ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has appointed Dr Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan as deputy chairman of the Planning Fee for subsequent three years after his retirement on August 1 (as we speak).
Dr Khan, an officer of the Pakistan Administrative Service, was appointed to the fee as its deputy chairman on August 3, 2019.
He was given the sought-after put up owing to his expertise as improvement skilled in varied establishments.
In line with an official notification, Dr Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, a BS-22 officer, upon reaching superannuation was appointed and posted as deputy chairman of the Planning Fee for a interval of three years from August 2, 2020.
The put up was reverted to a federal secretary final 12 months after a niche of 23 years.
The Planning Fee is a monetary and public coverage improvement establishment that comes beneath the Ministry of Planning, Improvement and Reforms. The fee in tandem with the Ministry of Finance undertakes analysis research and state coverage improvement initiatives for the expansion of the nationwide financial system and the growth of the general public and state infrastructure of the nation.
Since 1952, the Planning Fee has had a serious affect and position in formulating the extremely centralised five-year plans for the nationwide financial system throughout many of the 20th century. Though five-year plans had been changed by medium-term improvement framework, the fee nonetheless performs an influential and central position within the improvement programme. The Public Sector Improvement Programme additionally comes beneath the area of the Planning Fee, which is led by the prime minister as chairman.
Dr Khan brings with him a decade-long expertise as improvement skilled and practitioner previous to his appointment as deputy chairman of the Planning Fee. He labored for eight years in planning and improvement departments of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, together with as chairman, Planning and Improvement Board, Punjab.
He additionally served as Punjab finance secretary and extra chief secretary for power. A various portfolio of programmes and initiatives, financial progress plans, funding and enterprise promotion schemes, giant energy vegetation, highways, barrages and canals, specialised hospitals, secure metropolis, ICT, universities, agricultural transformation and industrial improvement have been applied beneath his watch.
He has been carefully related to China Pakistan Financial Hall since its inception. His comprehension of CPEC processes and modalities, each on Chinese language and Pakistani sides, is nicely established.
Printed in Daybreak, August 1st, 2020