Mr. Muhammad Waseem holds extremely rich background of public administration spanning well over three decades during which he practically attained experience of virtually every strand of the vast and varied administrative field. He stepped in the domain of public administration with appreciable academic credentials with Masters in Economics, MBA and LLB and an intrinsic flair for Development Economics that stood him in good stead in his professional career.
He acquired valuable experience of administrative chores while in government of Sindh by serving in senior positions in the departments of Administration, Finance, Agriculture, Local Government, Industries & Commerce along with working in City District Government, Karachi.In his capacity as Chairman, holding grade-22, of the apex public financial organization of the province, Planning & Development Board, he was responsible for formulation of Annual Development Plan of the province along with liaising with National Planning Agencies for articulation and implementation of public policies in the development sector. His meritorious performances earned him the second longest tenure in this office of six-and-a-half years. He worked in close harmony with International Development Institutions like World Bank, Asian Development Bank, United States Agency for International Development, Department for International Development, UK, European Union and different United Nations specialized Agencies/Organizations for seeking Foreign Project Assistance to carry out key projects in different important sectors of the economy.
He was entrusted with the position of Chairman, Enquiries & Anti-corruption Establishment being responsible for investigation of certain offences relating to corruption by or enquiry into misconduct of civil servants in Sindh. Besides, he also acquired international working experience during his stint as Counselor, Community Welfare & Labour in the Consulate General of Pakistan, Dubai.
During his long association with the provincial government he served as Acting Chief Secretary, Sindh, Additional Chief Secretary (Dev.) in the Planning & Development Department, Senior Member in the Board of Revenue, Secretary of Home, Services, General Administration & Coordination, Transport and Mass Transit and Forest & Wildlife Departments. As part of his public development finance activities he held chairmanship of various Boards of important organizations such as Sindh Enterprise & Development Fund. He also remained on management boards of different departments/organizations and companies such as National Engineering Services Pakistan (Pvt.) Limited, Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company, Sindh Infrastructure Development Company (Pvt.) Limited and Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad. Currently, he is the Chairman of Sindh Economic Zones Management Company.
He is well attuned to the conceptual and academic aspects of his work as he had attended Executive Training Courses at London School of Economics and Political Science on “Negotiation”, Cambridge Judge Business School on “People and Organizational Effectiveness”, Harvard Kennedy School on “Emerging Leaders”, International Training Centre of ILO, Turin, Italy on “Project Implementation of World Bank Funded Projects” and SUPARCO, Karachi on “GIS Development”. He also availed of the opportunity of contributing to the authorship of Sindh Growth Strategy, Karachi Transformation Strategy and Accelerated Action Plan for reducing stunting and wasting in Sindh with the assistance of World Bank Group and Sindh Poverty Reduction Strategy with the support of the European Union.
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