Board of
Ms. Roshan Khursheed Bharucha

Ms. Roshan Khursheed Bharucha is Chairperson of Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF). She is also Chairperson SOS Village. She is in Board of National Commission for Human Development and member of many NGOs/ universities. Her efforts for Education and Vocational Training got her Human Rights Award and Social Work Award from USA. She worked as Provincial Minister (2000-2002) in Government of Balochistan in departments of Social Welfare, Informal education, Human Rights, Youth, Information, Population, Information Technology, Manpower Training, Sports, Archives & Culture and then worked as Senator in Senate of Pakistan (2003-2006). During the tenure she displayed high level of expertise and experience to develop social strategies and implement reforms programs all over Pakistan. She was elected Board Member of PPAF on January 25, 2019 for a period of three years.

Mr. Muhammad Ali Shahzada

Mr Muhammad Ali Shahzada, currently serving as Secretary, Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division (PASSD), Government of Pakistan, is a senior government officer having honor of serving at various key posts during his distinguished career. Prior to joining PASSD, Mr Shahzada has served Government of Pakistan as Additional Secretary in Prime Minister Office, Special Secretary in Cabinet Division, Additional Secretary in National Health Services, and Secretary in Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC).

Mr. Syed Ahmad Raza Asif

Mr. Syed Ahmad Raza Asif serves as Deputy Secretary in the Pakistan government's Ministry of Finance. He is the nominee director of Government of Pakistan and joined PPAF in 2015

Dr. Naved Hamid

Dr. Naved Hamid is Professor of Economics at the Lahore School of Economics. He is Member of Economic Advisory Committee. He has a BA (Hons.) in Economics from Cambridge University, UK, and a PhD in Economics from Stanford University, USA. Prior to joining the Lahore School of Economics, he was at the Asian Development Bank where he worked in various capacities, including ‘Acting Chief Economist for South Asia’ and Deputy Country Director and Team Leader for Pakistan. Before joining ADB he was Professor of Economics at the Lahore University of Management Sciences. He served on Board of PPAF. His publications include: ‘Economic Environment in Asia for Investment’, in Investing in Asia, Edited by C. P. Oman, D. H. Brooks and C. Foy, OECD Development Centre, 1997; The chapter on Industry and Trade in Foundations of Pakistan's Political Economy, edited by W. E. James and S. Roy, Sage Publications, 1992; The chapter on Pakistan (with A. Nasim and Ijaz Nabi) in The Political Economy of Agriculture Pricing Policy, (Volume 2), edited by Anne Kruger, Alberto Valdez, and Maurice Schiff, John Hopkins University Press, 1991; 'Private Finance Companies in LDCs: Lessons from an Experiment', (with 1. Nabi) in World Development, 1989. He has also published several books: Joint author (with A. Nasim and 1. Nabi) of 'Agrarian Economy of Pakistan' published by Oxford University Press, and co-editor (with P. Rana) of ‘From Centrally Planned to Market Economies: The Asian Approach’ (3 Volumes), also published by Oxford University Press. He was elected Board Member of PPAF on January 25, 2019 for a period of three years.

Mr. Kamal Hyat

Mr. Kamal Hyat served as the first Chief Executive of the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund from March 1998 to December 2010. He also worked with Grindlays Bank London, Muslim Commercial Bank, and Aga Khan Rural Support Programme. Have 50 years of professional work experience, mainly in the development sector. He was elected Board Member of PPAF on January 25, 2019 for a period of three years.

Mr. Ahlullah Khan

Mr. Ahlullah Khan is a former civil servant. He was elected Board Member of PPAF on January 25, 2019 for a period of three years.

Mrs. Khawar Mumtaz

Mrs. Khawar Mumtaz did M.A. International Relations with First Position and Diploma in French Language with First Division. Currently she is Chairperson, National Commission on the Status of Women, Government of Pakistan. Previously she was CEO Shirkat Gah, A leading women’s rights and development organization. Among numerous Trainings, lectures, Publications, Reports, National/ International experience she received Prime Minister’s award for co-authoring book ‘Women pf Pakistan; Two Steps Forward One step Back?’ 1989. She also received Sitara-e-Imtiaz for social service and promotion of women’s rights. Ms. Khawar was nominated for Nobel Peace Prize in 2005. Mrs. Mumtaz brings almost 30 years of experience of working on women’s rights and development issues. She brings a multi-sectoral approach to women’s issues with specific expertise in the areas of women and development; women’s political participation, poverty and environment, women’s reproductive health and rights. Her works spans from capacity building of grassroots organizations, to research, analysis and advocacy with policy makers on the basis of her research and grassroots engagements. She was elected Board Member of PPAF on January 25, 2019 for a period of three years.

Dr. Ijaz Nabi

Dr. Ijaz Nabi is Professor of Economics Lahore University of Management Sciences. He is member of Economic Advisory Council. He served in Chief Minister Punjab’s advisory Council and Monetary Policy Committee of the State Bank of Pakistan. In October 2009, he was appointed Pakistan Country Director, International Growth Center, a policy research consortium of London School of Economics and Oxford University. Dr Nabi returned to Pakistan in 2008 after 22 years at the World Bank in Washington where he worked on Mexico, Korea, Thailand (leading the World Bank team during the East Asian financial crisis), Malaysia, Korea, Laos and Myanmar. He was elected Board Member of PPAF on January 25, 2019 for a period of three years.

Ms Samar Ihsan

Ms Samar Ihsan is a senior Civil Servant ( BS 21) with over 26 years of government service. Presently she is serving as Senior Joint Secretary (WB) at the Ministry of Economic Affairs. Prior to this she has served in the Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Water & Power, Cabinet Division and Ministry of Women Development on senior positions. She has also worked in the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) as Social Counsellor and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as a Gender Specialist. She has represented Pakistan at a number of International Conferences, Seminars and Meetings.

Ms Samar Ihsan passed her CSS exam in 1994 (22nd CTP) and belongs to the Secretariat Group. She has an MSc in Development Studies from the University of Reading, UK. and MA French from the National University of Modern Languages , Islamabad

Qazi Azmat Isa

Qazi Azmat Isa has 30 years of experience in the development sector. He is CEO of Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund, the lead apex institution for community-driven development in Pakistan. Qazi Azmat Isa has a passionate commitment to improve the lives of poor and marginalized people across Pakistan. This commitment is tempered by a healthy pragmatism which emanates from a diverse and cross-sectoral work experience and having had close contacts with government (federal and provincial) NGO’s, Donors (Multilateral and Bilateral) and communities. This background has provided Mr. Qazi Azmat Isa with a deep insight of the issues in development and has enabled him wherever he has worked to forge genuine partnerships between all key players in the development process and delivering results for the deprived and underprivileged. Previously Mr. Isa was with the World Bank working in the rural and social sectors. Posted in Afghanistan he managed the largest community driven development programme in the country and initiated a nationwide rural enterprise programme. Before that he headed a large NGO in Balochistan. He is a member of Poverty Alleviation Coordination Council and currently serves on several boards including Pakistan Microfinance Investment Company Limited, Sui Southern Gas Company Limited and Benazir Income Support Programme; the premier safety net programme in Pakistan.