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Mr. FAROOQ HAROON

Occupation/ Professional
Ex-Civil Servant
ACADEMIC PROFILE 
  1. Masters in Modern History from the Punjab University, Pakistan  (1966)
  2. Honours School in politics, Philosophy and Economics and MA from Oxford University, UK    (1968 and 1972)
  3. Masters in Development studies from the Institute of social Studies, the Hague, the Nertherlands. (1982)

GENERAL
  • Name inscribed on the Academic and Athletic Rolls of Honour of the Government College, Lahore on its centenary in 1964.
  • Played competitive Lawn Tennis and Squash Rackets for the college and University for eight years      
  • Attened Project Planning Course organized by Pakistan Institute of Development Economics and UN  asian Development Institute, Bangkok at Lahore.    (1976)
  • Attended Agricultcural Projecrs Course organized by EDI of World Bank & Planning Commission of Pakistan at Lahore  (1978)
  • Attened Advance Course in Administration & Development at the National Institute of Public Administration,Lahore   (1986)
PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
  • Joined the Civil Service of Pakistan (1969)
  • Assistant Commissioner( Principal executive officer at the sub-Divisional level in Baluchistan and Punjab Provices)        (1971-1978)
  • Deputy Commissioner of Jhang District in Punjab and later the first Deputy Commissioner of Islamabad Capital Territory     (1978-1981)
  • Deputy Director for design and management of specialized Training Programme    (1982-1984)
  • Additional Secretary/Acting Secretary of Education Department in the punjab Governmet  (1984-1986)
  • Registrar of Cooperatives for Punjab Province   (1986-1987)
  • Secretary of Planning and Development Department of Punjab Government   (1987)
  • Secretary to Finance Department  (1987-1989)
  • General Manager Finance in Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA)   (1989-1990)
  • Secretary to Governor of the punjab Province     (1990-1997)
  • (a) Secretary Home Department of Punjab Government (1993)
  • Director General, Larkana Development Authority for a brief period before proceeding on early retirement from the civil services.  (July 1997)
  • Principal Consultant with the largest Group of private educational institutions in Pakistan  (1998-1999)
  • Principal Secretary to Governer of Punjab - Recalled from retirement to a re-designation position otherwise the same at x. above  (1999-2000)
  • chief Executive Officer, the punjab Rural Support Programme (PRSP)  (2001-2006)
  • National Program Director of the President's Primary Healthcare Initiative (PPHI).  (Jan 2007 to June 2007)
  • Chief Executive Officer of the Punjab Rural Support Program (PRSP). Re-appointed for a third term of three years. Resigned early and relinquished after 13 months.  (July 2007 to July 2008)
  • National Program Director of the PPHI (now renamed "the people's Primary Healthcare Initiative") now operating in 71 of the 130 Districts in Pakistan
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