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Ms. Fakhira Khanam - CEO
+92 51 2827798

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2nd Floor Firdousi Building, Rustum G-Lane Jinnah Road, Quetta, Pakistan
+92 81 2822481

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ARC Building, 88-A, Chaman Housing Scheme, Airport Road, Quetta.
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Board of Directors


Dr. Zafar Iqbal Qadir – the founding Director and Chairman of Taaleem Foundation has a wide experience of project management, public administration, revenue administration and community development. He has been directly responsible for development administration during his field deployment in the district administration. Has been pro-actively involved in philanthropic, pro-poor and humanitarian interventions in Balochistan; whereby he successfully launched and nourished Taaleem Foundation. He led a team of inspired individual who has made the organization the single most significant social change agent in the tribal Balochistan; and an NGO with largest number of female employees in Pakistan.

To bring about visible change, "people need to be able to own the process of educational reform," - Zafar Qadir, the Founding Chairman of Taaleem Foundation

Board of Directors:

Mir Ahmad Bakhsh Lehri is a Founding Director at Taaleem Foundation. He holds the qualifications of M.A. (English) and L.L.B. He belongs to Lehri (Baloch) tribe of Balochistan. The representation of this son of the soil in the Board infuses the sagacity, which is required to bring quality education in Balochistan and to promote the core values and culture of the province effectively. He has served as the Chief Secretary of Balochistan and a Federal Secretary in the national capital. He is currently working as a Member of the ‘Federal Public Service Commission’ at Islamabad.
Mr. Kamal Hassan Siddiqui is the Finance Director at Taaleem Foundation. He has played a vital role over the years in transforming this organization towards self-sustainability and has ensured the implementation of best practices in operations. He leads an audit firm / tax consultants in Quetta which is functional since 1946 and is the first firm to rise in the city - Hassan & Company. In the field of financial and legal matters, his acumen is considered to be one of the best resources available to firms in Pakistan. His major clients are from the following sectors: corporate, governmental and non-profit organizations. He is also the Vice President of Pakistan Tax Bar Association.
Syed Abu Ahmad Akif is a Founding Director at Taaleem Foundation. Syed Akif has spent the first 23 years of his life at the campuses of the University of Karachi, Columbia University - USA and the Osaka University of Foreign Studies - Japan. He secured first position in in the competitive examination of career civil service in Pakistan. He served in Balochistan for a number of years in district administration and helped Taaleem Foundation expand geographically to Kila Saifullah and Muslim Bagh where he worked as the head of district government. As a Founding Director, the deliverables he provided to Taaleem Foundation helped it achieve a sound reputation in terms of a quality education provider. He currently works as Director General (Hajj) at the Consulate General of Pakistan in Jeddah - KSA.
Ms. Sobia Asad, an Accredited Change Manager (ACM) from the Change Management Institute, Sydney – Australia is on TF Board since 2009. She has a business management degree from a joint program of University of Lausanne and University of Zurich in Switzerland. She remained actively involved in designing and managing change related projects for the United Nations and streamlining communication channels to serve an international network of clients. Having worked as consultant with UMT Consulting International Islamabad, ILO Office Geneva and ITC (International Trade Centre) Geneva, Switzerland, she has a special flavor for developing strategic global partnership.

"If I don't have an opportunity, I create one."
Mr. Muhammad Saleem Ahmad Ranjha is a Director at Taaleem Foundation. In a short span of time, he has facilitated the organization in its mission to engineer a social change through diversified initiatives. He has introduced the concepts of vocational training, e-learning and e-health for school health services. This has enabled the organization to tread on a path of making new discoveries in terms of using educational technologies. He is passionate about low cost technology solutions to engineer social change. He works for the government of Pakistan and has the experience of working in Customs, Commerce, Export Promotion and PM Secretariat for more than 25 years. He is also the Founding Director of ‘Akhuwat’, which is now the Pakistan’s Largest Interest Free Micro Finance Network.
Dr. Daud Qazi is a Director at Taaleem Foundation. Born and brought up in Zhob – Balochistan, he is a cosmetic surgeon by profession and is based in Manchester, United Kingdom, with an outlet at Lahore, Pakistan. He is one of the most preferred doctors in the UK in non-surgical cosmetic solutions. He also works as ‘Police Surgeon’ for Greater Manchester Police. He is a symbol of pride for all Pakistan for his achievements in medical sciences.
Dr. Kamran Shams is one of the Directors at Taaleem Foundation and is also a member of the Academic Council. He joined TF Board in 2013. He has an extensive expertise in public policy, team building, leadership, educational planning and management, project design & management, Microfinance, Management Consulting, Analysis, Portfolio Management, business planning and Public Relations. He is also a Director of ‘Akhuwat’. He currently serves as CEO of The Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF).
Dr. Mian Amer Masud joined the Board of Directors in January 2014. He has a wide experience in Medical Education, Healthcare Management, E-Learning, Education informatics, Program Development and Project Planning. He believes in providing standardized education through highly qualified faculty for students of undeserved areas specially females who are not able to travel to big cities due to social or economic reasons. He currently serves as a chairman of National Institute of Medical and Social Sciences (NIMSS) at Islamabad in Collaboration with Partners Harvard Medical International, Boston USA.
Mr. Farhan-ul-Haq Faisal Hashmi (Member cum Secretary) is a Certified Financial Consultant with wide experience of managing funds and accounts of various projects. He worked as Manager (Finance & Accounts) in Capital Development Authority, Islamabad where he acted as an Expert (Financial Analyst) to advise Finance Wing of Capital Development Authority on various investing, procurement and fund management issues. He is good at financial management and development sector application of financial controls. Has a good sense of development administration and works as an advisor in voluntary capacity with a number of non-governmental organizations. He has been associated with Taaleem Foundation as Advisor on compliance cum Secretary to the Board since 2012. He joined the Board of Directors and Finance Council in January 2015 and continues to work as Secretary to the Board in voluntary capacity.
Mrs. Farzana Shahid joined the TF Board of Directors and Academic Council in January 2015. Having obtained postgraduate degrees in Advanced Professional Studies from the University of Strathclyde – Glasgow, Postgraduate Diplomas from the University of Bradford, and a Master’s degree in Anthropology from the Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad, she has had a distinguished academic record with concurrent academic and co-curricular achievements. These include various gold medals and top position in all her undertakings from matriculation to the Masters levels. She is an accomplished and experienced educationist, with her professional experience spanning over two decades at various public and private sector institutions including TF Grammar School Zhob, Army Public School, Beaconhouse School System and the City School Network, before assuming her current position as the Director Academics of Information Technology University of the Punjab, Lahore.