Dr. Zafar Iqbal Qadir Appointed as Secretary IT and Telecom

Dr. Zafar Iqbal Qadir, Secretary IT and TelecomDr. Zafar Iqbal Qadir has been appointed as secretary IT and Telecom at Ministry of Information Technology. His appointment was announced yesterday evening after which he took the charge to replace Mr. Amir Tariq Zaman Khan, who served as acting secretary IT and Telecom for around five months.

Dr. Qadir, with this appointment, has been promoted from grade 21 to grade 22. He has been given the charge at a time when Ministry and other telecom authorities are under severe pressure after two failed attempts of auctioning 3G licenses.

Dr. Zafar Iqbal Qadir was serving as Chairman of the NDMA (National Disaster management Authority) before his current appointment. Dr. Qadir is said to have experience of project management, public administration, revenue administration and community development.

Dr. Qadir has previously served as the commissioner of Naseerabad, director general and additional secretary in the president`s secretariat, joint secretary in the commerce ministry, Pakistan`s economic minister and deputy permanent representative at the World Trade Organisation, secretary of agriculture and cooperatives and additional secretary of health in Balochistan.

Dr. Zafar Qadir has a PhD degree in Development Studies; and holds three Masters Degrees: Business Administration, Economics and Politics.

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  • Khanzada

    “Dr. Zafar Qadir has a PhD degree in Development Studies; and holds three Masters Degrees: Business Administration, Economics and Politics.”

    And what does this have to do with IT?

    • What is our Mr. Honorable Prime Minister’s qualification by the way :)
      So, relax he is at least more qualified and experience to handle an organization. So, let’s hope for the best buddy.

      • PatrioticPakistani12312

        HHAHAHA Who said the PM is qualified? But what kind of a logic is to say look at the PM, this guy is better so relax.

        You relax. And may be move to Dubai and let us Pakistanis will for qualified people to run our Ministries.

        • I am as concerned for Pakistan as you are brother. And if you understand the word ‘ironic’ – It was that. Moving out to some other country is not difficult but I want to give a max shot to survive here in Pakistan. You may give me a better reason to relax :)

          Chill out… If PM is not qualified it’s the same people who have elected him so bear it bear it :)

  • babo rao

    |Pakistan|
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    • noor ahmad

      Good dear

  • nafees ahmed arain

    “har shaakh pe ulu betha hai anjam-e-gulistan aur kya hoga”
    enough said :P