Ms. Naheed Shah Durrani, a District Management Group (DMG) Civil Servant (1989) has served for more than 30 years in multifarious assignments with Federal Government, Public Sector Corporations and mainly with the Provincial Government. She began her career as Assistant Commissioner in Lahore and since then have worked on a range of assignments both in the field as well as Secretariat pertaining to legal and executive administration; public policy, planning and management with a predominant focus on fiscal and financial management; development planning; education sector management and reforms and Investment portfolio of the Government of Sindh.
Ms. Naheed has spent around 10 years in the Finance Department of Government of Sindh in various capacities and has remained engaged with fiscal and financial management of the provincial finances. She supervised the establishment of Sindh Public Private Partnership (SPPP) Unit, including its institutional and legal framework. As DG (SPPP), she also initiated its first ever SPPP project of mega infrastructure namely, ‘Hyderabad Mirpurkhas Dual Carriageway’ and other Economic Projects as Secretary Investment. By far the most hectic and most rewarding assignment undertaken by her has been her posting as Secretary Education to the Govt of Sindh. She has also been associated with a range of Welfare and Service delivery organizations both in Public and Private sectors in different capacities on Voluntary basis since last over 10 years. She has worked as a Director of Board’s of 42 Companies including North Sindh Utility Corporation; Sindh Rural Support organization; The Sindh Enterprise Development Company; Public School Gadap etc. She has headed the Evaluation Committee of the Community Development Board of the Government of Sindh. In addition she has remained involved in the design and supervision of multiple high profile programs of the Government such as the Sindh Technical and Vocational Training Authority (STEVTA), the Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Youth Development Program (BBSYDP), Sindh’s Landless Hari Program (SLHP), Union Council based Poverty Reduction Program (UCBPRP) etc. She was also involved in the design of Sindh District Headquarter Rehabilitation Project, Hepatitis Free Sindh, and many other mega projects. Ms. Naheed has also served in the Small Farmers Cooperatives and Horticulture Development Program.She carries a passion to work with community organizations and communities and has undertaken many assignments linked with grassroots level work.
Ms. Naheed also served as Managing Director – Sindh Education Foundation (Govt. of Sindh) and after that as a Chairperson Planning & Development Board, Sindh. Ms. Naheed served as the Secretary to Government of Pakistan Climate Change Division and is involved with implementing the Government of Pakistan’s Climate Action programs with focus on climate and people.
At present she is serving as Federal Secretary in Ministry of Federal Education & Professional Training..