Irum Bukhari

Irum Bukhari is an officer of Pakistan Administrative Service with a career spanning 30 years. During these three decades, she has visibly demonstrated expertise and proficiency at the operational, strategic and policy level in public sector at various positions in District Administration, Provincial Government Departments and Autonomous Organizations of Federal Government.

She started her professional journey as Assistant Commissioner and Sub Divisional Magistrate Saddar, Lahore. Subsequently, she served as Additional Deputy Commissioner General and Additional District Magistrate in Dera Ghazi Khan and Bahawalpur. Prior to the promulgation of Punjab Local Government Ordinance 2001, she served as Additional Commissioner Bahawalpur.

Under the new governance set up, she was posted as Executive District Officer (Revenue) Bahawalpur exercising the powers of Commissioner under the Land Revenue Act. She is acknowledged as the first female Executive District Officer (Revenue) of the country.  She served as Executive District Officer (Revenue) in two more districts of Punjab including Multan and Dera Ghazi Khan. She has set records of Agricultural Income Tax and Water Rate recoveries in these districts.

Her posting as District Coordination Officer, Dera Ghazi Khan earned her the distinction of being the only female officer of the country who has commanded Baluch Levy, a Para Military Force in the Provincially Administered Tribal Area of District Dera Ghazi Khan. She is also the only female civil servant of Pakistan who has led the Border Military Police.

In 2012, she was assigned the task of establishing a new administrative department for women in the province of Punjab. She served for more than three years as the founding Secretary of Women Development Department and successfully achieved set objectives to amend and initiate almost a hundred new policies, legislation, rules and procedures for socio-economic empowerment of women in the highest populated province of the country. She set a record by getting 66 laws amended from Punjab Assembly under a single Act for creating 33% mandatory positions for women in public sector decision making. She represented Pakistan at the United Nations Commission on Status of Women at New York, United States of America in 2014. Since then, she has been delivering lectures to various prestigious training institutions on women empowerment and gender mainstreaming, including NIM, SMW NSPP and Punjab Judicial Academy.

During her second tenure as Secretary Women Development Punjab, she introduced Women Hostel Authority, the first regulatory body for women’s hostels in Pakistan and launched the first digital magazine for women in public sector. In 2018 she was Pakistan’s sole representative at Arab Forum for Sustainable Development held at Lebanon by United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia.

She has served as Secretary in Industries, Higher Education and School Education Departments. In 2019, while posted as Secretary School Education Punjab, she introduced e-leave for the largest cohort of civil employees in Pakistan.

Irum Bukhari is the only female in the country who has served as Additional Chief Secretary for Energy. In 2020 she achieved the milestone signing of tripartite Letter of Support for 100 MW solar power plant at the lowest ever tariff of  US 3.7 cents per kwh. She contributed to signing of Concession Agreements for the largest 1263 MW RLNG power plant of the country at Trimmu on Take and Pay basis.

In 2020, Irum Bukhari was assigned the portfolio of Additional Chief Secretary Punjab. The first female to hold this appointment in the country’s history, she supervised launch of citizen centric mobile apps for improving service delivery and complaint resolution. She also played a key role in increasing salaries of more than 700,000 employees.

Irum Bukhari served at the National Management Wing, National School of Public Policy in 2016 as Directing Staff. She has now joined NSPP again as DG NIM Quetta.

Muhammad Aslam Ghani

Additional Director Staff

Mr. Aslam Ghani joined National Institute of Management Quetta on 11th September 2017 on deputation, while working as Director Revenue in WASA Quetta. He holds Masters Degrees in Business Administration (Human Resource Management) from Preston University Islamabad and Urdu Literature from the University of Balochistan. Diplomas in Information Technology, Computer Science and Graphic Designing. He has around 25 years of work experience on various positions in various organizations/departments. Being Director Revenue, he brought out of box / innovative changes by launching Web Site, introducing online duplicate bills and online payments. He doubled the revenue in just one year. As Deputy Director Administration, he single-handedly managed to frame long awaiting QWASA Employees Service Regulations, got it approved/published from a competent forum, which solved a lot of administrative problems being faced by WASA since its establishment in 1989.

In the capacity of Administrative Officer, he set up the Office of the Project Management Unit for one of the mega projects in Balochistan i.e. Quetta Water Supply & Environmental Improvement Project (QWSEIP). He actively involved in educational activities under Non-Formal Education Directorate and written various stories and articles for years. He qualified for the 14thMid Career Management Course in 2012 from NIM Quetta. During his service, he worked with national and international consultants and gained significant experience.

He successfully completed BCURE Training of Trainers as Ambassador of Evidence conducted by Harvard Kennedy School for Evidence & Policy Design in collaboration with Centre for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP), held at NSPP Lahore. Subsequently conducting BCURE (in class) sessions for Mid-Career Management Courses.

He remained a very good athlete, traveled throughout Pakistan on a bicycle, played under nineteen/first-class cricket, and still a good player of badminton.

Syed Farzand Ali

Additional Directing Staff (Coord)

Syed Farzand Ali joined service at NIM in 1992 and holds Master Degree in Physics and Computer Science and Diploma in Information Technology (IT) from COMSAT Islamabad. On my credit, I had been engaged in conducting many Advanced Courses for Senior Officers of BPS-19 and diverse short courses in Gender Main Streaming & Computer skills sponsored by UNDP.  After the creation of NSPP, Mr. Ali has been involved in planning and conducting the Mid-Career Management Courses from MCMC-1 to MCMC-28. In 2008, was assigned the responsibility as Deputy Director (Program), performing all the duties such as Scheduling, Assessment, result compilation and assisting Chief Instructor in academic and course management activities. In 2012, the charge of Additional Directing Staff (Coordination) was given keeping in view the past performance and dedication towards the duties performed. Being the officer with faculty assignment, Mr. Ali managed all the course affairs related to the assignments of ADS (Coord) with additional responsibilities as Deputy Director (A & F) and has conducted an internal audit of NIM Quetta several times.

Khalid Mahmood Lashari

Additional Directing Staff

Mr. Lashari joined NIM Quetta in 2006, currently assigned the duties of Additional Directing Staff. He did Masters of Philosophy (M.Phil) in Public Policy from Riphah Institute of Public Policy, Riphah International University, Islamabad. Being an IT qualified he has command on Web Designing and Development as well as Digital Painting, Sketching, Islamic Art, and Arabic/Urdu Calligraphy.

During his service, Mr. Lashari used to conduct the Information Technology Phase of Advance Course in Management Course (ACMC) and worked as Faculty Member and Additional Directing Staff (T&C) from 24th to 27th Mid-Career Management Courses (MCMC). Besides, he has also conducted short courses of Computer for Police, Khuzdar Engineering University, UNDP, Pakistan Audit and Accounts Academy, Asian Development Bank-supported programs like Balochistan Resource Management Program (BRMP), Decentralization Support Program (DSP), and other organizations.

The experiences on his credit are the digitization of course assessment logs, creation of course reports, working on various positions i.e. Information Technology, Procurement, Administration, and Training. He has served seven years as Deputy Director (Program) at NIM Islamabad and played a key role in the establishment of the Institute.

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