Mr. Yusuf Khan , Secretary, Council of Common Interests
Yusuf Khan belongs to Pakistan Administrative Service. In his career of thirty-three years, he has worked at the sub- district, district, provincial and federal levels. His key assignments in the field of public-sector financial management have been Finance Secretary to the Government of Punjab, Finance Secretary to the Government of AJ&K and Joint Secretary (External Finance) at Finance Division. His last assignment with the Government of Pakistan was Secretary, BISP, where he was responsible for the roll out of several key Ehsaas initiatives. Earlier, as Director General, Tobacco Control, he worked towards the successful introduction of the “pictorial health warning” on cigarette packs in Pakistan. Mr. Khan has led eleven development projects related to various socio- economic sectors. He has served as Deputy Commissioner in the province of KP and has lived and worked in former-FATA as Assistant Political Agent and Political Agent for five years. In 1996, he won the Britannia 'Premier Award', which is given to individuals possessing high academic credentials and the potential to contribute towards improvement of life in their country. Yusuf Khan studied for his MPhil in Development Studies, at the University of Cambridge, UK. He speaks nine languages and is an avid painter and calligrapher.