Speaker's Profile

Hashim Popalzai

Hashim Popalzai is an officer of Central Superior Services in the Ministry of National Food Security and Research, Pakistan. He holds an MBBS degree and a Master’s Degree in Demography from the University of Wales, UK. 

He worked in the Federal Secretariat and served in the Establishment Division, Ministry of Population Welfare and Planning and Development Division, as well as Counsellor in the Community Welfare at Embassy of Pakistan in Doha, Qatar.

Dr Popalzai served in the Pakistani National Institute of Population Studies, where he conducted evaluative research on various components of the Ministry of Population Welfare. Two of his research studies have been published.

Dr Popalzai has undergone training in disciplines of reproductive health, project management, and financial management in public service from international institutes. He remains a faculty member of the National Management College – an apex institution for training civil servants of Pakistan.