Sardar Ahmad Nawaz Sukhera is an officer of the Pakistan Administrative Service and joined as Secretary, Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage on March 27, 2017. He has also been assigned the additional charge of Managing Director, Pakistan Television Corporation, besides being Chairman of Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation and Associated Press of Pakistan.
He joined the Civil Service of Pakistan in 1985 and over the course of his career, has held various Secretariat, Field and Staff assignments. Before joining the Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage he served as Secretary, Ministry of Privatisation from April 08, 2014 to March 27, 2017 and still holds this as an additional charge. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of the Small & Medium Enterprises Development Authority of Pakistan (SMEDA).
He has held field assignments of Deputy Commissioner in Faisalabad (1995-96) and Sheikhupura (2000-01) Districts and was District Coordination Officer, Sheikhupura (2001). Staff jobs done by him include Principal Secretary to the Governor Punjab (2008-11), PSO to Chief Minister, Punjab (1994-95) and Faculty Member at the National School of Public Policy (2011-12). In the Secretariat of Government of the Punjab, he has held assignments of Secretary (Implementation & Coordination) – 2005-08, Additional Finance Secretary (Budget & Development) – 2003-05, Chief, External Capital Assistance (1996-97), besides having been Project Director of the Technical Education Project (1998-99), which was an ADB Funded Project.
He earned his MPA degree from Harvard University (1994), and Master of Arts (Development Economics) from Williams College (1993). He also holds a Bachelor of Science (Hon.) degree in Economics, specialising in Industry & Trade, from the London School of Economics (1983). Earlier, he did his O&A Level at the Aitchison College, Lahore.
He has attended executive courses in Investment Appraisal & Management, Infrastructure in Market Economy, and Public-Private Partnership for Infrastructure Development at Harvard University, and Budgeting & Financial Management in Public Sector at Duke University.
He has also taught economics at the undergraduate level at Harvard University (1993-94). His research paper on ‘Kalabagh Dam – contentious issues and ways of reproachment’ was published in the National Institute of Public Administration Papers (2004), and his master thesis at Williams College was on ‘Peace Dividend and its Impact on Social Sector Development – a case study of India and Pakistan’.
He is a keen sportsman, playing cricket for, and captaining, Aitcheson College, London School of Economics and University of London, but drifted to Golf later on, playing it at club level. He has served as an elected member of the Committee of Management of Lahore Gymkhana, and President of the Islamabad Golf Club (2015-17).
Pakistan entered the television broadcasting age in 1964, with a pilot television station established at Lahore. This is the venue from which Pakistan’s first television broadcast was aired in black & white on the historic date: 26th November, 1964.
The Rawalpindi Center was added in 1967 and Peshawar & Quetta Centers added in 1974.The National Broadcaster has flourished since then, and today has PTV-Centers in Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, Quetta, Muzafarabad, AJK and Multan whereas the PTV Headquarters is also located in Islamabad, the Federal Capital.
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