Imran Masood (Pakistani politician)

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Imran Masood is a politician and former provincial minister from Pakistan. He is a former education minister in the Punjab government.[1]

Imran Masood

Career[edit]

He is a senior parliamentarian who has held many important positions in the Government of Pakistan. He has been involved in the policy making as being the elected member of the provincial assembly Punjab, Pakistan holding different portfolios in different times. His focus has been in the areas of Education, Health, Human Rights, Women Empowerment, Environment, Culture and Heritage.

He has been a strong supporter of enhancing and strengthening the concept of Public private Partnership. Working in the education sector has been his strength in his long career of hard work and achievements. He has the honor of launching the biggest education reform program of Punjab in 2002 which was then adopted throughout in Pakistan. Free education for every child, free text books for Public sector students and stipends for girl students were announced for the first time in the history of Pakistan. The World Bank supported this education Reform Program as a partner. This reform program was rated as one of the best program in the World in achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

Mian Imran Masood also made a policy for the quality enhancement and research in the education Institutes. Higher Education Commission was promoted and strengthened in his time to monitor the universities of Pakistan. Many private universities were established in his time. He is representing various organisations in different capacities. He has travelled extensively all over the World attending Conferences and Seminars. Currently he is the Vice Chancellor of The University of South Asia Lahore, Pakistan, the Chairman of Gandhara Association of Art and Culture, Pakistan and spokesperson of the Association of Private Sector Universities in Punjab (APSUP). [2]

PREVIOUS OFFICIAL POSITIONS:

Duration Post Official Body
1990-1993 Parliamentary Secretary (Health & Population Welfare) Provincial Assembly of the Punjab
1993-1996 Member Public Accounts Committee Provincial Assembly of the Punjab
1997-1999 Chairman Chief Ministers Task Force on Education Provincial Assembly of the Punjab
2000-2008 Minister for Education Government of Punjab
2012-2015 Official Member Evacuee Property Trust Board of Pakistan
2012-2015 Chairman of working Group of Baba Guru Nanak Int. University Government of Pakistan
2008 Official Member Pakistan Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC)

SEMINARS AND CONFERENCES ATTENDED, VISITS TO VARIOUS COUNTRIES BY INVITATION:

Date Country Purpose of visit
1992 Indonesia Parliamentary Delegation of Pakistan to attend Population Planning Commission Moot in Jakarta
1994 China Parliamentary Delegation visited to Study the Agricultural and Parliamentary system
1995 Uzbekistan Official Delegate of Pakistan on inaugural of PIA Airline
1997 USA Represented Pakistan in study tour by State Dept. (IBP), Ethics in Govt. and politics
1997 Canada Pakistan official delegation attend Conference on Federalism at Quebec ( forum of federations)
1998 Bangladesh Bangladesh Official Government visit to study the Grahmin Micro finance system / Brac Model Study (Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee)
1998 France Foreign official invitation to study the Health Insurance System
1998-99 United Kingdom Official invitation by the British High Commissioner/British Council/DFID to attend meetings on Oxford/Cambridge Examination systems, ELT systems, British education system, edexel board, Offsted education department.
1999 Germany To study the German Dual System of Technical and Vocational Education by Friedrich Naumann Foundation (German Organization)
2002 Germany Meeting on Technical and Vocational Cooperation with GTZ arranged by Friedrich Naumann Foundation.
2002-2006 Norway, Denmark, Sweden Cultural Program, meeting with King Harold
2003 Korea Ministerial Conference arranged by the World Bank at Pusan
2003 Australia Visit to Melbourne University to study the Technical and Vocational Model of Australia TASE
2004 Egypt Official Delegation attend the Ministerial Conference on Education
2005 Turkey Study tour of Pak-Turk International School System in Cairo
2006 Korea Gandhara Conference at Seoul
2007 Kazakhstan Chef de mission for the Pakistan

Team for the Asian Ju-Jitsu Games Championship

2007 Iran Parliamentary/Business Delegation for the inaugural flight of Mahaan Airlines
2007 Germany Ministerial Conference/meeting on Technical Education with GTZ and KFU Bank
2007 South Africa International Milk Conference at Cape Town
2009 Japan Gandhara conference
2009 China Conference CITA – Education
2009 Dubai CITA Conference
2009 India Meeting with Indian Chief Minister of Punjab (discussion on establishing Gurunanak University in Punjab, Pakistan)

RECENT AND CURRENT PORTFOLIOS:

  • Vice-Chancellor of the University of South Asia, Lahore .[3]
  • Chairman of the Din Media Group. A leading News Channel and a Daily National Newspaper.
  • Chairman of the working group of the Gandhara University at Taxila, Pakistan. A joint venture between the Korean Chief Monk and the Gandhara Association of Art and Culture Pakistan, a registered private organization.
  • Chairman of the Gandhara Association of Art and Culture Pakistan.
  • Director of the Fazal Dad Human Rights Institute, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • President of the Punjab Ju-Jitsu Federation of Pakistan.
  • Board Member and executive director of The American College of International Academics, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Spokesperson of the Association of Private Sector Universities in Punjab (APSUP). [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Omer, Shahab (7 September 2021). "Is the Single National Curriculum implementable?". Pakistan Today. Retrieved 27 September 2021.
  2. ^ "Private universities shut down due to govt policies: Imran Masood". Dunya News. 15 February 2020. Retrieved 25 January 2022.
  3. ^ "About USA". Retrieved 6 January 2022.
  4. ^ "Private universities shut down due to govt policies: Imran Masood". Dunya News. 15 February 2020. Retrieved 25 January 2022.

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