Shahnaz Wazir Ali



Designation: Chairperson Higher Education Commission
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Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP)

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Shahnaz Wazir Ali career spans 35 years of experience in policy and practice in government and the private sector. Currently she is the Executive Director of the Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP), in Islamabad, Pakistan. The Centre was established in late 2001 to support and promote philanthropy in Pakistan, with the specific objective of enhancing development and promoting social investment. From 1997-2001, she served as the Senior Education Specialist at the World Bank in Islamabad.

Her principal assignment was to provide policy, program and technical advice and assistance to the Federal and the 4 Provincial governments to facilitate the implementation of the countrywide Education Sector Social Action Program (SAP). It was in this period of her career that she was very actively involved in the planning for transforming the concept of an institutionalized National Education Assessment System (NEAS) within the Ministry of Education into a reality, for monitoring and improving the quality of education in Pakistan.

From 1988 to 1990 and again from 1993 to 1996, she had the unique opportunity to serve in key decision making positions in government, in the first term as Member of the National Assembly and Federal Minister of State for Education and subsequently, in the second term, as Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Sectors. Her career in and commitment to education can be traced back to 1965, when she commenced teaching primary school children of deprived communities in Karachi, and subsequently spent about 15 years in teaching and administrative positions in the private sector, which included being Principal at the Lahore American School. She is also a Trustee of the Education Trust which runs Nasra Schools for children of low-income families in Karachi and provides K 10 education to more than10,000 students.

Ms. Wazir Ali holds a Master's Degree in Education from the University of Arkansas, USA and also a Master's Degree in Education Administration from Trenton College, New Jersey, USA. In addition, she has a Diploma in Principal's Certification from Harvard University, Cambridge, USA. Her Bachelor's degree in Mass Communication is from the American University, Washington, D.C. All her basic schooling has been in Pakistani schools in Rawalpindi and Karachi.

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hassan kool ( karachi,Pakistan) Tuesday, January 28, 2014 9:18:54 AM (MDT - USA)
i m ur xcl student

eMPLOYEES ( Sargodha,United States) Thursday, January 24, 2013 11:04:52 AM (MDT - USA)
We want to send you documents regarding illegal and without advertisement appointments of staff by the Vice Chancellor university of Sargodha. Kindly provide email contact.

Naseem Ahmed ( Karachi,Pakistan) Tuesday, April 10, 2012 2:19:30 AM (MDT - USA)
Whatever I learned in my early carreer and am I goes to Nasra Schools because I learnt with those dedicated peoples who understand education like pray The anme of Nasra Wazir Ali is the mile stone in Education of Pakistan and Shehnaz Wazir Ali is the fruite which servers others and proved the mission of Nasrarian and her father Mr. Wazir Ali She serverd the nation on all government which is sign of her devotion I liked her too much

Abdul Hafeez ( Karachi,Pakistan) Saturday, December 10, 2011 3:47:41 PM (MDT - USA)
Assalamoalaykum My 2sons are studying in Nasra Malir campus. Nasra was the only choice I had that time 5years back. Mrs. Siddiqui was the in charge at that time, may keep her soul in peace. Since she left us the school administration was handed over to some incompetent people. They even do not know how to talk with the student parent and how to tackle the issues. And now the biggest issue Nasra has changed his board from Sind board to Agha Khan. How can Nasra administration force the students and parent to continue with Agha Khan Board. We shall have the choice, how can Nasra local section heads say us to leave if we do not want to continue. Do you think it is easy to quit during the session, when children are preparing themselves for 2nd term exam. Please take this request seriously and give us an option to decide what education system is better for children. And take action against Ms. Zakia and her assistant Ms. Tayyaba, for misbehaving with the parents for students. Thanks and Regards, Abdul Hafeez

habib gulamali surani ( 4706 mann capitol hieght maryland 20743 ,United States) Tuesday, May 24, 2011 9:16:39 AM (MDT - USA)
my name is habib gulam.ail surani and i finish my high school in nasra school in 1978 and how would i get my metric deploma from there to the adress i am living wright now my adress is 4706 . mann street capitol height maryland 20743 will you please send it to me my diploma or email my to let me know is very important to me because i am looking for futher study and i needed it badly email at or cell phone no 1 773 474 3316 please let me know wht should i do to get this ar send gulam ali a phone no to contact the person that will be very helpful thanks habib . g

muhammad usman ( lahore,Pakistan) Saturday, July 24, 2010 6:09:50 PM (MDT - USA)
madom you are doing the great job for your party and speacially for the people of the pakistan and you have very good education and i am your big fan in other words very big fan if you dont mind i want to meet you plllllllllllllllllllllllzzzzzzzzzzzzz provide me a chance my name is usman and my cell number is 03214359196 i am waiting your reply or call.thankyou and carry on your work i love your work really great .

saadia hamid ( lahore,Pakistan) Monday, June 14, 2010 7:00:14 AM (MDT - USA)
maam i was student of nasra school served as a teacher my academic time was frm 67 to 74 my teaching time was frm 78 to 84 i have been in the field of education for the last 25 yrs its my earnest desire that u plz set up a net work of nasra school i would love to work for it plz give it a thought thanx s

Zabta Shinwari ( Islamabad,Pakistan) Friday, December 5, 2008 12:33:01 AM (MDT - USA)
Congratulation on assuming charge of higher education. I hope you will contribute in helping the higher education to be at par of developed world as you did in other capacities while serving this country.

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