Panel of Experts

  • Noor-uddin Baqai



    A seasoned executive possessing extensive industrial exposure in the field of Information & Communication Technology. Also, having the benefit of working in both strategic and tactical roles for “for-profit” and “not-for-profit” private and public sector organizations in culturally diverse environments. Having Worked in GOP, Ministry of Communications, M/o S&T/ IT & T&T deptt., PTC & PTCL from 1966 till 2009 occupying junior, senior & Executive Management positions. Finally resigned from GoP (in MP-1/22) Member Telecom position and also from all Boards/Senate seats one after other.
    Mr. Baqai has remarkably served the following organizations:

    • Non-executive Director PTCL Board from GoP 2002 till 2009 both pre & Post 26% share sale (3-years post-privatization)
    • Founder director Ufone 7 years
    • TIP Board Director about 2 years
    • CTI Board Director about 1 year
    • Director/Trustee PTET (2005-2007)
  • Parvez Iftikhar

    Chief Executive Officer


    An ICT Consultant with more than 35 years of experience, Parvez Iftikhar is passionate about spreading fruits of Information Communications Technology (ICT) to everyone, particularly those living in remote rural areas. Parvez is presently working in various developing countries of Asia and Africa, mainly through ITU, World Bank, USAID, ADB, and CTO etc. His work revolves mainly around ICT for Development issues.

    Till the end of 2011, Parvez was working as the founding CEO of Universal Service Fund (USF) Pakistan. He joined the newly formed USF Pakistan in mid-2007 as the CEO and its first employee. He built a vibrant organisation from scratch, simultaneously executing projects to bridge the digital divide in the country, through private sector licensed telecom operators. Under him USF Pakistan became globally recognized as a “success story” at a time when most other similar initiatives globally were failing.

    Before USF, Parvez was the country-head of Siemens-Telecom in Pakistan for 7 years, where he managed to increase the revenues many-fold, growing profitably and faster than the market. During this time he successfully managed multi-million dollar projects, including those involving transfer of technology and local manufacturing of state-of-the-art digital telecom equipment.

    He has been to reputable learning institutions like Carnegie Mellon University USA & Oxford University UK, and also received extensive management and technical training at Siemens, mainly in Europe.

  • Yaser Aman Khan



    A corporate lawyer and partner of a law firm; having diversified professional experience of about eleven (11) years as a professional lawyer since 2004; which includes about four (04) years’ experience as an in-house corporate legal counsel of a top multinational cellular company, and the rest is private senior-level corporate and constitutional lawyering experience, in terms of having rendered diversified legal assistance to dozens of reputable multinational, and national companies/organizations/entities, and notable clients; as well as having legislative drafting experience as well.

    Mr. Khan has first class academic career with Gold Medals in both LL.M. (ITL) and LL.B. (Hons.), and is also currently pursuing his Ph.D. (Law) as a Research Fellow/Thesis Writer with CGPA 3.90/4.00.

    Apart from hardcore lawyering, Mr. Khan’s passion for teaching, has also been steering him on the avenue of part-time teaching the undergrad and postgrad students of the Department of Law, International Islamic University, Islamabad, and the undergrads students of NUST Business School and School of Social Sciences and Humanities of the National University of Science and Technology, Islamabad, as a senior visiting faculty member, for over six years.

    He has supervised, and still supervising; and also served as an Expert External Examiner of many Thesis Evaluation Committees, with respect to the final viva voce/oral defense/thesis evaluation, of more than dozen candidates of International Islamic University, Islamabad, for the award of LL.M. degrees thereto.

    ICT apart, Mr. Khan has got niche in diversified areas of Law, inter alia constitutional, civil, corporate, commercial, family, oil & gas, media & broadcasting, energy and environmental laws; and on the instructions of the Prime Minister of Pakistan, he has recently (August 2013) rendered professional legal services to the Government of Pakistan and exclusively got a Public Company Limited by Shares with the name and style of ‘Pakistan Power Park Management Company Limited’ incorporated, with the Company Registration Office of the Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan, Islamabad, which is mandated to host production of 10 energy units with imported coal in Gaddani, Baluchistan, Pakistan, with a total capacity of 6,600MW.

    Mr. Khan has got professional membership of many domestic and international associations of high repute and recognition.