Dr Ayaz Khan


·       Ph.D. Political Science, Department of Political Science, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Pakistan

·       Ph.D., Peace & Conflict Studies, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies University of Peshawar, Pakistan

·       Ph.D., Sociology of Crimes, Department of Sociology University of Peshawar, Pakistan

·       LLM, Department of Law Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Pakistan

·       MS Project Management, Abasyn University Peshawar, Pakistan


Dr Ayaz Khan is the founding Chief Coordination (Executive) Officer of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Centre of Excellence on Countering Violent Extremism. Dr. Khan remained as the Director Research & Analysis Wing, Counter Terrorism Department, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police. Dr. Khan served in the various administrative cum managerial senior positions with the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Dr. Khan contributed to the policy making in the areas of Excise, Taxation and Narcotics Control, Anti-Corruption, Accountability, Asset Forensics, Human Rights, Social Welfare, Special Education, Women Empowerment, Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing National Risk Assessment, heat mapping of the terrorist organizations, sub nationalist movements, Terrorism/Terrorist’s Threat Assessment, Risk Identification, Assessment & Understanding, Analysis of the entities of the concern, the establishment of research based Centre of Excellence on Countering Violent Extremism in the Province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to cope with the severe emerging issues, challenges springing from the terrorism, subversive activities against the Islamic Republic of Pakistan through narratives of hatred, extremism, radicalization, intolerance, abusing charities, funds generation for entities of concern, glorification of terrorism, terrorist’s organizations and also to diagnose the root causes and for matters connected therewith or ancillary thereto.

Dr. Khan is a specialist in the Anti-Money Laundering, Countering the financing of the terrorism, legal regimes concerning AML/CFT, Security Studies, Intelligence & Counter-Intelligence studies as well as Counter Terrorism, Countering Violent Extremism, National, and International Security studies. Dr. Khan has published many academic research, concept papers and articles.