Dr. Haider Shah

Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance (Plato).

About Me

I am Dr. Haider Shah. Currently I teach at Hertfordshire Business School on various undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of study. Before joining academia I worked for the Government of Pakistan as I had joined Civil Services (Customs & Excise Group) in 1991 after completing Civil Engineering degree from University of Engineering & Technology, Peshawar.

I have done my doctorate from Warwick Business School, U.K., Graduate Diploma in Law (LLB) from College of Law (U.K), MBA from University of Nottingham, Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching from University of Hertfordshire (U.K), M.A (Economics) from University of Peshawar (Pakistan).

I write ‘Over a Coffee’ column for The Daily Times, Lahore and ‘Qissa Khwani’ column for The Mashriq, Peshawar.

In 2010 I laid the foundation of an internet based community of freethinking rationalists of Pakistan as “Rationalist Society of Pakistan’ (RSOP). Young and educated Pakistanis who sincerely want to see their country prosper are the vanguard of this organisation and have helped the organisation earn respect of Pakistani intelligentsia even though the organisation works on voluntarily basis without any financial support. It is hoped that like Sir Syed’s Aligarh movement, RSOP is destined to help Pakistan utilise its physical and human resources to their true potential by thinking rationally.

9 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Welcome on blogosphere, its always very heartening to read intellectuals like you.

  2. Many thanks Habiba; Intention is more for safe record-keeping of whatever I write for the papers as personally i am very ill organised and cant keep track of many things that I do. Being new to this world, hope you would put up with rough edges and corners in my blogging.


  3. Refreshing to see some genuinely good bloggers from my neck of the woods 🙂

  4. Haider, I was just surfing some newspapers and came across your ‘Over a Coffee’ column, I know you since 1980 and still remember our “bazm-e-namoos-qalam” days. Happy to see you doing things for which you were striving hard and I think you were born for the things that you are doing right now. Keep it up I am still standing along with you in your efforts like the days of “bazm-e-namoos-qalam”,

    • Ahmar…yes i fondly remember your contribution in those days. Are you on facebook? If yes yiu can join Rationalist Society of Pakistan and share your ideas with rest of us. Update me about yourself via email please.

  5. Dr sahib….u r the change we need for pakistan….thats it.

    Best regards

  6. جناب اگر اجازت ہو تو آپ کے ایک دو بلاگز کا اردو ترجمہ شائع کرنا چاہتا ہوں؟؟؟ کیا کہتے ہیں؟

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