Nikhat Sattar, an engineer by qualification, is a development professional, with over 30 years of diverse experience in the corporate, environment and social sectors. She was Director Programme, IUCN Pakistan and then Head of IUCN in Nepal and Pakistan. Her skills lie mainly in management, planning and programme and systems development.She was also Technical Advisor to the Social Policy Research Centre, where she contributed to annual research reports on the state of the social sector, including on issues related to terrorism and civil society, and governance in Pakistan and developed and managed a project on climate change and vulnerability.
She has lived and worked in several Asian countries and travelled widely in Europe. For the last eight years, she has been associated with the education sector and works on a part time basis as Technical Advisor to Indus Resource Centre. She has a deep interest in religion and writes in the English daily, Dawn, on issues related to Islam and the Muslim world. She is currently translating into English a comprehensive biography of the Prophet (sws), by Dr. Khalid Masood, which is entirely based on the Quran. She is also translating Mu’att’a Imam Malik, a compilation of Ahadith by Maulana Amin Ehsan Islahi.