The founding GM of AKRSP, Shoaib Sultan Khan, is being appointed as the Chairman of the Senate of the Karakoram International University (KIU) Gilgit.
The University senate will have 12 members and one secretary. The Registrar KIU is expected to serve as the secretary.
Shoaib Sultan has vast experience in various development institutions in Pakistan. He is considered one of the pioneers of Rural development program in Pakistan and Gilgit-Baltistan. He is currently associated with Rural Support Network and some other development institutions on honorary basis. He has penned many research papers and books and is considers an authority on ‘rural development’.
Shoaib Sultan Khan has served for 59 years in various development organisations including UNICEF, Aga Khan Foundation, UNDP, and RSPN. He also served as a CSP officer in Government of Pakistan. For the last six years he has been involved with the National Rural Support Programmes (NRSP) as honorary Chairman. Shoaib Sultan has also received many awards including the distinguished World Conservation Medal from WWF.