Mr. Tariq is a member of Pakistan Administrative Service, the elite Group of Civil Service of Pakistan. Until recently, he was the Deputy Commissioner of Gilgit, where his main role was to implement policy decisions of the government and provide input for public policy making. In that capacity he supervised the work of all government departments including health, education, environment protection, women rights, physical infrastructure and police. Currently Mr. Tariq is working as Deputy Director in Health Sector Reforms Program of the Government of Punjab. He is responsible for introducing new health initiatives for improving health care system. Mr. Tariq graduated with a B.A. in Economics and Statistics from Government College University, Lahore. He holds a master’s in Business Administration from Quaid-e-Azam University in Islamabad. He believes the Humphrey fellowship will provide him with an opportunity to enhance his skills in the field of public administration with focus on decentralization and results based management; combining both professional development training and exposure to diverse U.S. organizations. This, he thinks, will be helpful in overcoming some of the socioeconomic problems currently faced by Pakistan.