Fawad Hasan Fawad

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Fawad Hasan Fawad
فواد حسن فواد
Fawad with Former PM of Turkey Ahmet Davutoğlu.jpg
Director General Civil Services Academy of Pakistan [1]
In office
1 June 2018 – 5 July 2018
Preceded by Azmat Ali Ranjha
Succeeded by Suhail Aamir
24th Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister of Pakistan [2]
In office
21 November 2015 – 1 June 2018
Preceded by Javaid Aslam
Succeeded by Suhail Aamir
Personal details
Born Fawad Hasan
(1960-01-14) 14 January 1960 (age 58)
Rawalpindi, Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Nationality  Pakistani
Alma mater King's College London (LL.M.)
University of Punjab (B.A.)
F. G. Sir Syed College (Inter)
Occupation Career Bureaucrat
Website Government website

Fawad Hasan Fawad (Urdu: فواد حسن فواد‎) (born January 14, 1960) is a Pakistani civil servant who serves in BPS-22 grade (highest attainable rank for a serving officer).[1]

Fawad belongs to the Pakistan Administrative Service. His work during his tenure as the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister of Pakistan from November 2015 to June 2018 was largely focused on the fruition of the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor, effectively spearheading multiple infrastructure and energy projects and directing sector-wide investment across the nation.[3]

Fawad was promoted to the rank of Federal Secretary in December 2017.[4]

Early life and education[edit]

Fawad was born in Rawalpindi, Pakistan and is the youngest of five brothers. His father, Muhammad Yaqub, was a Kashmiri migrant and a graduate of Sri Pratap College, Srinagar, 1935. After the movement led by Jinnah and his struggle to create Pakistan in 1947, his parents migrated from Srinagar to Sialkot and then subsequently to Rawalpindi, where they settled.

Fawad attended F. G. Sir Syed College in Rawalpindi.

Fawad was trained in 1982 as a lawyer at the University of Punjab and also undertook two years management training (1987-89) at the Civil Services Academy, Lahore. Fawad obtained his LLM in corporate finance from King’s College London, in 2001, whilst being awarded a British Council Chevening Scholarship.


Public service[edit]

Fawad belongs to the Pakistan Administrative Service, formerly referred to as the District Management Group and served as Director General of the Civil Services Academy from 1 June 2018 to 5 July 2018.[5] Before joining the Civil Services Academy as Director General, he served as Principal Secretary to two Prime Ministers, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Nawaz Sharif.[6] Fawad also served as Punjab's Provincial Secretary for Health, Communication & Works as well as held other portfolios.[7][8] He has represented Pakistan in a multitude of capacities on foreign missions; including as the Commercial Counsellor of Pakistan to Germany from August 2003 to July 2006.

Fawad has served in the Government of Pakistan, Government of Punjab and Government of Balochistan. He is batchmates with Zafarullah Khan (PAS), Shoaib Mir (PAS), Sikandar Sultan Raja (PAS), Tahir Hussain (PAS), Rizwan Ahmed (PAS), Suleman Khan (PSP), Jawad Rafique Malik (PAS) and Allah Dino Khawaja (PSP).[9][10]

He served from May 1998 to March 1999 and November 1999 to September 2000 as Deputy Secretary and Principal Staff Officer to Chief Secretary Punjab. Fawad served from December 2001 to September 2002 as Additional Secretary, Services and General Administration Department Punjab. He served from April 2008 to November 2008 as Secretary Services and General Administration Punjab. From November 2008 to February 2010 he was Secretary Communication and Works Punjab. From February 2010 to April 2011, he served as Secretary Health Punjab. Fawad was Secretary Excise and Taxation, Punjab from July 2011 to July 2012.

Fawad served as Secretary to Chief Minister Punjab (Implementation), and Punjab from July 2012 to April 2013. Fawad served as Joint Secretary, Economic Affairs Division from April 2013 to June 4 2013.[2] From July 1994 to March 1997, Fawad Hasan Fawad served as Deputy Commissioner Quetta and Lahore; being the youngest individual to do so in Pakistan's history. He also served as Principal Staff Officer to Principal Secretary to Prime Minister of Pakistan and Deputy Secretary to Chief Secretary Balochistan.[11] Earlier, he served as Assistant Commissioner in Quetta and Hub from August 1989 to January 1993.[12]

Private sector[edit]

His services in the financial sector included his appointment as Senior Group Advisor to the JS Group, Executive-in-Charge Infrastructure Development Division Bank Alfalah Limited from August 2005 to November 2006.[2]

Corruption allegations and arrest[edit]

Fawad Hasan Fawad was accused of corruption and misuse of authority by Pakistan's National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in the Ashiana Housing scam. He was arrested by NAB on 6 July 2018 in the Ashiana Housing scam criminal investigation[13] and was sent on fourteen days physical remand by an accountability court in Lahore.[14]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Fawad Hasan Fawad removed as Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Pakistan Today (newspaper), Published 1 June 2018, Retrieved 30 June 2018
  2. ^ a b c "Fawad appointed secretary to PM". The Nation (newspaper). 21 November 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2018. 
  3. ^ "Pakistan, China to promote cooperation". The News International (newspaper). Retrieved 30 June 2018. 
  4. ^ Reporter, A (12 December 2017). "Fawad among officers promoted to grade 22". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 30 June 2018. 
  5. ^ "Principal Secretary to PM Fawad Hasan Fawad replaced". Khybernews.tv. 1 June 2018. 
  6. ^ GHUMMAN, MUSHTAQ (23 April 2017). "Energy matters now come under intense government focus". Business Recorder (newspaper). Retrieved 30 June 2018. 
  7. ^ "Fawad Hassan Fawad Removed from Secetary Health Post". pakworkers.com website. 23 April 2011. Retrieved 30 June 2018. 
  8. ^ "Bureaucracy creating hurdles, says industries minister". The Express Tribune (newspaper). 3 May 2017. Retrieved 30 June 2018. 
  9. ^ 15th Common officials -- a 'darling' group of ruling government Pakistan Today (newspaper), Published 3 January 2018, Retrieved 30 June 2018
  10. ^ Malik Asad (7 October 2017). "Selection board drops top bureaucrats for promotions". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 30 June 2018. 
  11. ^ "Fawad Hassan Fawad along with 15 others promoted to Grade 22 - Pakistan Today". www.pakistantoday.com.pk. 
  12. ^ "Fawad Hasan Fawad made secretary to PM". Thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 4 August 2018. 
  13. ^ Waqar, Ali (5 July 2018). "Fawad Hassan Fawad arrested by NAB in Ashiana housing scam". Dawn.com. 
  14. ^ "Fawad Hassan Fawad sent on 14-day physical remand". Tribune.com. 6 July 2018.