About Us

The Planning and Development Department Gilgit-Baltistan, is the principal planning organization at the provincial level. It coordinates and monitors development programs and activities of various departments of the provincial government. The department also prepares an overall Medium Term Development Framework (MTDF) of developmental activities in the province. The Medium Term Development Framework lays down the developmental activities to be carried out in the province in various sectors of the provincial economy. In this manner, the Planning & Development Department Gilgit-Baltistan is one of the main actors in the growth of the economic potential of the province.

The mandate of the Planning & Development Gilgit-Baltistan includes provision of technical support and coordination to various Government departments in their planning activities. The department is also the main government agency working with foreign donors in the province.

Message From Mr. Iqbal Hassan, Minister Planning & Development Department GB

"Government of Gilgit-Baltistan is committed to strengthen and modernize the regions' socioeconomic uplift through providing reliable infrastructure, poverty reduction, and improved livelihood of vulnerable segments of the population, and provide quality education and healthcare facilities on equality basis. The fourth successful budget of our government aims to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with main focus on poverty alleviation, food security, clean and green environment, and energy generation.

I would like to appreciate the endeavors being under taken by P&DD GB to utilize 100 % allocated budget for three years consecutively which is a profound example of professionalism, commitment, and teamwork of all nation building departments."

Message From Mr. Syed Abrar Hussain ,Additional Chief Secretary (Dev.) Gilgit-Baltistan

"I believe in the hard work of my people in transforming the Gilgit-Baltistan into a better placeby entertaining socio-economics well-being of its inhabitants with improved infrastructure, modern technology and innovatives. Development Department is the main agency authorized by the government to work with foreign donors in Gilgit-Baltistan. It provides technical support and coordination to various Government Departments in their planning activities."


The Planning and Development Department Gilgit-Baltistan is divided into 05 Sections. The mandate of the Planning & Development Gilgit-Baltistan and the Sections within the Department includes provision of technical support and coordination to various Government departments in their planning activities : -

  • Preparation of Short & Medium term Plans.
  • Monitoring & Evaluation of Schemes.
  • ADP Formulation.
  • Releases of Development Fund.
  • Coordination with Ministries Regarding PSDP Projects.

The Sectoral Programme is as under : -


Department(s) : -

  • Excise & Taxation, Zakat & Ushr
  • Home and Police
  • Information
  • law
  • Services & General Administration (S&GAD)
NameDesignationBPSQualificationEmail AddressContact No.
Israr AhmedDeputy Chief19   
Ayesha KhurshedAssistant Chief18MSc. Economicsayeshakhurshid84@gmail.com 
Waqar HussainResearch Officer17BS Civil Engineeringwaqarhosein@gmail.com920394


Department(s): -

  • Power
NameDesignationBPSQualificationEmail AddressContact No.
Ghulam RasoolDeputy Chief19MPA  
Syed Muazzam Ali ShahResearch Officer17BSc. Electrical Engineeringmuazzamshah1514@gmail.com03465484397

Department(s): -

  • Agriculture, Animal Husbandry & Fisheries
  • Forest, Wildlife & Environment
  • Minerals, mines, Industries & Commerce
  • Food
  • Tourism, Sports & Culture Development
NameDesignationBPSQualificationEmail AddressContact No.
Ghulam RasoolDeputy Chief19MPA  
Muhammad AlamAssistant Chief18Master's in Development Studies, BS Hons in Agriculture Science, 1 year Certificate Course on National Leadership for mountain Areas Development from GIZ, Germany  
Neelofar KhanResearch Officer17Msc. Economics  

Department(s): -

  • Social Welfare, Women Development, Human & Child Rights and Youth Affairs
  • Education
  • Health
NameDesignationBPSQualificationEmail AddressContact No.
Muhammad BaqirChief Economist20   
Sanima HayatAssistant Chief18MSc. Economicssaminahayat@gmail.com920218
Mir NazeemResearch Officer17   

Department(s): -

  • Area, Rural and Urban Development
  • Irrigation
  • Physical Planning & Housing (PPH)
  • Transport & Communication (T&C)
NameDesignationBPSQualificationEmail AddressContact No.
Javed IqbalDeputy Chief19   
NeelamResearch Officer17   
Asfand Yar KhanResearch Officer(Civil)17BE Civil, MBA (HRM)khanasfand79@gmail.com03469750955
NameDesignationBPSQualificationEmail AddressContact No.
Sajjad HyderDeputy Chief19MPA, MSc. Rural Development, Post Graduate Diploma in Local Government & Administrationsajadhyder@hotmail.com 
Sanam ZaffarResearch Officer17MBA Financesanamzaffar@gmail.com 
Imtiaz HussainResearch Officer17   
Muhammad AbbasProgrammer17MCSnirk.pk@gmail.com03111996649
The Planning & Development Department Gilgit-Baltistan has established Monitoring & Evaluation Section with a view to revamp the department into efficient, dynamic and visionary organization by ensuring   efficient project management and to guarantee quality of work under the development projects. 
NameDesignationBPSQualificationEmail AddressContact No.
Jamil AhmedResearch Officer17MPAjamadqau@gmail.com920394
Muhammad Nabeel KhanWeb Design Engineer17BS Computer Sciencenabeelzaman7@gmail.com--do--
Ehsan KarimSoftware/Application Engineer17BS Computer Sciencekarim.sabah@gmail.com--do--
Sajjid Ullah BaigNetwork Administrator17BS Computer Sciencesajid2405@gmail.com--do--
Muhammad AzamArchitectural Engineer17Bachelor's in Architectureazambaigali91@gmail.com--do--
Sohail Ahmed FidaiStructural Engineer17BE. Civilsohail.pnd@outlook.pk--do--
Waqar HussainCivil Engineer17BS Civil Engineeringwaqarhosein@gmail.com--do--

Our Team

Muhammad Nabeel Khan 
Web Design Engineer 
Ehsan Kareem
Software Engineer 


The Planning and Development Board, Government of Punjab, is the principal planning organization at the provincial level. It coordinates and monitors development programs and activities of various departments of the provincial government. The department also prepares an overall Medium Term Development Framework (MTDF) of developmental activities in the province.

Our Functions

Formulation of provincial government vision, policies and strategies for economic planning and development in consultation with all stakeholders in the light of NEC’s guidelines


The mandate of the Planning & Development Board includes provision of technical support and coordination to various Government departments in their planning activities. The department is also the main government agency working with foreign donors in the province.




Government of GB in collaboration with UNDP has established an SDG Support Unit at the Planning and Development Department GB. The unit will broadly provide a platform for effective coordination for the implementation of SDGs in GB. The Unit is working closely with the line departments, civil society organizations, academia and other stakeholders in GB to achieve the agenda 2030. In liaison with UNDP and Ministry of Planning, Development & Reforms (MoPDR), the Unit will set a baseline for SDG Indicators and will develop an M&E framework for tracking progress on SDG Indicators.

The SDG Support Unit GB is comprised of the following members:

NameDesignationContactEmail Address
Syed Abrar HussainAdditional Chief                       Secretary P&DD05811-920214syedabrar927@gmail.com
Imtiaz HussainFocal Person for SDGs+92345206614imtigul@gmail.com
Najma PerveenProject Coordinator SDGs+923469236002najma.parveen@undp.org
Zaheer AbbasData & Research Analyst+923124144549zaheer.abbas@undp.org

Since its establishment in November 2018, SDG Support Unit GB has conducted number of activities for mainstreaming SDGs in the policy framework in GB. Some of the major activities conducted by the SDG Support Unit GB are listed below:

Voluntary National Review Report on SDGs in GB

The first Voluntary Review Report on SDGs in GB was prepared by the SDG Support Unit in January 2019. For the preparation of VNR GB report, the SDG Unit organized a mega consultative workshop where all stakeholders including line departments, NGOs, civil society organizations, private sector, academia and media participated.  The main purpose of this consultation was to seek input on GB VNR from the relevant stakeholders and to give an overall orientation and awareness on SDGs. The legal and regulatory regime for implementation on SDGs in Gilgit-Baltistan was reviewed in the consultation. It also focused on the existing institutional arrangements at departmental/organization level to localize SDGs. Furthermore, key challenges, opportunities, successes stories and lessons learnt were highlighted in the consultation session. The mechanism for monitoring, evaluation and reporting on SDGs was also discussed.

This was followed my multiple meetings with the line departments to receive their input for developing the progress report on SDGs in GB. The report was shared with the federal SDG Unit and the findings of the report were also incorporated in the National Review Report prepared by the Planning Commission of Pakistan. The report was then presented at the UN High Level Political Forum in New York in July 2019.

Mapping of ADP Schemes with SDG targets in GB

The Unit conducted a detailed mapping of development projects under ADP 2018-19 and ADP 2019-20 with SDGs at the target level. The purpose of budget alignment was to highlight the SDGs localization in budgetary frameworks and to shed light on low funded SDGs which needs consideration while preparing ADPs in future. The evidence gathered through this mapping exercise can also be used for management purposes to reorient budget choices and identify priority areas for funding. The overall aim has been to assist line department and policy makers to review the current trends in budgetary allocations and its alignment with SDG targets. You can find the detailed report in the downloads section.

Advocacy and Awareness Sessions

As the line departments are the primary stakeholders responsible for the implementation of SDGs in GB, their awareness and capacity building on SDGs is fundamental. SDG Support Unit conducted several sessions with the line departments where a general overview of SDGs was presented followed by sharing the baseline on SDG indicators in GB. The challenges and way forward were also deliberated in detail.

SDG Implementation Framework

In the context of limited financial resources available for the implementation of SDGs in GB, it is essential for the government to prioritize SDGs keeping in context the local dynamics of GB.  Currently, the SDG Support Unit is in process of developing the SDG framework which will entail the prioritization of SDGs. The framework will be developed in close consultation with all the stakeholders in GB. The established baseline will provide the required evidence to inform the prioritization of SDG targets in GB.

Baseline Setting on SDGs in GB

Baseline data is completely available on 28% (43 out of 157) of the GB relevant SDG indicators that includes data from any available source whereas data on 53% of the SDG indicators is not currently available. In four percent of the SDG indicators where data was not available, good proxies were used to give an approximate estimate on the indicator. On approximately 13 percent of the indicators, data was partially available.

Among the HH survey data, MICS and PDHS are the major sources of data for the baseline setting. These two sources combined provided complete data on 28 and partial data on 3 SDG indicators. Proxies were also used from these two sources to give an approximate estimate on 4 SDG indicators. As discussed above, data from PBS can be used to estimate 35 SDG additional indicators. 

Institutional data was also gathered from couple of line departments through a close coordination. The SDG Support Unit is following up with the remaining departments to acquire available data from the departments. 

Monitoring and Reporting on SDGs in GB

Monitoring and progress tracking on SDGs is a challenging task in GB. The process requires data from both the household surveys as well as administrative data. The data from both these streams is either missing or its not available in a central repository. 

GB lacks a provincial Bureau of Statistics or any other institution with the sole responsibility of managing and providing statistics to facilitate the process of evidence-based monitoring. Hence there is no single authority responsible for a centralized data management in GB. Absence of a central body for the management of the data sets being collected leads to multiplications in the data being collected through various household surveys. There is a significant overlap in the data being collected under various surveys administered by a number of organizations. To ensure efficient use of the scarce resources, these overlaps needs to be removed and which is possible if these surveys are being coordinated and managed by a single entity at the provincial level.

The institutional data is either not available or is available in rough form and efforts are required to make it available for monitoring purpose. Some of the line departments do have institutional data which still needs consolidation in a central repository. The reliability of the institutional data that the lines departments provide is also a challenging issue. Cross validation is usually required before using it for policy purposes. 

Absence of a Provincial Bureau of Statistics exacerbates the challenges of data gathering and data management. Therefore, a statistical body needs to be established which can centrally manage the secondary data being received from the line departments after performing cross validations to ensure the quality of data being stored. A well-managed data system is essential for evidence-based policy making in GB. To address these challenges, Government of GB is planning to establish a Statistical Unit inside P&DD GB. 

Useful Links


1Mr. Syed Abrar HussainAdditional Chief Secretary (Dev.) P&DD GB920214--ACS(Dev)@pnd.gog.pk
2Mr. Mohd BaqirChief Economist92021603555554218 
3Mr. Sajjad Hyder,Deputy Chief (Programming)92047603129747565 
4Mr. Ghulam RasoolDeputy Chief (NRM, Power)92043303555552216 
5Mr. Israr  Ahmad           Deputy Chief (A&LE, Training)92028903555558889 
6Mr. Javeed IqbalDeputy Chief (Works)92043203555550432 
7Mr. Faisal UsmanAssistant Chief(PIA)      92043103555553131 
8Mr. Ali JabbarAssistant Chief(Admin)92034403555554888 
9Mr. Mohd AlamAssistant Chief(Power, NRM)92026703101269918 
10Miss. AyeshaAssistant Chief(A&LE)920480-- 
11Mrs. Samina HayatAssistant Chief(Social)920218-- 
12Mr. Farman KarimAssistant Chief(PIA)92210903469868837 
13Ms. Najma FarmanProvincial Coord. -- 
14Mr. EhsanullahSection Officer92048103555555731 
15Dr. Nadir Shah Provincial Consul.     92248603465091664 
16Mr. TariqAPC 92248603102482259 
17Mr. Sultan AliPS to Secretary 920214




Sector Wise

                SECTORNo. of SCHEMES
Administration & Law Enforcement87
Grand Total1712