The Team

Mashal Imran

Mashal graduated from LUMS with a major in English and a minor in Political Science. Combining both her fields of interest together, she plans to pursue a Masters in Liberal Studies, with a concentration in Cultural Studies, from Dartmouth this fall. Her goal is to find ways to use tools of literature—such as story-telling, dialogue and narratives—to promote empathy, tolerance and respect for diversity. As an author and curriculum designer at Adam Smith International, Mashal found a perfect avenue to gear her love for writing towards social change. She worked with the Punjab Education Sector Program II to develop inclusive and unbiased English textbooks for primary school going students of public schools. Using FATE as an avenue to break stereotypes and promote mutual understanding, she handles the organization’s content development and outreach.

Usman Sarwar

Usman Sarwar is a graduate of Economics and Politics from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). Usman believes in the capacity of humans to do good and wants to exploit this quality by creating awareness and engagement against the deep-seated apathy and indifference, which gravely accentuates the menace of terrorism in Pakistan. He aims to use forces of empathy, love and compassion as a catalyst to inspire and encourage collective action from the people to reject passiveness for activeness and apathy for empathy. Keeping this goal in mind, he looks after FATE’s business strategy to ensure all the activities, collaborations and communications are consistent and in coherence with the organization’s mission and objectives.

Abeera Akhtar

Abeera graduated from LUMS with a major in Sociology/Anthropology and a minor in English. Her degree and experiences, particularly studying the stereotypes surrounding the transgender community in Lahore, her senior project determining the impact of school culture on effective learning and work on a publication with Washington State University regarding journalism practices in Pakistan have all culminated in her serving as an individual dealing with global issues within a local context. 

She aims to use FATE to create a counter narrative through transmedia storytelling, on-ground activities and most importantly, the inculcation of technology in order to instill positivity, empathy and a drive to action within the people of Pakistan. Building on her strengths and interests, she is handling all Media and Communications initiatives, alongside impact monitoring and evaluation at FATE.  

Basil Saeed

Basil Saeed is an Economics and Political Science graduate with a minor in Marketing from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). He truly believes that extremism is an unnatural phenomenon and that the intervention of certain radical elements influence and disturb this natural balance; to which developing counter-narratives are need of the hour. He hopes for a world where every human being respects the other irrespective of their cast, creed, religion or ethnicity and live together with peace in a state of complete tranquility. Having key interest in researching conflict resolution, he channelizes his efforts to build sustainable collaborations with like-minded individuals and organizations via the platform of FATE, and handles all logistics and PR campaigns of the organization.

Samey Noor

Samey graduated from LUMS in 2016. He completed a joint major in Politics & Economics with a minor in Philosophy. His area of interest lies in exploring the causes of violence and conflict. Having already authored a publication on the topic “Terrorism in Pakistan: Myths and Facts”, he plans on translating his academic training into practical efforts by building an effective counter-narrative in response to increasing polarization and apathy inspired by extremism at the grassroots level.

He believes that Empathy is one of the most crucial human values; it has the potential to transform conflicts into peace-building institutions. His efforts are mostly geared at promoting and pitching these values to the youth and work on reaching them through various mediums including the social media. Working towards these goals, he leads research & development at FATE and manages prospective collaborations with other organizations.

Mashal Imran

Mashal graduated from LUMS with a major in English and a minor in Political Science. Combining both her fields of interest together, she plans to pursue a Masters in Liberal Studies, with a concentration in Cultural Studies, from Dartmouth this fall. Her goal is to find ways to use tools of literature—such as story-telling, dialogue and narratives—to promote empathy, tolerance and respect for diversity. As an author and curriculum designer at Adam Smith International, Mashal found a perfect avenue to gear her love for writing towards social change. She worked with the Punjab Education Sector Program II to develop inclusive and unbiased English textbooks for primary school going students of public schools. Using FATE as an avenue to break stereotypes and promote mutual understanding, she handles the organization’s content development and outreach.

Usman Sarwar

Usman Sarwar is a graduate of Economics and Politics from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). Usman believes in the capacity of humans to do good and wants to exploit this quality by creating awareness and engagement against the deep-seated apathy and indifference, which gravely accentuates the menace of terrorism in Pakistan. He aims to use forces of empathy, love and compassion as a catalyst to inspire and encourage collective action from the people to reject passiveness for activeness and apathy for empathy. Keeping this goal in mind, he looks after FATE’s business strategy to ensure all the activities, collaborations and communications are consistent and in coherence with the organization’s mission and objectives.

Abeera Akhtar

Abeera graduated from LUMS with a major in Sociology/Anthropology and a minor in English. Her degree and experiences, particularly studying the stereotypes surrounding the transgender community in Lahore, her senior project determining the impact of school culture on effective learning and work on a publication with Washington State University regarding journalism practices in Pakistan have all culminated in her serving as an individual dealing with global issues within a local context. 

She aims to use FATE to create a counter narrative through transmedia storytelling, on-ground activities and most importantly, the inculcation of technology in order to instill positivity, empathy and a drive to action within the people of Pakistan. Building on her strengths and interests, she is handling all Media and Communications initiatives, alongside impact monitoring and evaluation at FATE.  

Basil Saeed

Basil Saeed is an Economics and Political Science graduate with a minor in Marketing from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). He truly believes that extremism is an unnatural phenomenon and that the intervention of certain radical elements influence and disturb this natural balance; to which developing counter-narratives are need of the hour. He hopes for a world where every human being respects the other irrespective of their cast, creed, religion or ethnicity and live together with peace in a state of complete tranquility. Having key interest in researching conflict resolution, he channelizes his efforts to build sustainable collaborations with like-minded individuals and organizations via the platform of FATE, and handles all logistics and PR campaigns of the organization.

Samey Noor

Samey graduated from LUMS in 2016. He completed a joint major in Politics & Economics with a minor in Philosophy. His area of interest lies in exploring the causes of violence and conflict. Having already authored a publication on the topic “Terrorism in Pakistan: Myths and Facts”, he plans on translating his academic training into practical efforts by building an effective counter-narrative in response to increasing polarization and apathy inspired by extremism at the grassroots level.

He believes that Empathy is one of the most crucial human values; it has the potential to transform conflicts into peace-building institutions. His efforts are mostly geared at promoting and pitching these values to the youth and work on reaching them through various mediums including the social media. Working towards these goals, he leads research & development at FATE and manages prospective collaborations with other organizations.