cooperation Organization Business Council. He is President to International Forum for Pakistani Columnists and Anchors. Mr. Asif is Country Chapter Coordinator Pakistan for Unity in Diversity – World Civil Society. He is Book Ambassador, National Book Foundation, Government of Pakistan. Mr. Asif is activist with an experience in governance, diplomatic relations professional, an author and dynamic leader with a vision to the future.
He holds Masters Degree in Defence and Strategic Studies from Quaid-I-Azam University and another M.A in Pakistan Affairs and Diploma in Peace & Futuristic Studies. He is Chief Organizer of Quaid-I-Azam University Alumni Association- an Alumni network of Pakistan’s premier University with having Alumni working at highest level of public and private sector.
Mr. Asif Noor is co-author of several books like “Azerbaijan-Pakistan Relations: Challenges and Opportunities”, “Knowing Brazil” in English and Urdu languages, “Pakistan-Kazakhstan Relations”. These books are being authored in collaboration with the missions in Pakistan in order to promote relations and explore opportunities of cooperation. He has special interest is in Central Asia and Caucasian Regions. He is regular contributor of opinion articles in newspapers and magazines across the world. His areas of expertise are SCO and Central Asian regions where he is a frequent traveler .