Board Of Directors

Mr. Shoaib Sultan Khan


Mr. Shoaib Sultan Khan is the Chairman of the National Rural Support Programme. He is a pioneer of the Rural Support Programmes in Pakistan, a totally community driven development approach. He initiated the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme in 1982 and afterwards steered various programmes in Pakistan, India and South Asia, touching the lives of millions of rural poor.

As Senior Advisor, South Asia Poverty Alleviation Programme (SAPAP) of the UNDP, Mr. Khan has set up demonstration pilots in six countries of the SAARC region, on the pattern of the AKRSP. Having served as an illustrious bureaucrat and development expert, Mr. Khan has been closely associated with policy making and development planning of Pakistan. He is also serving as the Chairman of National Rural Support Programme, and is on the board of eight out of eleven RSPs. In recognition of his services, he received the Global 500 award in 1989, Sitara-e- Imtiaz in 1990, the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 1992 and the WWF Conservation Medal in 1994.

Mr. Shoaib Sultan Khan is also Advisor to the Board of Trustees of the Rajiv Gandhi Mahila Vikas Pariyojana (RGMVP), a flagship programme of the Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust of India.

RGMVP, headed by Ms. Sonia Gandhi, the President of the Indian National Congress, has worked for poverty reduction through women’s empowerment, in Uttar Pradesh, India since 2002. Chairman NRSP has visited RGVMP twice upon the invitation of Mr Rahul Gandhi and met with many women’s Self Help Groups. The RGVMP approach is based on the RSP social mobilisation model which has also been the approach of India’s National Rural Livelihoods Mission, as piloted in Andhra Pradesh by the Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty (SERP), initially a UNDP funded programme with Mr. Shoaib Sultan Khan as Senior Advisor for Rural Development. RGMVP aims to organise poor, rural women into community institutions and promotes their financial inclusion, healthcare, livelihoods enhancement and education, creating links with local Panchayats.

The RGMVP website introduces Mr. Shoaib Sultan Khan as ‘A world renowned expert in rural development and winner of the Ramon Magsaysay Award. His pioneering work in India with the World Bank aided Andhra Pradesh Poverty Reduction Project inspired the setting up of India’s National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM)’.

Mr. Syed Asif Shah


In a career spanning 45 years, Mr. Syed Asif Shah has worked with the public sector, international development agencies, civil society organizations and private sector corporate organizations. He is a public sector administration, reform and program management specialist who has worked at the levels of community, municipality, district, province and the federal government. Mr. Shah’s experience with development projects is given below:-

  • Negotiator, Team Leader and Supervisor – World Bank funded Primary Education Program (PEP) for the NWFP (KPK).
  • Team Leader/Supervisor – World Bank-funded National Trade and Transport Facilitation Committee (NTTFC) for simplifications of procedures and accession & ratifications of international conventions.
  • Team Leader/Head of Negotiations – Word Bank-funded Pak-Afghan Transit Trade Agreement (APTTA).
  • Team Leader/Supervisor – UNDP-funded trade initiative from a human development perspective.
  • Supervisor – WTO (World Trade Organization) Trade awareness creation in public and private sectors.
  • National Coordinator, quarterly meetings of donors like World Bank, UNDP, DFID, ADB, GTZ etc. to discuss proposals to increase exports.
  • Supervisor – European Union, Asia Trust Fund, for Regional Project related to trade.

In areas of development, policy formulation and implementation in the public sector, he has served as Federal Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, whose outreach straddles diverse and large public sector entities such as the Trading Corporation of Pakistan, Trade Development Authority and Public Sector Insurance Companies. Mr. Shah has worked for over 25 years in the KPK province, which included assignments of Secretary Health Department and Secretary Education Department. He has ten years’ experience as Political Agent, and Commissioner supervising the former FATA. 


Mr. Malik Fateh Khan

Chief Executive Officer

Malik Fateh Khan is working with “Ghazi Barotha Taraqiati Idara” since 2011 as a Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Khan is not only proactively working for the betterment of affectees of the Ghazi Barotha Hydropower Project but also leading the implementation of rural development activities and poverty alleviation program through community organizations in the project area.  Mr. Khan has got Master degrees in Economics and Political Science. Mr. Khan worked with Government of Punjab, Pakistan for 27 years (1971-1998) as a Chief/Director General in the field of Agriculture, livestock, skill trainings, water management and rural development. In 1998 he joined “National Rural Support Program” as a Regional General Manger implementing multi sector rural development program including social mobilization, micro finance, human resource development, physical infrastructure and natural resource management. He participated in several national and international trainings like microfinance training (Boulder-USA), South Asia Portfolio Review (IFAD-Bhutan) and Community Based Organizations trainings from ICIMOD-Nepal etc. Mr. Khan has also provided his consultancy services for project facilitation and implementation to International fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD-Rome) and to Afghanistan for German Agro Action (International) for the social mobilization and Community Development. 

Mr. Hamid Ali Khan

Non-Executive Director

27 years in the civil service of Pakistan / District Management Group (Pakistan Administrative Service) and 13 Years in Pakistan Navy Officers Corps. Possesses vast and extensive experience of public sector management at strategic, policy, operational and tactical levels in all tiers of government. Held numerous important positions in Federal Government / Government of Punjab and Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as Federal Secretary Capital and Administration Development (CAD), National Coordinator NACTA, Additional Secretary Interior, Additional Secretary Ministry of Water & Power, Additional Secretary AJK&GB, Chairman NHA, Joint Secretary Agriculture and Livestock, MD Pakistan Housing Authority (PHA), S. Secretary Local Government & Rural Development / DG Local Government & Rural Development (Government of Punjab), Director Food (Govt. of Punjab), Chief Commissioner ICT, Deputy Commissioner ICT and Deputy Commissioner / Assistant Commissioner in various districts of Punjab and KPK. Possess the experience of working in official capacity with Asian Development Bank (ADB), World Bank, IFAD, JICA and NRSP / RSPN in the areas of Infrastructural Development, Education, Health, Agriculture including Rural Development and Poverty alleviation programs.

Mr. Ahsan Khan Non-Executive Director

Mr. Ahsan Khan

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Ahsan Khan is the Non-Executive Director of Ghazi Barotha Taraqiati Idara (GBTI) since 2010. Previously, he has also worked as the Chief Executive Officer of GBTI from 2008 to 2010. He has done Bachelor in Arts. He is an Agriculturist and his expertise lies in Social Mobilization, Rural Development and Agriculture

Mr. Muhammad Sharif Khan Independent Director

Mr. Muhammad Sharif Khan

Independent Director

Mr. Muhammad Sharif Khan is the independent Director of GBTI since 2020. He has done M.A. in Political Science from University of Peshawar. He holds more than 30 years of Professional experience including 15 years in the civil service of Pakistan. He worked as Provincial Program Director (KPK) for RSPN in the implementation of Assessment and Strengthening program. His expertise lies in LSO Capacity Building, and implementation of Assessment and Strengthening Projects.


Ms. Naseem Akhtar Non-Executive Director

Ms. Naseem Akhtar

Non-Executive Director

Ms. Naseem Akhtar is the Non-Executive Director of Ghazi Barotha Taraqiati ldara (GBTI). Since 2012. She has done Master in Arts (Sociology) from AI-Khair University. She is a Child Protection Officer in Child Protection Unit Swabi and her expertise lies in Social Mobilization and Child Protection.

Ms. Ghazala Siddique Non-Executive Director

Ms. Ghazala Siddique

Non-Executive Director

Ms. Ghazala Saddique is the Non-Executive Director of Ghazi Barotha Taraqiati ldara (GBTI) since 2012. She has done Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B) and Master of Arts (Urdu) from University of Peshawar. She is the Principal of Ghazali Educational Trust School, Kamra and Member of Masahlt-e-Anjman, Union Council Kamra. She has also worked as Social Mobilizer in the projects of BEFARE and FAFEN. Her expertise lien in Social Mobilization and Education Sector.

Mr. Khalid Latif

Independent Director

Mr. Khalid Latif is the Independent Director of Ghazi Barotha Taraqiati ldara (GBTI) since 2020. He has done MBA in Banking and Finance from Preston University. He holds more than 30 years’ experience in the banking industry. During his career he worked at senior positions in the banking industry and retired as Vice President Silk Bank Limited in 2012.

Dr. Rashid Bajwa Advisor of the Board

Dr. Rashid Bajwa

Advisor of the Board

An eminent development professional, Dr. Rashid Bajwa is leading the only countrywide development programme: National Rural Support Programme (NRSP) in Pakistan. He holds an MPH degree from the UK and an MBBS from Pakistan. He has extensive experience in the fields of management, social mobilization, community development, microfinance and policy. Dr. Bajwa is implementing one of the largest microfinance programmes in Pakistan. He has helped in setting up Khushaali Bank, while also providing guidance to other non-profits as Chairman of Pakistan Microfinance Network, Director of Khushaal Pakistan Fund, Punjab Rural Support Programme and Sindh Rural Support Organization.

Lt Col Muhammad Anwar Khan (Retd) Advisor of the Board

Lt Col Muhammad Anwar Khan (Retd)

Advisor of the Board

He served in Pakistan Army at various staff & command appointments & retired in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in March 1999. He belongs to Ghourghushti, an affected area of Ghazi Barotha Hydropower Project. Presently, Advisor of the Board of Directors of Ghazi Brotha Taraqiati Idara (GBTI) since 2021. He remained as a member/director on the Board of GBTI from 1999 to 2020. He also served as the Chief Executive Officer of GBTI from 2006 to 2008.

Mr. Khalid Muhtadullah Advisor of the Board

Mr. Khalid Muhtadullah

Advisor of the Board

Mr. Mohtadullah is a civil engineer by training with more than sixty years of experience in water resources policy, strategy, and institutional development, planning, project preparation, research, implementation, and management, in very senior positions in the country and abroad. He possesses advanced degrees and diplomas in engineering and management from some of the best-known universities in the world (MIT and Harvard in USA). This has allowed him to combine technical, management and research strengths. With his extended exposure to multidisciplinary work environments he skilfully incorporates technical, socio-economic and environmental aspects in the development and management challenges of water resources.. Having worked in government, semi-government and international organizations including the UN system here in Pakistan and abroad, he combines local and international experience. He has traveled and networked extensively around the world, consulting with and advising governments and other important stakeholders at very senior levels on issues of water for promoting holistic and integrated approaches for water resources development, management, and use. He has worked in China on IWRM in several provinces and River Basins. He also serves on Boards and Advisory Panels of several Development Organisations and Universities.


Dr. Shamshad Khan Khattak

Oct 08, 1995 - Oct 02, 1996

Dr. Riaz Ahmed Khan

Oct 02, 1996 - Jul 31, 2001

Syed Feroz Shah

Jul 31, 2001 - Oct 29, 2001

Zafarullah Khan

Oct 29, 2001 - Jan 30, 2004

Syed Mutahir Shah

Jan 30, 2004 - Nov 30, 2006

Muhammad Anwar Khan

Nov 30, 2006 - Aug 18, 2008

Ahsan Khan

Aug 18, 2008 - Jun 13, 2012

Syed Mutahir Shah

Jan 30, 2004 - Nov 30, 2006

Muhammad Anwar Khan

Nov 30, 2006 - Aug 18, 2008