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Mr. FAROOQ HAROON

Occupation/ Professional
Ex-Civil Servant
ACADEMIC PROFILE 
  • Masters in Modern History from the Punjab University, Pakistan  (1966)
  • Honours School in politics, Philosophy and Economics and MA from Oxford University, UK    (1968 and 1972)
  • 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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