Ghulam
Senior Urban Economist at The Urban Unit, Government of Punjab
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
"Senior Economist | PhD Economics | 14 years' Experience"
ABOUT ME
  • An experienced senior economist having 14+ years’ experience in economics, industry, urban and social development, research, public policy and project management. Holds proven track record being part of billion-dollar projects and contributing in successfully achieving the project goals by employing team leading, advanced research skills.
  • Performance-driven person; have  ability  to  work  under  pressure  against  tight  deadlines,  completes

    operations within stipulated budget and time-frame, ensures maximum resource utilization & retains organization in positive financial position

  • Ph.D. Economics and project management diploma holder; recognized for

...
  • An experienced senior economist having 14+ years’ experience in economics, industry, urban and social development, research, public policy and project management. Holds proven track record being part of billion-dollar projects and contributing in successfully achieving the project goals by employing team leading, advanced research skills.
  • Performance-driven person; have  ability  to  work  under  pressure  against  tight  deadlines,  completes

    operations within stipulated budget and time-frame, ensures maximum resource utilization & retains organization in positive financial position

  • Ph.D. Economics and project management diploma holder; recognized for

...
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SKILLS & CAPABILITIES
  • 14
    years and 6 months
    Economics
    Used in 6 milestones
  • 8
    years and 7 months
    Writing reports
    Used in 4 milestones
  • 7
    years and 9 months
    Research
    Used in 2 milestones
  • 6
    years and 1 month
    Project Management
    Used in 2 milestones
  • 6
    years and 1 month
    Project Management - Business Analysis
    Used in 2 milestones
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SPECIALIZATION
(5 out of 5 Specializations)
TRAITS & STRENGTHS
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MILESTONES TIMELINE
Work Milestones (4 most recent out of 8)
Project Milestones (2 most recent out of 2)
Academic Milestones (4 most recent out of 4)
Project Milestones
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Development of a Rural Roads Planning and Prioritization Model for the Punjab Province of Pakistan. - Transport Economist
Dec 2019 - Mar 2020 (3 months)
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Punjab Spatial Strategy 2047 - Urban Economist
Sep 2016 - Present (5 years and 1 month)
Work Milestones
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The Urban Unit, Government of Punjab - Senior Urban Economist
Sep 2016 - Present (5 years and 1 month)
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Bahria University Lahore Campus - Senior Assistant Professor
Sep 2015 - Sep 2016 (1 year)
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Meinhardt Group - Urban Economist
May 2014 - Jun 2015 (1 year and 1 month)
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Punjab Small Industries Corporation - Economist | Head R&D Cell
Jun 2012 - May 2014 (1 year and 11 months)
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Ministry of Economic Affairs, Govt of Pakistan - Research Analyst
Apr 2009 - Nov 2009 (7 months)
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Economists Inn College of Economics and Commerce - Lecturer Economics
Jan 2006 - Mar 2009 (3 years and 2 months)
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Khushhali Bank Pvt Ltd - Customer Services Officer
Aug 2003 - Jul 2004 (11 months)
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Afaq College of Commerce - Lecturer Economics
Mar 2002 - Jul 2003 (1 year and 4 months)
Academic Milestones
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GC University Lahore - PhD Economics Economics
Nov 2010 - Aug 2015 (4 years and 9 months)
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GC University Lahore - M.Phil Economics Economics
Oct 2005 - Oct 2008 (3 years)
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Pakistan Institute of Management - Diploma in Project Management Project Management
Apr 2004 - Oct 2004 (6 months)
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Islamia University Bahawalpur - MA Economics Economics
Oct 1999 - Jan 2002 (2 years and 3 months)
WORK MILESTONES
The Urban Unit, Government of Punjab
The Urban Unit, Government of Punjab
The Urban Unit, Government of Punjab
Sep 2016 - On Going | Lahore City, Pakistan
Work Type: Full Time
Industry: Government/PSU/Defence
JOB TITLES, RESPONSIBILITIES & CONTRIBUTIONS
Senior Urban Economist
Sep 2016 - On Going
  • + Effectively plan, design, and conduct economic analyses that advance the objectives of project teams working on issues across varying urban sectors. + Conduct economic change related analysis and provide expertise in the inter-linkages of spatial, environmental and economic visions and the economic impact of development and urban infrastructure projects. + Team and project management, monitoring the time line and submission of project deliverables. + Critically analyze and assess economic research and arguments presented by project partners, stakeholders, and others. + Actively engage public and private sector decision-makers in one-on-one meetings, group briefings, and other venues to persuade them of analytically based recommendations.
icon Skills Used: Project Management - Business Analysis, Project Management, Economics, Writing reports
icon Project Milestones: Punjab Spatial Strategy 2047 - Urban Economist, Development of a Rural Roads Planning and Prioritization Model for the Punjab Province of Pakistan. - Transport Economist
icon Clients Worked With: UNDP Pakistan, World Bank , DFID
icon Work Samples: ExploringSpatialTrendsinWealthInequalitiesinPunjabPakistanFinal
Bahria University Lahore Campus
Bahria University Lahore Campus
Bahria University Lahore Campus
Sep 2015 - Sep 2016 | Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Work Type: Full Time
Industry: Education
JOB TITLES, RESPONSIBILITIES & CONTRIBUTIONS
Senior Assistant Professor
Sep 2015 - Sep 2016
  • + Taught various courses on Economics, Research Methodology etc. to post the graduate classes. + Acting Head of Management Sciences Department (March – May 2016) + Supervised the post-graduate (MS/MPhil) thesis / dissertations (Total 12 thesis). + Post-Graduate Program Coordinator, Management Sciences Department. + Coordinator Faculty Training Program, Management Sciences Department. + Cluster Head (Quantitative Courses) – Spring 2016 Semester + Writing research proposals for funding (Submitted 3 Research Proposals). + Active member of Research Group: “Management & Development” (headed one research team). + Secretary, Departmental Board of Studies | Secretary, Departmental Research Committee.
Meinhardt Group
Meinhardt Group
Meinhardt Group
May 2014 - Jun 2015 | Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Work Type: Full Time
Industry: Consultancy
JOB TITLES, RESPONSIBILITIES & CONTRIBUTIONS
Urban Economist
May 2014 - Jun 2015
  • “Ravi Riverfront Urban Development Project" Key Responsibilities• Research activity on Urban Economic Issue in Special Context of Project Area• C
icon Skills Used: Economics, Project Management, Project Management - Business Analysis, Writing reports
Punjab Small Industries Corporation
Punjab Small Industries Corporation
Punjab Small Industries Corporation
Jun 2012 - May 2014 | Lahore, Pakistan
Work Type: Full Time
Industry: Government/PSU/Defence
JOB TITLES, RESPONSIBILITIES & CONTRIBUTIONS
Economist | Head R&D Cell
Jun 2012 - May 2014
  • + Being Head of R&D Cell, led and supervised the team of Research & Development Cell under the Directorate of Planning, Evaluation and New Initiatives (PEN) in PSIC Head Office. + Conducted research and analysis of the data of Census of Small and Cottage Industries in Punjab conducted by PSIC and prepared/ published the one provincial (consolidated) and 36 district census reports. + Did research for preparing concept / working papers (followed by preparation of PC-Is) of development projects (ADP schemes) of PSIC. Also did project planning (preparation & revision of PC-I) and prepared PC-IV. + Performed monitoring & evaluation (M&E) of on-going ADP schemes / development projects of PSIC and preparing working papers for monthly/quarterly ADP review meetings. + Performed economic analysis of projects to assess feasibility and determining the implications of their findings and make recommendations of ways to improve efficiency. + Written various technical and non-technical reports on economic trends and forecasts.
icon Academic Milestones: Diploma in Project Management from Pakistan Institute of Management
icon Skills Used: Writing reports
Ministry of Economic Affairs, Govt of Pakistan
Ministry of Economic Affairs, Govt of Pakistan
Ministry of Economic Affairs, Govt of Pakistan
Apr 2009 - Nov 2009 | Islamabad, Pakistan
Work Type: Full Time
Industry: Government/PSU/Defence
JOB TITLES, RESPONSIBILITIES & CONTRIBUTIONS
Research Analyst
Apr 2009 - Nov 2009
  • Research, Analysis and Project/Program Management
icon Clients Worked With: World Bank
icon Skills Used: Writing reports
Economists Inn College of Economics and Commerce
Economists Inn College of Economics and Commerce
Economists Inn College of Economics and Commerce
Jan 2006 - Mar 2009 | Haroonabad, Pakistan
Work Type: Full Time
Industry: Education
JOB TITLES, RESPONSIBILITIES & CONTRIBUTIONS
Lecturer Economics
Jan 2006 - Mar 2009
  • Teaching, Research, Leading/Managing Department of Economics
icon Skills Used: Economics
Khushhali Bank Pvt Ltd
Khushhali Bank Pvt Ltd
Khushhali Bank Pvt Ltd
Aug 2003 - Jul 2004 | Bahāwalnagar, Pakistan
Work Type: Full Time
Industry: Banking/Financial Services
JOB TITLES, RESPONSIBILITIES & CONTRIBUTIONS
Customer Services Officer
Aug 2003 - Jul 2004
  • Credit Officer, Banking, Development Practitioner (Microfinance)
Afaq College of Commerce
Afaq College of Commerce
Afaq College of Commerce
Mar 2002 - Jul 2003 | Haroonabad, Pakistan
Work Type: Full Time
Industry: Education
JOB TITLES, RESPONSIBILITIES & CONTRIBUTIONS
Lecturer Economics
Mar 2002 - Jul 2003
  • Teaching Economics, Mathematical Economics, Economics of Pakistan
icon Skills Used: Economics
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PROJECT MILESTONES
Development of a Rural Roads Planning and Prioritization Model for the Punjab Province of  Pakistan.
Development of a Rural Roads Planning and Prioritization Model for the Punjab Province of  Pakistan.
Development of a Rural Roads Planning and Prioritization Model for the Punjab Province of Pakistan.
Dec 2019 - Mar 2020 | Lahore, Pakistan
																		

Client: DFID. [Role: Transport Economist]

ROLE, RESPONSIBILITIES & CONTRIBUTIONS
Transport Economist
Dec 2019 - Mar 2020
  • Build composite index, scoring criteria for rural road priortization
icon Work Milestones: The Urban Unit, Government of Punjab - Senior Urban Economist
icon Clients Worked With: DFID
Punjab Spatial Strategy 2047
Punjab Spatial Strategy 2047
Punjab Spatial Strategy 2047
Sep 2016 - On Going | Lahore, Pakistan
																		

Government of the Punjab developed ‘Punjab Jobs & Competitiveness Program for Results,’ with the assistance of World Bank, to support sustainable economic development in Punjab. Punjab Spatial Strategy (PSS) iss one of the key components of the Program. The aim was not only to build foundations of geospatial data but also deploy this spatial database for effective use in policymaking especially in relation to development programs. Using new technologies and strategies for geospatial data, Punjab can exploit alternative information sources such as acquiring remotely sensed data in addition to using conventional survey technology.

PSS is a long-term spatial planning framework for the province of Punjab. The objective of the strategy is to reflect current trends and functional relationships across multiple sectors throughout the province. It sets out spatial policies to provide direction to the pattern of public and private investment in Punjab and acts as a layout plan for continuous and sustainable development in the province. These spatial policies take forward key aims of the PSS and also ensure alignment of public sector investments.

PSS aims to ensure integrated spatial planning for transforming Punjab into an economically developed and sustainable region by adding a spatial dimension to the development and planning process. The strategy also identifies potential growth corridors and nodes around which to prioritize and coordinate investments. The PSS not only integrates spatial planning vertically across provincial, regional and local levels but also links it horizontally across various public sector stakeholders. This approach will enable Punjab to move in a unified direction, building on comparative advantage and enhance competitiveness. At the same time, this approach will ensure balanced and organized spatial development across the province.

The PSS’s vision is driven by seven Strategic Objectives (SOs) layered with 25 Policy Statements (PSs) each elaborating on policy rationale, targets, key actions and stakeholders. It sets out spatial policies to provide direction to the broad pattern of public and private investment in Punjab and acts as a layout plan for continuous and sustainable development in the province.

ROLE, RESPONSIBILITIES & CONTRIBUTIONS
Urban Economist
Sep 2016 - On Going
  • Leading Urban Economics, Social Development and Macroeconomics related work
icon Work Milestones: The Urban Unit, Government of Punjab - Senior Urban Economist
icon Clients Worked With: World Bank
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ACADEMIC MILESTONES
GC University Lahore
GC University Lahore
GC University Lahore
Nov 2010 - Aug 2015 | Lahore, Pakistan
PhD / Doctorate
Degree/Certification: PhD Economics
Major: Economics
Total Aggregate:
icon Skills Used: Research , Economics
icon Achievements: HEC PhD Fellowship
icon Work Samples: DeterminantsofGDPFluctuationsinSSAC
GC University Lahore
GC University Lahore
GC University Lahore
Oct 2005 - Oct 2008 | Lahore City, Pakistan
Masters
Degree/Certification: M.Phil Economics
Major: Economics
Total Aggregate:
icon Skills Used: Research , Economics
Pakistan Institute of Management
Pakistan Institute of Management
Pakistan Institute of Management
Apr 2004 - Oct 2004 | Lahore Pakistan
Certification
Degree/Certification: Diploma in Project Management
Major: Project Management
Total Aggregate:
icon Work Milestones: Punjab Small Industries Corporation - Economist | Head R&D Cell
Islamia University Bahawalpur
Islamia University Bahawalpur
Islamia University Bahawalpur
Oct 1999 - Jan 2002 | Bahawalpur Pakistan
Masters
Degree/Certification: MA Economics
Major: Economics
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icon Achievements: Gold Medal
icon Awards Received: Gold Medal
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PORTFOLIO GALLERY
ExploringSpatialTrendsinWealthInequalitiesinPunjabPakistanFinal.pdf
ExploringSpatialTrendsinWealthInequalitiesinPunjabPakistanFinal
DeterminantsofGDPFluctuationsinSSAC.pdf
DeterminantsofGDPFluctuationsinSSAC
CLIENTS & COLLABORATORS
DFID
DFID
World Bank
World Bank
GIZ Pakistan
GIZ Pakistan
UNDP Pakistan
UNDP Pakistan
HONOR & RECOGNITION

Gold Medal 2002
ACCOMPLISHMENTS & ACHIEVEMENTS

Cash Award - IBP Research ...

HEC PhD Fellowship

Gold Medal
MEMBERSHIPS & ORGANIZATIONS
Development Studies Association
Development Studies Association
Regional Studies Association
Regional Studies Association
Urban Economics Association
Urban Economics Association
COMMENDATIONS & TESTIMONIALS
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