Tariq Bajwa

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Tariq Bajwa
طارق باجوہ
19th Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan
In office
7 July 2017 – 3 May 2019
Appointed byNawaz Sharif
Preceded byAshraf Mahmood Wathra
Succeeded byReza Baqir
Finance Secretary of Pakistan
In office
February 2017 – July 2017
Appointed byNawaz Sharif
Economic Affairs Secretary of Pakistan
In office
November 2015 – July 2017
Appointed byNawaz Sharif
Chairman Federal Board of Revenue
In office
July 2013 – October 2015
Appointed byNawaz Sharif
Personal details
Nationality Pakistani
Alma materHarvard University
OccupationBanker, former civil servant
Pakistan Secretariat, Islamabad

Tariq Bajwa is a retired Pakistani civil servant who served in BPS-22 grade as the Finance Secretary and Economic Affairs Secretary of Pakistan.[1] Bajwa also served as the 19th Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan and the 20th Chairman of the Federal Board of Revenue.[2] He is the only Pakistani who won the Littauer fellowship at Harvard University. He also received a master's degree in Public Administration from the same institution. Bajwa is batchmates with Shehzad Arbab, Sajjad Saleem Hotiana and Babar Yaqoob Fateh Muhammad.


Bajwa served as the governor of the State Bank from 7 July 2017 up till he was asked to resign from the post on 3 May 2019.[3] Prior to this, he served as a civil servant belonging to the Pakistan Administrative Service.[4] He served as the Economic Affairs Secretary of Pakistan from November 2015 to February 2017, and as Finance Secretary of Pakistan from February 2017 to July 2017.[5] He also remained the chairman of Federal Board of Revenue from July 2013 to October 2015.[6]

He also previously served as Finance Secretary to the Government of Punjab and as Head of Pakistan’s Trade Mission in Los Angeles.[7]

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  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "Tariq Bajwa named as new SBP governor". Tribune.com.pk. 7 July 2017.
  3. ^ Desk, Monitoring (2019-05-05). "Tariq Bajwa says left SBP to avoid conflict with govt". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 2020-08-23.
  4. ^ "Finance secretary's hiring delayed as lobbying in full swing". Tribune.com.pk. 2 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Tariq Bajwa appointed as Finance Secretary". Pakistantoday.com.pk.
  6. ^ "Tariq Bajwa". Customstoday.com.pk.
  7. ^ Kundi, Imran Ali (July 8, 2017). "Tariq Bajwa new SBP governor amid autonomy concerns". nation.com.pk.

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