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Counselling Pakistan – Our Story

Originating in a frustrated student’s mind as he looked to overcome the shortages of application resources available to Pakistani students, Counselling Pakistan is an idea to eradicate that very experience from the future of every Pakistani student. Established in 2013 as an alternative to the for-profit organizations, our mandate strives to develop a global network of students and alumni at the world’s leading universities to give free, customized, and well-researched admissions guidance to students all across Pakistan. We believe that all young, driven minds deserve the opportunity to explore the boundless potential of their dreams, and we assist students from start to finish. That means from selecting a school list, to helping them fill out their housing forms in the summer before they attend, and everything in between. The “in between” includes everything from standard Q&A sessions, to building a robust list of school options, sourcing financial aid and scholarships, assisting with the application forms and recommendations, as well as editing essays and personal statements.

Having been through the same journey and understanding the ground realities, we have selected a strong, dedicated team of young Pakistanis studying all over the world who have themselves gone through extensive or complicated admissions processes. We maintain a roster of over 70 Pakistani students studying in universities across 10 different countries around the globe. Over 80% of our team studies at “top 100 ranked universities in the world” and about 40% of them study at Ivy League or Russell Group universities. These counsellors take a great, vested interest in each of their applicants and have a strong rapport with their students.

While we have helped a substantial number of students in high schools across the country, at Counselling Pakistan, we believe we have a bigger responsibility to the nation. We want every student in Pakistan, regardless of his/her high school, income level and social status, to dream big and to make it there, without facing the hassles we faced. In order to make our goal a reality, we built the country’s first online college counselling platform that enables any student in Pakistan to reach out to us, at any time, without any cost. Through our newest initiative ” The Dashboard, we intend to build dreams and careers, not profits. Join us as we embark on a journey to frame your future. Raise your concerns and ask your queries away.

Your CP Dost will be a friend in need, a counsellor indeed.

Founding Team

Abdul Ahad Shabbir

Abdul Ahad oversees the product development and strategy side at Counselling Pakistan. An execution guru at heart, he sets the bar in getting stuff done with adequate accountability, humility and extremely high standards of work. A fluent German speaker, Chai lover, part time cook and weekend cricket commentator, he is a firm believer in the development mindset, that with hard-work, drive and conviction every individual is capable of achieving above and beyond their perceived potentials.

Saad Jangda

Saad looks after the branding, efficiency and insuring excellence in everyday operations at Counselling Pakistan. An undergraduate at the University of Michigan- Ann Arbor, and a Valley enthusiast, Saad strongly believes in a happy and productive workplace and spends time building long lasting relationships with his team and mentors alike. In his spare time, he is seen devouring TechCrunch, trying out the latest smart gadget or solving the next big CP problem over FIFA with other team members.

Hamza Jawaid

Hamza looks after the overall strategy, vision and mission outline for Counselling Pakistan. A graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Sciences and a management consultant, Hamza is a deep thinker, constantly formulating ideas and initiatives for CP to keep on our feet and accomplish our dream of revolutionizing college counselling in the country. Having lived in 3 different countries, Hamza is an avid traveler and loves to meet new people everyday to bounce off new and innovative ideas.

All-Star Team

Saad Jangda
Co-Founder and President
University of Michigan
Abdul Ahad Shabir
Co-Founder and VP, Product
Reutlingen ESB
Hamza Jawaid
Co-Founder and VP, Strategy
London School of Economics and Political Science
Taleha Aftab
VP, Business Development
Institute of Business Administration
Emad Masroor
VP, College Counselling
Cornell University
Rabia Lakhani
VP, HR and Communications
Imperial College London
Muneeb Ahmad
Engineering Associate
University of Michigan
Saif Ali Jilani
Engineering Associate
University of Michigan
Nabeel Siddiqui
Director, Product Development
NED University of Science and Technology
Ralph Martins
Regional Director-Asia Pacific
Northwestern Qatar
Nabeel Latif
Senior Counsellor-Asia Pacific
Australian National University
Hammad Faizi
Senior Counsellor-Asia Pacific
Hong Kong University
Nadia Iqbal
Junior Counsellor-Asia Pacific
Sabanci University
Hafsah Ahsan Jawad
Senior Counsellor- Asia Pacific
Sabanci University
Sakina Gheewala
Regional Director - Pakistan
Aga Khan University
Sadia Amin
Junior Counsellor - Pakistan
Institute of Business Administration
Usman Sami Khan
Regional Director - Europe
Sheffield University
Syed Khurram
Senior Counsellor - Europe
Duisberg Essen
Syed Ovais Rehman
Senior Counsellor - Europe
Reutlingen ESB
Shehzer Sheri
Junior Counsellor - Europe
Hochschule Rhein-Waal
Danyal Ladha
Senior Counsellor - Europe
Newcastle University
Saba Baghpatee
Senior Counsellor - Europe
London School of Economics and Political Science
Taha Ali Ahmed
Senior Counsellor - Europe
London School of Economics and Political Science
Aamna Sami
Junior Counsellor - Europe
University of Nottingham
Numair Padela
Junior Counsellor - Europe
Bristol University
Muhammad Faaiz Taufiq
Junior Counsellor - Europe
University of Cambridge
Rooshan Aziz
Junior Counsellor - Europe
London School of Economics and Political Science
Abid Shekhani
Junior Counsellor - Europe
Imperial College London
Annas Bin Adil
Senior Counsellor - USA
Cornell University
Asim Kidwai
Junior Counsellor - USA
University of Michigan
Bilal Khan
Senior Counsellor - USA
Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Farieha Shah
Senior Counsellor - USA
George Washington University
Irfan Altaf
Senior Counsellor - USA
UC Irvine
Syed Irtaza Ali
Senior Counsellor - USA
Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Maheen Zakaria
Junior Counsellor - USA
Yale University
Fatima Mann
Junior Counsellor - USA
New York University
Talaal Ali
Regional Director - Canada
University of Toronto
Yousuf Aziz
Senior Counsellor - Canada
University of Toronto
Usama Naeem Nini
Junior Counsellor - Canada
University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University
Mahrukh Usmani
Quality Control Associate
Sabanci University
Priyanka Aswani
Data Analyst
Sheffield University
Daniel Haidermota
Director of Design and Branding
UC Berkeley
Manish Kumar
Associate, Design
Jacobs University Bremen
Jehanzeb Asim
Associate, Social Media
Institute of Business Management
Umer Ali Malik
Associate, Content
University of Toronto
Asir Ahmed
Associate, Media
Bahria College
Usman Baig
Associate, Events
Institute of Business Management
Finza Bawany
Social Media Analyst
Institute of Business Administration
Ahmed Zaheer
Director, Finance and Operations
Chartered Accountancy
Muhammad Salman Siddiq
Business Development Associate
London School of Economics and Political Science
Muneeb Ahmed Vohra
Business Development Associate
Sheffield University
Urooba Ahmed
Outreach Analyst
Roots Islamabad
Zain Naqvi
HR Associate
Escribir College of Advance Studies

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