"I am confident that NCHD, working in the right direction with consistent zeal, will gradually achieve my vision for a progressive and prosperous Pakistan infusing the
real spirit of awakening that will make the people carve out their destiny with thier own hands."

Members of the Commission

Mr. Farrokh K. Captain Dr.Nasim Ashraf
Chairman, Pakistan Human Development Fund (PHDF) Minister of State and Chairman, National Commission for Human Development (NCHD)

Mr. Farrokh K. Captain is a graduate of the Massachussetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University. After completing his Masters in Management and Chemical Engineering he worked as a Manag- ement Consultant with Arthur D. Little and established their practice in Pakistan. He has also led a major chemical manufacturing industry in Pakistan and been a director of Shell Pakistan Ltd and the American Business Council of Pakistan. He retired from active business at the age of 50 and has spent the years since exclusively in the field of social work. He is a Trustee of Layton Rehmatulla Benevolent Trust, and Chairman of the Friends of LRBT, as well as being associated in various capacities with the Doon School of Society of Pakistan, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust, The Central Institute of Arts and Crafts, The Sandal School and has a 28 years relationship of representing MIT in Pakistan.

Dr. Nasim Ashraf is the Chairman of the National Commission for Human Development, and a Minister of State. Prior to that, Dr. Ashraf served as the Team Leader for the President's Task Force on Human Development. Dr. Ashraf has been a community activist and a member of the Association of Pakistani Physicians of North America since 1978. He designed and implemented a highly successful model of primary health care to reduce disease and lower death rates in developing countries. This model, called APPNA SEHAT Village Improvement Program has been successfully carried out in rural Pakistan since 1989. In 1997 Dr. Ashraf co-founded the Human Development Foundation of North America (HDFNA), an organization dedicated to the empowerment of people at the grass roots level in America as well as Pakistan. He has also served as Chairman of the Oregon Medical Association Public Health Education Committee and President of Douglas County Medical Society. He is ultimately interested in the role of civil society in human development.

Brigadier Mukhtar Ahmed Mr. M. Irshad Khokhar
S.I.(M), President, World Wide Fund for Nature, Pakistan . Khokar & Co., Chartered Accountants

Brigadier Mukhtar Ahmad has served the Pakistan Army for 27 years. After retiring from active military service in 1986, he has pursued his passion for environmental issues by advocating sustainable development. He is currently President of the WWF for Nature, Pakistan. His role as president of Houbara Foundation International Pakistan, Falcon foun- dation International Pakistan, and Deer foundation International Pakistan also illustrates his love for nature conservation. As president of the Human Welfare & Nature Conse-rvation Society, he has displayed his belief in the importance of community development and the sustainable use of natural resources.

Mr. Khokhar is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. He has been in Public Practice as Khokhar & Co, Chartered Accountants & Registered Auditors since 1974. With offices in London and Dubai, Mr.Khokhar is a director and shareholder in Mayfair Management Services as well as the European Land Group of Companies. His former Directorships include Merchant Bank and various Finance and Investment Companies. He was born in Lahore.

Dr. Omer Atiq Dr. Shams Kassim Lakha
  President, Agha Khan University

Dr. Omar Atiq is a gold medalist from Khyber Medical College. He is a renowned physician and cancer specialist who heads the Regional Cancer Institute in Arkansas USA. He has been president of the Khyber Medical College Alumni Association and is PresidentEelect of the Association of Pakistani Physicians of North America. Dr Atiq serves on the Governor of Arkansas's Commission for Healthcare and is a member of the Board of the QAID Project, USA, that co-produced the film "Jinnah", on the life of the founder of Pakistan. Dr Atiq has worked selflessly to promote the image of Pakistan in America.

Dr. Shamsh Kassim-Lakha is the President and the founding trustee of the Aga Khan University. Dr. Kassim-Lakha has served on the board of The Pakistan Medical Research Council, Habib Bank Limited, and chairs the Pakistan Center for Philanthropy. In March 2002, President Pervez Musharraf appointed him as Chairman of the Steering Committee on Higher Education with the status of Minister of State to oversee the reforms in Pakistan's higher education. He was awarded the Sitara-i-Imtiaz, by the President of Pakistan. In 2000, President Jacques Chirac of France conferred the award of Officer de L'Ordre National du Meritè (Officer in the French National Order of Merit).

Mr. Najeeb Ghauri Mr. Muhammad Munir Chaudhri
Director, NetSol Intl. Inc.  

M. Najeeb U. Ghauri is the founder and Chairman of NetSol Technologies, Inc. (USA), the first US based Pakistani IT company to be listed on NASDAQ stock exchange in the US. He was nominated by Ernst & Young as 'Entrepreneur of the Year' in 2000 in California.
He is on the Board of Trustees of the Human Development Foundation of North America,
He is an active Donor with DIL (Development in Literacy) a US based NGO,
He is an active Donor with the AL Shifa Trust,
He is a board member in USPBC (US Pakistan Business Council), Washington, DC),
He is a board member with PABE (Pakistan American Business Council) California,
He is a board member with M4 International, Inc. - A US based Consulting firm.

Mr Muhammad Munir Chaudhry is a graduate degree holder, and works in the field of business and agriculture. He is a Chairman of the Board of Governors, H.H. Shaikh Zayed Medical Complex, Rahim Yar Khan. He is also a Member of the Board of Trustees, Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan Trust, Pakistan, and of the Sheikh Sultan Trust, Pakistan. He is an active Trustee of the Shalamar Hospital in Lahore, and has been an active Member of the Board of Governors of the Human Welfare and Nature Conservation Society.




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