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Ahsan Iqbal

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Profile
Ahsan Iqbal(born September 28, 1958) son of Iqbal Ahmed, and Apa Nisar Fatima (MNA) was born in Lahore.

Education
He did his high school from PAF Public School, Sargodha and GC College, Lahore. He then did mechanical engineering from UET Lahore (1976-1981), where he was elected President of Students Union (1980-81) before moving to Wharton School of Business at University of Pennsylvania for an MBA degree (1984-1986). He has also attended various executive programs at world''s prestigious universities ranging from School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University (1989), University of Oxford (1992) to Harvard University (2004).

Family
Ahsan Iqbal has three brothers and two sisters. He is married and is blessed with three sons and a happily married daughter. One of his kids has done his BSc (Hons.) in Economics, the other one is in A-levels and the youngest is in 8th Grade.

Political career

Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba to IJI and PML(N)

He satrted his political career in 1980 when he joined the Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba, the student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami, at UET Lahore.
In 1988 he joined PML (a part of IJI then) later becoming PMLN, and rose to become its information secretary during the regime of General Pervaiz Musharraf.

Election 1993,1997,2002 and 2008
He was elected for the first time as an MNA from NA-90 Narowal (now NA-117) in the general elections of 1993,Later re-elected from the same constituency in February 1997. He won his seat again in 2008 securing 59% of the casted votes and lost a controversial election in 2002 to Riffat Javed Kahloon .

Economic Reforms
Ahsan Iqbal had initiated and authored Vision 2010 for Pakistan, and was responsible for country’s long term economic planning and management. On his initiative, Pakistan's first National IT Policy was formulated. His leadership was instrumental in starting several knowledge, good governance, and reform programs in the country through extensive stake-holder's dialogue and partnership. He was also a Professor of Management at Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Islamabad (2000–07).

Previous appointments
  • Policy and Public affairs assistant to the Prime Minister of Pakistan (1993)
  • Chief Coordinator / Minister of State, Pakistan 2010 Program (1997-99)
  • Chairman, Good Governance Group, Government of Pakistan (1997-99)
  • Chairman, Pakistan Engineering Board,
  • Chairman, National Steering Committees on Information Technology and IQM and Productivity (1998-99)
  • Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission (1998-99)
  • Senior advisor, al-Madinah al-Monawarah Digital Economy Project from September 2004 to april 2006.
  • Minister for Education, with additional portfolio for Minorities 31 March, 2008 - 12 May,2008
 
 
 
 
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