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Board of Directors

The governing body of the Foundation is a B.O.D with 15 Directors (7 ex-officio and 8 Nominated) with full financial and administrative powers. Term of the office of nominated Directors is three year. The present composition of the Board of Directors is as follows:-

01 Engineer Qamar ul Islam Raja
Chairman PEF
Engineer Qamar ul Islam Raja is an engineer and an educationist, who graduated in 1987 from University of the Punjab, Lahore. He obtained the degree of B.Sc. (Civil Engineering) in 1989 from UET, Lahore and worked on projects of national importance. He did Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Sciences in 2001 and also obtained the degrees of M.Sc. and M.Phil. in Mass Communication in 2007. Having qualified CSS examination, he served the country in various departments relating to internal security and white collar crime. He also served as PSO to Chief Ehtisab Commissioner of Pakistan during 1996-2000. He was elected as Member Provincial Assembly of the Punjab in general elections 2008. In 2013 elections, he was elected again by obtaining one of the highest number of votes throughout the province. He is also serving as Chairman Standing Committee on Education in Punjab Assembly and Chairman Chief Minister’s Special Cell.
Chairman
02 Dr. Zafar Iqbal Qureshi
Dr. Zafar Iqbal Qureshi has more than 40 years of rich experience in education, training and teaching. He has authored numerous research papers and published articles in the areas of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management. He has taught at the Punjab University, University of Pittsburgh (USA), Quaid-e-Azam University and FC College (a chartered university). He is playing an important role in education sector reforms program of the Punjab Government.  
Director
03 Ms. Saira Afzal Tarar
Minister of State for National Health Services, Regulations & Coordination
Ms. Saira Afzal Tarar is currently serving as State Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination. She belongs to Kolo Tarar, a small village in Hafizabad, and she is a great proponent of girls’ education.
Director
04 Rana Muhammad Afzal
Mr. Rana Muhammad Afzal Khan is an Engineer. He was elected as member of National Assembly in the 2013 elections. Apart from being a notable businessman, he is also serving as Chairman of Faisalabad Waste Management Company (FWMC). He has vast experience in different fields including trade, industry and education.
Director
05 Prof. Dr. Khalid Hamid Sheikh Director
06 Dr. Mira Phailbus
Former Principal Kinnaird College, Lahore and Ombudsperson Punjab.
Dr. Mira Phailbus is a famous name in the education sector in Pakistan. She is recognized nationally as well as internationally for her immense contribution to the field of education. She remained the principal of prestigious Kinnaird College, Lahore for over four decades. She also has served as the caretaker minister for education and minority affairs in the Punjab Government. She has also worked as Women Ombudsperson besides serving on boards of several prominent educational institutions.
Director
07 Prof. Dr. Abdul Rauf Shakoori

Director
08 Prof. Dr. Munawar S. Mirza
Former VC University of Education, Lahore.
Prof. Dr. Munawar Mirza, a distinguished educationist having 45 years of service in the field of higher education, is former Vice Chancellor of University of Education, Lahore. Dr. Mirza is a keen and diligent researcher and has a long list of large scale commissioned research studies to her credit. She has more than 50 published research articles and is editor/chief editor of four journals in the field of education. She is a well-recognized figure in the field of higher education, teacher’s education, academic assessment and quality assurance. Her excellence and contribution in the field of higher education and research have brought her recognition at the national/international levels.
Director
09   Secretary to Government of the Punjab, Finance Department.
(or his nominee not below the rank of Additional Secretary).
Director
10   Secretary to Government of the Punjab, Education Department.
(or his nominee not below the rank of Additional Secretary).
Director
11   Secretary to Government of the Punjab, Literacy and Non-Formal Basic Education Department.
(or his nominee not below the rank of Additional Secretary).
Director
12   Secretary to Government of the Punjab, Social Welfare Department.
(or his nominee not below the rank of Additional Secretary).
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13   Secretary to Government of the Punjab, P&D Department.
(or his nominee not below the rank of Chief of Section).
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14   Vice Chancellor, University of Education, Lahore.

Director
15 Mr. Tariq Mahmood
Managing Director, Punjab Education Foundation.
Mr. Tariq Mahmood is a senior civil servant belonging to Provincial Civil Services (PCS) with vast administrative experience. He has previously worked against different positions of importance in the provincial government departments of civil secretariat and field. Currently, he is working as Managing Director, Punjab Education Foundation which is the largest initiative of the Punjab Government for providing free education to 2.4 million most deserving children in Punjab.
Managing Director/Secretary
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