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Senior Management and Research

Matrix Private Limited (MPL), Islamabad, Pakistan
Executive Director (2017 – present)
Head of Finance, Human Resource (HR), Information Technology (IT) and General Administration departments, Prepare and ensure effective implementation of company finance, HR, IT, admin policies and standard operating procedures (SOPs), Participate in company business development plans and strategies.

Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR), Kuwait City, Kuwait
Manager, Economic Public Policy Program, Techno-Economics Division (2010 – 2017)
Senior Research Scientist (2007 – 2017)
Research Scientist(1996 – 2006)
Associate Research Scientist (1990 – 1995)

As Manager of EPP program, prepared the scientific research plans, operational plans to meet targets for scientific output, and marketing/business development plans to meet revenue targets.  In addition, assisted the Division Director in developing and implementing divisional strategic research plans, operational plans, marketing/business development Plans, and manpower development plans (including recruitment and training).

Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), Islamabad, Pakistan
Chief of Research (1990 – 1997)
Senior Research Economist (1987 – 1990)
Research Economist (1986 – 1987)
Staff Economist (1979 – 1986)

As Chief of Research, prepared divisional research plan, participated in institute’s collective research program, undertook independent research projects/studies, and published articles on economic issues confronting Pakistan in internationally refereed journals.  Assisted and trained junior researchers in undertaking research studies and preparing research report.  Represented the institute in international and national conferences/meetings/committees.  Assisted and participated in editorial management of quarterly journal (Pakistan Development Review).  Finally, assisted the institute’s management in administrative matters.

The World Bank, Washington, D.C., USA
Researcher (1983 – 1985)
Research Assistant (1982)


American University of Kuwait, Kuwait City, Kuwait
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Mathematics (2005 – 2007)

Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Economics (1989)

Foreign Service Training Institute, Islamabad, Pakistan
Visiting Faculty (1987 – 1988)


International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington, D.C., USA
Project: Food Situation and Outlook for Pakistan. In collaboration with Professor Syed Nawab Haider Naqvi.  A study undertaken by IFPRI for Asian Development Bank (ADB), Manila, Philippines. (1990 – 1992)

United Nations Development Programme, Islamabad, Pakistan
Project: Human Development Report for Pakistan. In collaboration with Dr. Zafar Mahmood, Dr. Tayyab Shabbir, and Mr. Mohammad Akmal. (1990 – 1991)

The World Bank, Islamabad, Pakistan
Project: Relationship between Economic Growth and Investment in Pakistan. A Study on Incremental Capital-Output Ratios. In collaboration with Dr. A. R. Kemal. (1988)

Agha Khan Rural Support Programme, (AKRSP) Gilgit, Pakistan
Project: Household Survey for Gilgit, Skardu, and Chitral. In collaboration with Professor Mahmood Hassan Khan. (1986 – 1988)

Asian Regional Team for Employment Promotion (ARTEP/ILO), New Delhi, India.
Project: A Macroeconomic Analysis of the Impact of Workers’ Remittances from the Middle East on Pakistan’s Economy. (1987)

Other Professional Activities

The Pakistan Development Review (A Quarterly Journal in Development Economics)
Co-editor (1991-92)

PIDE Tidings (A Quarterly Magazine)
Associate Editor (1988-90)

Strategic Studies (A Quarterly Journal in Political Science)
Member Editorial Advisory Board (1991-1993)

Pakistan Society of Development Economists
Joint Secretary (1988-91)

Pakistan Society of Development Economists
Member (1986-to date)

United Nations Development Program Fellowship for Higher Studies
United Nations Scholar (1981 – 1985)
Four Years Scholarship for Higher Education (M.A./Ph.D.) funded by Government of Pakistan and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Quaid-i-Azam University Fellowship
During M. Sc. and M. Phil studies (1976 – 1978)