SDGs Secretariat Team

Saman Jafri

Coordinator

Saman S Jafri is a Media, PR and Communication specialist with almost two decades of experience to her credit. She is also a Social and change activist, Served as a Pakistani legislator (Member National Assembly) raised a voice and working to counter extremism and atrocities against human rights. Passionate about a liberal, progressive and a tolerant Pakistan. She is author and co author of more than dozen parliamentary bills.

Prior to Politics, Jafri worked as Radio Journalist and Producer and was associated with a leading FM channel of Pakistan (part of the launch team). She has blogged on social development and women issues and worked as a freelance social media consultant. Currently, Saman Jafri is working as a Coordinator/Consultant for the Sustainable Development Goals Secretariat at the Parliament House, Islamabad.

Mehreen Mubashir

Program Officer 
Mehreen Mubashir serves as the Program Officer and Parliamentary Researcher at the SDGs Secretariat. She contributes to policy matters and coordinates the day-to-day affairs of the National Parliamentary Taskforce on SDGs at the Parliament of Pakistan. She plays a significant role in the operationalization of the sub-groups of SDGs Taskforce. 
Before joining the SDGs Secretariat, she headed the social action plan titled Aizaz Al-Hayat for British Council Pakistan which was a top-scoring project in her university. She graduated in Political Science from Kinnaird College, Lahore, and conducted her final year thesis in the field of Parliamentary studies which was published by the Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services.

Sadaf Azam

Legislative & Policy Research Expert
Sadaf Azam has completed her L.L.B Honors from the University of London. She completed the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) and L.L.M from BPP University and remains a member of the Honorable Society of the Inner Temple.
Before joining the Sustainable Development Goal Secretariat as a Research Development Associate, she also served as an Associate at Jamal & Jamal Advocates & Legal Consultants. Previously she was working at HMA Solicitors in London. She also worked on various human rights cases with different barristers from Doughty Street Chambers. She formerly interned at Raza Khalil Abbasi – a law practice. Her experience at the Supreme Court Gilgit-Baltistan included assisting on cases involving honor killings and child labor in Northern Pakistan

Syed Ali Sardar Jafri

Program Development Associate 

Syed Ali Sardar Jafri serves as the Program Development Associate at the National Parliamentary Taskforce on SDGs at the Parliament House. He is a Graduate of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology.  

He Contributes to new research initiatives and policy matters of the National Parliamentary Taskforce on SDGs at the Parliament of Pakistan. In the past, he has led integrated project teams in advertising and public relations, in addition, he has consulted on multiple sustainable entrepreneurial projects. Before joining the Sustainable Development Goals Secretariat he has also served as an Associate at the Special Initiatives Wing of the National Assembly Secretariat.