Thursday, September 21, 2023

Dr. Umar Saif Likely to be Appointed as Caretaker IT Minister

IT expert, Dr. Umar Saif, has emerged as the strongest candidate for the position of caretaker minister of IT and Telecom.

Sources told ProPakistani that Caretaker Prime Minister Anwarul Haq Kakar has decided to appoint Dr. Umar Saif as Caretaker IT and Telecom Minister.

Dr. Umar Saif has extensive experience in academia, management, consulting, and entrepreneurship in the IT sector. He is the founder and CEO of, the Chief Digital Officer of the Jang Group, and the CEO of Khudi Ventures (Pakistan’s largest Venture Builder). He is also serving as an advisor to the United Nations Development Program in Pakistan.

Umar Saif received his academic training from LUMS, Cambridge, and MIT. He did his BSc (Hons) from LUMS (1998), Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge (2001), and Post-Doctorate from MIT (2002). Dr. Saif received Executive Education from the Harvard Kennedy School on Global Leadership and Public Policy in 2013.

He has served in many important positions in the country’s IT sector. Dr. Umar Saif has served as Chairman Punjab Information Technology Board and Vice Chancellor of Information Technology University. In 2014 in recognition of his services to Pakistan, he was awarded Sitara-i-Imtiaz (SI), one of the highest civil awards by the Government of Pakistan.

He was the first Pakistani to be named as one of the top 35 young innovators in the world (TR35) in 2011 by MIT Technology Review. He was the first Pakistani to receive the prestigious Google Faculty Research Award in 2011.

He was selected as a Young Global Leader (YGL) by the World Economic Forum in 2010. Dr. Saif is a recipient of the MIT Technovator Award in 2008, Mark Weiser Award in 2008, IDG CIO Technology Pioneer Award in 2008, and Digital Inclusion Award from Microsoft Research in 2006. His papers have received best paper awards in ACM CHI 2013 and IEEE Percom 2008.

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