Additional Directing Staff
Dr. Saima Akhtar Qureshi holds a Ph. D degree in the area of health and environmental economics from the Federal Urdu University Arts Science and Technology, Islamabad. She joined the Ministry of Planning Development & Special Initiatives as an Assistant Chief BS (18), economist group through direct recruitment on April 05, 2011. She has a vast experience of more than 15 years of teaching and research in different organizations. She served in Federal Urdu University as Research Assistant and Lecturer; Rapporteur, Ministry of Women Development (UNO CEDAW project); Assistant Economic Adviser, Ministry of Finance, Research & Statistic Section; Assistant Chief (Money, Prices and Fiscal Policy, Section), Ministry of Planning Development & Special Initiatives; Assistant, Chief, Ministry of Industries and Production; Manager Finance, National Fertilizer Corporation Lahore; Assistant Chief (PSDP Allocation), Ministry of Planning Development and Reform; Deputy Director (Evaluation), Project Wing, Ministry of Planning Development and Reform; Assistant Chief (Project & Monitoring Cell), Establishment Division. Now, she is currently serving as an Additional Directing Staff in NIM, Quetta since October 31, 2020. She has 09 publications on diversified areas of economics in national and international journals. She represented Pakistan at the national and international levels as a researcher. She attended a workshop on the topic “Environment and Natural Resource Economics” organized by the South Asian Network for Development Environmental Economics (SANDEE) at AITCC Pathumthani, Thailand (May 2008). She presented a paper in Boston, the USA titled “Whether or not IPM-adopters are technically more efficient compared to non-IPM-adopters” (July 2018). She also attended many conferences within the country on various topics such as: Research and Development and Emerging Technology, Training of Trainers in Agriculture and Rural Development, Gender Mainstreaming & Sensitization, DevInfo 6.0 User and Database Administration and Debt Sustainable Analysis. She loves traveling and visited many countries such as 10 states of the USA, Thailand, the whole UAE, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia also visited more than 30 cities of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. She loves cooking, reading material about religious and human health.