Ali is an economist and public policy expert and author of “Economic Shariah- How Islam preaches small government and strong society” (forthcoming) and “Discord between Social Justice and Economic Freedom in Islam”. He is a founding member of Islam and Liberty Network. He is also the founder of Policy Research Institute of Market Economy (PRIME) – Pakistan’s leading free market think tank. Earlier, he has worked as a consultant and trainer for major international development organizations, public sector organizations and non-profits; worked in the government, academia and private sector. He has held Fulbright scholarship, Royal Netherlands Fellowship and Charles Wallace Fellowship and has master degrees in Economics, Public Policy and Business Administration. He writes regularly for Express Tribune. Currently, Ali is based in Malaysia where he heads IDEAS and Islam and Liberty Network Foundation.