Core Team

    Malik Muhammad Akram
Director General

Malik Muhammad Akram holds a Master of Engineering degree in Irrigation and Drainage from the Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok, Thailand. With over 35 years of experience in his field, he has been involved in the planning, design, coordination, and implementation of various on-farm water management projects. During his career, he has successfully designed and overseen the implementation of 23 foreign-assisted and PSDP/ADP funded development projects, which have amounted to a total value of Rs.179 billion. He began his service as a Water Management Officer and has since held several senior positions, including Deputy Director, District Officer (OFWM), Deputy Project Director, Director General Agriculture (Water Management), Director General Agriculture (Pest Warning & Quality Control of Pesticides), Director General Agriculture (Field) Punjab, and Project Director (PD) of nine foreign aided and PSDP/ADP funded national projects. He has also traveled to Thailand, the Philippines, Australia, and Tanzania to exchange knowledge and transfer technology. In recognition of his contributions to agriculture development in the country, he has been granted BS-21 by the Punjab Government.

       
    Hafiz Qaisar Yasin
Director (Headquarters)/ Director (Planning) 

Hafiz Qaisar Yasin holds two master degrees one in Sustainability and Climate Policy from Australia on Australia Awards Program and other in Water Resources Management from AIT, Thailand on Netherlands Awards. He has over 13 years of experience in planning, designing and implementation of projects that focuses on natural resources management, climate resilient agriculture, environmental conservation, precision farming, and climate-water governance. As a lead Planning, his major responsibilities include collaborating with international development partners such as the World Bank, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Asian Development Bank, and International Water Management Institute for innovative project design, mobilizing climate finance, and execution of schemes aimed at helping vulnerable farming communities to adapt to climate-smart practices. He has attended international trainings and conferences for knowledge exchange and professional development.

       
   

Shafiq-ur-Rehman
Director, Water Management Training Institute

       
   

Dr. Muhammad Ishfaq Sandhu
Deputy Project Director (NPIW-II Project)
Dr. Muhammad Ishfaq holds a Ph.D degree in Agricultural (Agronomy) from the University of Agriculture Faisalabad. He has approximately 29 years of dynamic experience in Social Mobilization of farming community for participatory irrigation management, improving conveyance application, water use and fertilizer use efficiencies at farm level with the vision “More crop per drop of water”. He started his professional career as Assistant Agronomist in Water Management wing of Agriculture Department during 1993, and has since held various positions including Assistant Director Community Development, Deputy District Officer, Assistant Director Agriculture (OFWM), Deputy Director Agriculture (OFWM) and Director Agriculture (OFWM).  

       
    Ch. Muhammad Rafi
System Analyst
Ch. Muhammad Rafi holds a M.A (Economics) degree from Punjab University and currently serves as the head of the Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) Cell and Focal Person for ICT-related tasks within the Agriculture Department. In addition, he has been appointed to address complaints received through the Pakistan Citizen Portal and act as the Public Information Officer. Prior to this, he worked as the Personal Staff Officer (Technical) to the Secretary of Agriculture for a decade. The individual has also attended various international trainings and conferences to further their professional development. Earlier in his career, he served as a Computer Programmer and Assistant Director of Community Development.
       
    Mr. Muhammad Aamir Mushtaq
Publicity Officer
Mr. Muhammad Aamir Mushtaq holds an M.Phill (Msc.(Hons.) degree in Agricultural Extension. He is a committed and responsible officer who has been actively involved in development activities related to climate change, climate resilient agriculture, sustainable water resources management, and use of latest water-saving technologies among the farming community through social media, electronic media and other modern ways of communication. He is involved in implementing Asian Development Bank (ADB) and World Bank funded projects. He has been part of the Core Team implementing development projects focusing on climate, water and energy.