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Dr. Aneela Salman

Dr. Aneela Salman is one such example the nation can feel proud of. She is a senior civil servant from the Pakistan Administrative Service (PAS) with an experience spanning well over one decade. She holds a Ph.D. from Rockefeller College, University at Albany, New York, USA under Fulbright Scholarship. She has done masters in English literature from Kinnaird College Lahore with a gold medal. Earlier, she won Chevening Scholarship in 2005 and did M.Sc in social policy and planning from London School of Economics. She was also awarded Netherlands Fellowship Program Scholarship (2005) for a course on Public Private Partnership at UNESCO-IHE Institute of Water Education, Delft, Netherlands. She also worked as a Senior Research Aide at the Center of International Development, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, NY, USA. She taught Public Policy at the Rockefeller College and has presented her research at many international conferences. Belonging to 28th Common batch of civil service, she is currently working as Managing Director, Punjab Education Foundation which is the largest government initiative for providing free education to more than 1.8 million most deserving children in Punjab. She is supervising the biggest ever six year expansion plan to enroll 2.8 million out of school/ dropout children by 2018. She belongs to a Christian family which has a long track record of public-service. Her late father taught in the prestigious FC College and gave some of the best citizens to this nation. Her mother is a retired teacher who dedicated her life to education for giving high values to her students. Four of her siblings were awarded Fulbright scholarships for Master and Ph.D. studies in the US. It is important to note that PEF played a leading role in achieving the goals of School Education Sector Reforms Programs launched by the Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to open the doors of education to each and every child. As a result of strenuous efforts made by the Foundation, this beneficial program proved a success. PEF is also entrusted to supplement the “Parho Punjab, Barho Punjab.” For this purpose, Aneela Salman has launched various interventions so that more and more children could make it to schools and no one is left behind. She has introduced far reaching reform in the foundation to make it result oriented, efficient and transparent. Her role has been commended both nationally as well as international level. Recently The Economist has appreciated the promotion of education through PEF.