Salman Sufi appointed head of PM’s Strategic Reforms Unit

Salman Sufi is an expert in introducing unique social welfare schemes. Source: Online.

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday appointed public policy expert Salman Sufi as the head of the Prime Minister’s Strategic Reforms Unit.

Salman Sufi, an expert in introducing unique social welfare schemes, will render his services voluntarily. He has earlier served as Director-General Strategic Reform Unit during Shehbaz Sharif’s Punjab chief ministership.

In addition, the government has directed all ministries to make every effort to effectively implement the Prime Minister’s reform agenda. 

Salman Sufi has introduced a number of people-friendly schemes, including the Punjab Women Protection Act, Violence Against Women Centre, Women on Wheels and Shehr-e-Khamoshan.  

Salman Sufi was named one of the top five women’s rights activists in the world, including by the government of incumbent US President Joe Biden, and was also awarded the Vital Voices Award.

In 2018, Salman Sufi received the prestigious Mother Teresa Award for his work on empowerment of women. The award was conferred upon him by Harmony Foundation and Missions of Charity.

Sufi authored the Punjab Protection of Women against Violence Act 2016 has also conceptualised South Asia’s first one-stop help centre (Violence Against Women Centre) for female survivors of violence.

Sufi is also credited for launching Pakistan’s first campaign for women’s mobility called Women on Wheels. His work included adding chapters on women’s rights in Punjab textbooks.

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