Core Team

Syed Shahnawaz Nadir Shah
General Manager

Syed Shahnawaz Nadir Shah has joined the Punjab Pension Fund as the General Manager. Prior to this assignment, he served as the Chief Investment Specialist at the Fund Management House, which is a unit within the Finance Depatment of Government of Sindh. His responsibilities included managing the investments and accounting requirements of the various investment funds of the Government of Sindh (mainly employee benefit funds but also some other departmental funds) and arranging funds for the public-private partnership initiatives in order to facilitate in such public-private partnership projects attaining 'financial close' from commercial sources.

Mr. Shah holds MBA degree from the IBA, Karachi and also M.A in Economics. He has over 18 years of diversified experience in investment and finance, having served in financial institutions like the PICIC Asset Managment Company and brokerage houses of the Pakistan Stock Exchange as a Research Analyst. He has also served for some time as Chief-Economic Policies & Research at the Planning & Development Department of Government of Sindh.

Mr. Shah has also represented the Government of Sindh as a nominee director on the Board of Directors of various companies and is conversant with the norms of Corporate Affairs best practices and requirement of Public Sector Code of Governance


Muhammad Sajid, CFA
Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Muhammad Sajid has over 18 years of diversified experience in Capital Markets (both Equity and Debt Market), Research & Investment, Risk Management, and Consultancy for different departments/institutions/banks and bodies of the Government of Punjab.

He is currently working as a Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of Punjab Pension Fund and Punjab General Provident Investment Fund. Previously he has worked as a Portfolio Manager and Sr. Research Analyst with the Funds. Before Joining Punjab Pension Fund, he worked with the NBP Funds as a Research Associate. He also worked with Zafar Securities (Pvt.) Ltd as a Research Analyst.

Mr. Sajid attained CFA Charter in 2014. He has also completed his M Com. (Finance) from the University of Punjab.


 Haroon Zafar
 Portfolio Manager

Haroon has over 16 years of diversified professional experience in financial industry. He is associated with the Punjab Pension Fund since 2017. Prior to joining Punjab Pension Fund, he was working as Area Credit Manager in National Bank of Pakistan leading team of credit professionals handling portfolio of foreign trade, project finance and agriculture finance etc. He started his professional career with NIB Bank Limited as a Relationship Manager. 
He has extensive experience in Investment Research, Portfolio Management, Technical & Risk Evaluation of the financing proposals. He has experienced of Investment Advisory to different government institutions for their pension and gratuity funds. 
Haroon Zafar got MBIT & BBIT(Hons) in Finance from IBIT, University of the Punjab. He attained CFA Charter in 2014. He also holds JAIBP certification from the Institute of Bankers of Pakistan. He attained Financial Modelling certification “FMVA” from CFI Institute Canada.


 Madiha Asad
 Internal Auditor

Mrs. Madiha, currently working as an Internal Auditor, is a member of Audit Sub-Committee of Punjab Pension Fund. She has over 11 years of diversified experience in the fields of Auditing, Compliance and Finance. She comes with an excellent insight of Internal Audit and Compliance domains.
Mrs. Madiha has been involved with a diversified portfolio of clients, during her stay at KPMG, comprising of local and international clients including FMCG, Cement, Textile, Manufacturing, Micro-Financing, Education and Retail industry. Later, she enhanced her expertise in online industry as Manager Finance. Subsequently, in the Lube industry, she honed her skills in managerial position in Internal Audit Department by proficiently discharging her duties at various Internal and Investigative Audit Assignments. She successfully implemented ISO as well as HSE standards and developed an aptitude for strengthening Governance structures and establishing Internal Controls and Policies.


Rana Muhammad Akram
 Administration Officer

Rana Muhammad Akram has more than 23 years experience of Administration & Management in public sector. He served 5 years in Civil Aviation Authority, New Airport Project Lahore and 5 years in Decentralization Support Program, Govt. of the Punjab, Finance Department, as Office Secretary. He working with Punjab Pension Fund as Administration Officer since 1st July, 2009.
He obtained Bechelor's degree from Bahauddin Zakriya University, Multan and 1 year diploma in Computer Sciences from Petroman Training Institute, Lahore.


 Hassan Shafique
 Network Administrator

Mr. Hassan Shafique has more than 12 years experience of network administration and maintenance of IT infrastructure in private and public sector organizations. He has experience in wireless and wired Local Area Network technology, as well as updating the official website of organization. He also manage the server systems of an organization.
He has done M.Phill in Computer Science from Bahria University. He obtained a Master's degree in Information Technology from Unisersity of Gujrat. He also got training of MCDST, CCNA, RHCE from Corvit Systems Lahore, and also Spoken English course from Unisersity of Punjab.