Mr. Khurshid Ahmad Nadeem

Chairman NRKNA



Khurshid Ahmad Nadeem is a leading public intellectual, scholar, author, opinion maker and media person. He was awarded ‘Pride of Performance’ in 2016 by the President of Pakistan for his outstanding contribution in the field of literature and journalism. He was member of Council of Islamic Ideology (CII), the constitutional body to advise parliament, federal and provincial governments regarding Islamic aspects of legislation and law making. He authored many books, including ‘Islamic Concept of Crime and Punishment’, ‘Political Islam’, ‘An Alternate Discourse’, ‘Understanding of Islam in Twentieth Century’, ‘Islam and Pakistan’, ’Islam and Climate Change’.

Mr. Nadeem has also been Speech writer to the Prime Minister of Pakistan (1997-1999), Secretary, Commission on Islamization of Education, Government of Pakistan (1999-2005), General Manager (Religious Content) Pakistan Television Corporation. He has been writing regular column in leading Urdu newspapers and hosting talk shows in different TV channels.

Mr. Nadeem was Chairman of Organization for Research and Education (ORE), a nongovernmental organization working since 2003 to sensitize the society about shared values of humanity and religions. He believes that Pakistani society desperately needs an alternate intellectual and religious discourse to address the social problems like religious extremism, intolerance terrorism and violence.