Abdul Hafeez Sheikh 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.
He was born in Jacobabad, Sindh. He holds Masters and Doctorate degree in Economics from the Boston University. Shaikh well-known work includes a book on Argentina’s privatisation program.
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.
Professional Career in World Bank, where he was country head for Saudi Arabia and as a Senior Official advised 21 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America. includes assignments in Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Romania, Czech Republic, Iran, Kuwait, Argentina, Bangladesh, Jordan, Qatar, Malta, Botswana, Tanzania, Ghana and Libya.
In 2000, he was made the Provincial Minister of Sindh for Finance and Planning in the military government.
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. Later in April 2003, he was made the Federal Minister for Privatisation in Musharraf government.
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. In March 2010, he was made the Finance Minister of Pakistan in Gillani ministry.
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. In February 2013, he resigned as the Finance Minister of Pakistan.
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. For More News Pakistan News