Iftikhar Husain is belongs from one of the very famous village “Lilownai” of district Shangla Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Mr. Iftikhar Hussain did his master from University of Peshawar and started his profession as teacher in its native district. During his tenure he was very active member of the teacher association in Shangla. From his early youngest time he was proactively involved in the matter of public interest declared by his friend a charismatic leader. Later on he resigns from teaching job and fully concentrates on his social work. To this he forms a civil society organization namely SDS and started working for the betterment of his local community and since then working as an executive director. Since then, he has been actively involved in the socio-economic development of people of province. Under his leadership the organization has implemented projects throughout province with generous support from local and international partners. Iftikhar Hussain completed DPM course from SPO and become DPM Graduate. Iftikhar Hussain with the platform of SDS has been making all out efforts and struggle for social cohesion, rural development, overcome economic deprivation, peace and social harmony in the society. He was known for bullfighting against the extremism, stereotype, and radicalization during insurgency when people barely knew about NGOs and were never exposed to work of NGOs. He from the platform SDS took up the challenge and made all out efforts to rationalize the opinion of the people which ultimately resulted in widening the space for other NGOs and aid agencies to carrying out development initiatives. By doing so, he experienced hardships and faced consequential effects; however, with the support of local communities and partners, he neutralized undesirable consequences and risks. As a result, he was able to create a space for itself and for other actors to work for the betterment of affected and vulnerable people. Apart of his struggle he has mobilizes the masses for formulation of many networks to strengthen the voice the people. To this he mobilized the other stakeholders and form civil society organization network which raise the voice on behalf of IDPs of Swat and Malakand division and later on this network play tremendous role FATA. Similarly, a district level network was formed by his struggle which is proactively involved in the socio-economic development of the district Shangla. Besides, Iftikhar Hussain is having active membership in TVO network for Malakand division. IN addition due to his struggle SDS has found many new avenues to widen its scope of working i.e. currently Mr. Iftikhar Hussain is the member of PARCEL, SUN-CSA network, Pakistan Forum on Democratic Policing (PFDP). National network for conflict transformation. Iftikhar Hussain is the Executive Director which is the key management leader of Sustainable Development Society. As Executive Director he is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.