About Us GetUp Pakistan is an educational, independent, grass-roots community organization that aims to make Pakistan a progressive country with minimum poverty, unemployment and inequality. It educates the public and policy makers to give every Pakistani, both rich and poor, equal opportunity in every aspect of life especially in education and economy.


The Organization works for the promotion of value and importance of democracy, education, healthcare, good governance and law & order in Pakistan.


GetUp Pakistan does not endorse any particular party or their agenda. It is a not-for-profit organization that relies on small donations to fund its work. It does not accept donations from political parties.

Board of Directors

Dr. Mubarak Ali - Lifetime Honorary Member

Pervez Hoodbhoy - Lifetime Honorary Member

Nasik Elahi - Lifetime Honorary Member

Dr. Syed Ehtisham - Member

Zafar Khizer - Member

Noor Salik - Member

Fayyaz Sheikh - Member

Khalid Zia - Member

Zafar Khizer, President

Zafar Khizer completed his Master’s degree in Applied Physics from the University of Karachi. He came to the US in 1985 and earned his Master’s in Computer Science from New Jersey Institute of Technology. Zafar Khizer wrote several books on computer networking. Some of his books have been used in universities and colleges including New York University. He is also the founder of PC AGE Computer Institute. PC AGE was #1 as the fastest growing private company in the Education field in the entire USA and #1 as the fastest growing company in New Jersey /New York area in 1999. In 1999, Zafar Khizer also wrote a book “Inqilab (Revolution) 2000: Are Pakistanis Ready to Pay the Price for Success.” Dawn newspaper Journalist Cowasjee said that this book should be distributed as widely as possible in Pakistan.

Dr. Mubarak Ali, Lifetime Honorary Member

Dr. Mubarak Ali is an eminent historian, activist and scholar of Pakistan. He attained a PhD in History at Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany in 1976. Later he became head of the History department at the University of Sindh. He was the director of the Goethe Institute in Lahore until 1996. Dr. Ali has written more than 70 books and is one of the most widely read historians of Pakistan. He is also the editor of the quarterly journal Taarikh ("History"). He has been widely interviewed by electronic and print media in India, Pakistan, and the Middle East.


Pervez Hoodbhoy, Lifetime Honorary Member

Pervez Amirali Hoodbhoy is Zohra and Z.Z. Ahmed Distinguished Professor of physics and mathematics at Forman Christian College-University in Lahore, Pakistan. He received his BS (1973, electrical engineering), BS (1973, mathematics), MS (1973, physics), and PhD (1978, nuclear physics) degrees, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He taught physics at Quaid-e-Azam University for 37 years, Islamabad. He is a recipient of the Baker Award for Electronics and the Abdus Salam Prize for Mathematics. He was visiting professor at MIT, Carnegie Mellon University, and the University of Maryland. In 2003 he was awarded UNESCO’s Kalinga Prize for the popularization of science. Also in 2003, Dr. Hoodbhoy was invited to the Pugwash Council. He is a sponsor of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and a member of the Permanent Monitoring Panel on Terrorism of the World Federation of Scientists (Erice). In 2010, Dr. Hoodbhoy received the Joseph A. Burton Award from the American Physical Society and the Jean Meyer Award from Tufts University. In 2011, he was included in the list of 100 most influential global thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine. As the head of Mashal Books in Lahore, he leads a major translation effort to produce books in Urdu that promote modern thought, human rights, and emancipation of women. In 2013, he was appointed as member of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament.


Nasik Elahi, Lifetime Honorary Member

Nasik Elahi is an adjunct professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University and an adjunct associate professor in John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He is a senior national program advisor for Armenia and Pakistan, and served as the director of forensic program in New York City Health Department. He is also the vice chair for New York State Crime Laboratory advisory committee. He holds MSc, MS and PhD degrees.