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 Profile of Mr. Arif Ahmed Khan 

 

Mr. Arif Ahmed Khan assumed charge of the post of Secretary, Economic Affairs Division on 20th September, 2017. A career civil servant with 34 years of experience in Public Administration, he has served the federal and provincial governments in important positions. Mr. Khan holds a Masters in Public Policy from Concordia University,Canada. Before joining Economic Affairs Division, he served as Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, Secretary Interior and Secretary, Climate Change. 

 

Mr. Khan has served as Additional Chief Secretary, Planning and Development Department, Government of Sindh where his responsibilities included approval and overall implementation of the Annual Development Program of the Province. He was also responsible to coordinate planning and development activities of various departments of Provincial Government. He was Secretary Finance for the Government of Sindh during 2012-13. Prior to that, he remained Home Secretary to Government of Sindh for three and a half years. 

 

He also had the opportunity of serving as Consul General and Trade Commissioner of Pakistan in Montreal, Canada and the Programme Coordinator of International Trade Centre (ITC), Geneva.  In between he was Director General for the Export Promotion Bureau (now Trade Development Authority of Pakistan) in 2004 – 2005. He represented the Government on the Board of Directors of the Sindh Bank Limited, the Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company Limited, and the Sindh Land Management & Development Company Limited. He has served as Deputy Commissioner in three districts of Sindh in the initial years of his service.