Dr. Farrukh Saleem is a Pakistani journalist and political analyst who is currently also the executive director of the Center for Research and Security Studies, a think tank focusing on Pakistan’s political and economic security, as well as regional and environmental issues. Originally a financial professional by occupation, he managed an eight figure equities portfolio invested in the New York Stock Exchange between the years 1988 and 1994.
CRSS is taken to be the first civil society initiative to conduct independent research on various crucial issues facing Pakistan. at present, Dr. Saleem is directing CRSSâ€™s research team researching the curriculum taught in state-run schools. On the culmination of this research exercise, a lobbying effort will be undertaken to convince Pakistanâ€™s new parliament into changing the curricula.
In-tandem with the research on curricula, CRSS is occupied arranging a national level review conference on Pakistanâ€™s water security and management practices in March 2008.Dr Saleem was trained in the discipline of finance and has been the Sunday-columnist for The News, Pakistanâ€™s largest English-language daily, for the past 5 years. From 1988-1994, he managed an eight figure equities portfolio invested in the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
In 1996, he covered Pakistan, India and Iran for the Vancouver Sun, Canadaâ€™s 2nd Largest English daily. He returned to Pakistan in 1993 and managed the affairs of Dominion Stock Fund Limited (DSFL) as the CEO (DSFL is listed on the Karachi Stock Exchange). Prior to writing for The News, he wrote a weekly column for The Dawn (1996-1999). He has also been a guest columnist for the Hong Kong-based, Far Eastern Economic Review. He is married and lives in Islamabad. He has two daughters and a son.
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