The Asia-Pacific Leadership Network for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (APLN) has over one hundred members from eighteen countries across Asia and the Pacific, consisting of former political, diplomatic and military leaders, senior government officials, and scholars and opinion leaders. APLN aims to inform and energize public opinion, especially high-level policymakers, to take seriously the very real threats posed by nuclear weapons, and to do everything possible to achieve a world in which they are contained, diminished and eventually eliminated.


  • Abdul Hameed NAYYAR

    Abdul Hameed NAYYAR

    Abdul Hameed Nayyar is a founding member of the International Panel on Fissile Materials and a physicist who retired from the Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad.

  • Adil SULTAN

    Adil SULTAN

    Dean Faculty of Aerospace and Strategic Studies (FASS) at the Air University Islamabad, Pakistan

  • Feroz Hassan KHAN

    Feroz Hassan KHAN

    Feroz Hassan Khan is a former Brigadier in the Pakistan Army and former Director Arms Control and Disarmament Affairs in Strategic Plans Division, Joint Services Headquarters, Pakistan.

  • Jehangir KARAMAT

    Jehangir KARAMAT

    Jehangir Karamat is a retired four-star rank army general and military academic. He served as Chief of Army Staff of the Pakistan Army and a former Nonresident Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Program at the Brookings Institute. He was visiting faculty at the National Defense University.

  • Mushahid Hussain SAYED

    Mushahid Hussain SAYED

    Mushahid Hussain served as the Minister for Information and Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee in the Pakistani Senate and now serves as Chairman of the Defense Committee.

  • Pervez HOODBHOY

    Pervez HOODBHOY

    Pervez Hoodbhoy was a member of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament (2013-2018) and taught at the Quaid-e-Azam University physics department for 40 years.

  • Rabia AKHTAR

    Rabia AKHTAR

    Dr. Rabia Akhtar serves as the founding Director of the Centre for Security, Strategy and Policy Research at the University of Lahore.

  • Riaz Mohammad KHAN

    Riaz Mohammad KHAN

    Riaz Mohammad Khan is a retired diplomat who served for forty years in the Pakistan Foreign Service. He was Ambassador to China and the EU. He has been a member of the NTI Board of Directors since 2014.

  • Sadia TASLEEM

    Sadia TASLEEM

    Sadia Tasleem previously worked as a Robin Copeland Memorial Fellow for Nonproliferation and has done extensive research as a core member of the Program on Strategic Stability Evaluation (POSSE).

  • Salman BASHIR

    Salman BASHIR

    Salman Bashir is a diplomat who served as the Foreign Secretary of Pakistan and as the High Commissioner of Pakistan to India.