Mr. Muhammad Ashraf belongs to the prestigious Pakistan Administrative Service (PAS). He holds Master degree in International Relations from Quaid-i-Azam University and MBA from Punjab University. He is also holder of Commonwealth Scholarship (UK). His major responsibilities discharged during the service include Organizational Management, Human Resource Development, Financial Management, Revenue Collection, Implementation of Development Plans, Poverty Alleviation, Micro-Finance, Social Sectors issues such as Health, Water, Sanitation, Environment, Climate Change and Forest, Implementation of International Protocols on Environment, Climate Change, and Governance.
Mr. Ashraf has accumulated diverse experience of public sector management over a period of three decades, while serving on several important field, staff and policy making assignments in the Provincial and Federal Governments. He served as Deputy Commissioner Muzaffargarh, Regional General Manager (RGM), Punjab Rural Support Programme (PRSP), Faisalabad, Additional Secretary, Home, Agriculture, Punjab, District Coordination Officer (DCO), Bahawalpur, Member, Planning & Development Department (Punjab), Lahore, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Islamabad, Member, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Islamabad, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology, Islamabad, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Inter Provincial Coordination, Islamabad, Senior Member, Federal Land Commission, Islamabad, Secretary, Parliamentary Affairs, Islamabad and now Federal Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, Government of Pakistan.
He also holds the distinction of having represented Pakistan at national and international fora. He participated in the “Workshop on Combating Illegal Trade in Hazardous Wastes through Sea Ports” at Thailand, “Asia-Pacific Region in Preparation for the 5th Session on Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee” at Thailand, “Meeting of Parties of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer” at Switzerland, “High Level Segment of United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), 18th Conference of Parties Meeting” at Qatar, “Program Review Meeting of HPMP Implementation with United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)” at Austria, “5th Session on Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee” at Switzerland, “Workshop on Ecosystem management on Wet Lands and Regional Meeting on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services” at Iran, “Workshop on Disaster Risk Management” at China, “SAARC Regional Conference on Business Continuity & Disaster Risk Reduction in South Asia” in India and “Incident Management Communication Program” in UK.