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Abdul Hafeez Sheikh (Urdu: عبدالحفیظ شیخ‎) is a Pakistani economist and politician who serves as Advisor to Prime Minister Imran Khan on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs, in office since 20th April 2019.


Abdul Hafeez Shaikh
Thomas Nides meets Abdul Hafeez Shaikh in Islamabad April 4 2012 crop.jpg
Shaikh (right) meeting with US Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Nides
Advisor to the Prime Minister for Finance
Assumed office
18 April 2019
Prime MinisterImran Khan
Preceded byAsad Umar (Federal Minister)
Minister of Finance, Revenue & Economic Affairs
In office
18 March 2010 – 19 February 2013
Prime MinisterYousaf Raza Gillani
Raja Pervaiz Ashraf
Succeeded bySaleem Mandviwalla
Minister of Privatization & Investment
In office
2003–2006
Prime MinisterShaukat Aziz
Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain
Zafarullah Khan Jamali
Preceded byAltaf Saleem
Succeeded byAllam Manou
Personal details
Born
Abdul Hafeez Shaikh

Jacobabad, Sindh Province, West-Pakistan
CitizenshipPakistan
NationalityPakistani
Alma materBoston University
ProfessionPolitician
Economist
Academic fieldPolitical economy

Previously, he has served as the Finance Minister of Pakistan between 2010 and 2013 and Provincial Minister for Finance and Planning in Government of Sindh between 2000 and 2002. He also had been member of the Senate of Pakistan from 2003 to 2006 and again from 2006 to 2012 and then again from 2012 and 2018.

On 18th April 2019, he was appointed as an advisor to the Prime Minister of Pakistan for Finance after the cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister Imran Khan.[1]

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Early life and educationEdit

He was born in Jacobabad, Sindh. He holds Masters and Doctorate degree in Economics from the Boston University.[2]

Academic careerEdit

Shaikh well-known work includes a book on Argentina's privatisation program.[3]

After his higher education, Shaikh joined the faculty of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts where he led research project for his doctoral students. While at Harvard, he also advised several countries on their economic policies and programs.

Political careerEdit

In 2000, he was made the Provincial Minister of Sindh for Finance and Planning in the military government.[4]

He was elected to the Senate of Pakistan as a candidate of Pakistan Muslim League (Q) from Sindh in March 2003. He had been member of the Senate between 2003 and 2006.[5] Later in April 2003, he was made the Federal Minister for Privatisation in Musharraf government.[4]

He was again elected to the Senate of Pakistan as a candidate of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) from Sindh in March 2006. He had been member of the Senate between 2006 and 2012.[6] In March 2010, he was made the Finance Minister of Pakistan in Gillani ministry.[7]

He was again elected to the Senate of Pakistan as a candidate of PPP from Sindh in 2012. He had been member of the Senate between 2012 and 2016.[8] In February 2013, he resigned as the Finance Minister of Pakistan.[7]

In April 2019, he was appointed as an Advisor to the Prime Minister of Pakistan for Finance after the cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister Imran Khan.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b author, "Major reshuffle: Fawad Chaudhry's ministry changed, Hafeez Sheikh appointed advisor on finance", Dawn News, April 18, 2019. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  2. ^ Dawn.com (25 June 2012). "Abdul Hafiz Shaikh". DAWN.COM.
  3. ^ Shaikh, Hafeez, with Manual Angel Abdala et al., Argentina privatization program : a review of five cases (Washington, D.C.: World Bank, 1996). At Australian Competition and Consumer Commission library (not open to the public) via National Library of Australia "Trove" catalog.
  4. ^ a b "Dr Hafeez Shaikh worked on key economy positions". www.thenews.com.pk. 19 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Senate of Pakistan". www.senate.gov.pk.
  6. ^ "Senate of Pakistan". www.senate.gov.pk.
  7. ^ a b Tribune.com.pk (20 February 2013). "Resigned or ousted?: Finance Minister Hafeez Shaikh resigns". The Express Tribune.
  8. ^ "Senate of Pakistan". www.senate.gov.pk.