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Izhar-Ul-Haq
Name IZHAR UL HAQ
Date of Birth

22 July, 1952

Address House-160, Street-4, Cavalry Ground, Lahore Cantonment.
Contact Number (042)-6686449, Cell: 0321-4469322,  e-mail: qaziizhar@yahoo.com
Academic Background

M.Sc. (City & Regional Planning), University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, in collaboration with University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 1986.

B.Sc. (City & Regional Planning), University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, 1979

TFPS      AQWT

Al-Qamar Welfare Trust is established in 2001 for the deprived Section of the society, >>read more

 

Languages English Urdu Punjabi  
Computer Literacy

Proficient in MS Word, Excel; working knowledge of MS Project

Areas of Expertise

      Urban Planning

  • Institutional Strengthening

  • Rural and Regional Planning

  • Social Sector Development

Other Training
  • UN Course on Urban Housing, Post Graduate Centre for Human Settlements, Catholic University, Leuven, Belgium/ UNCHS

  • International Urban Housing Workshop, Bandung, Indonesia, UNCHS.

  • Course on ‘Human Resource Development and Policy Making’, Pakistan Manpower Institute, Islamabad

TFPS    INSTEP

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Membership of Professional Societies

Member, Pakistan Council of Architects and Town Planners Fellow, Pakistan Institute of City and Regional Planners

Employment Record/ Consultancies

 Izhar & Associates Consulting June 2005 to-date.

Position held: Chief Executive

q       World Bank May 2006 to-date.

Position held: Planning Consultant

q       Punjab Municipal Development Fund Company (PMDFC)

October 2005 to August 2006.

Position held: Planning Consultant

 

 
 

q     CIDA Devolution Support Project

October 2004 to March 2006

Position held: Planning Consultant

q       International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

June 2005 to September 2005

Position held: Planning Consultant

q       Asian Development Bank

May 2004 to July 2004.

Position held: Institutional Specialist

q       NESPAK/Asian Development Bank

·         Time period: September 2003 to April 2004

Position held: Institutional Development Specialist

q       UNDP/Essential Institutional Reforms Operationalization Programme (EIROP)

·         Time period: February 2003 to August 2003

·         Position held: Consultant for Drafting Zoning, Landuse and Development Control Regulations.

q       Asian Development Bank

Time period: February 2003 to May 2003.

·         Position held: Institutional Specialist-Rural Water Supply

q       National Engineering Services of Pakistan (NESPAK)

·         Time period: March 2002 to May 2003.

·         Position held : Urban Planning Expert

q       Asian Development Bank

Time period: June 2002 to August 2002

Position held: Institutional Strengthening Specialist

q       Innovative Development Consultants

·         Time Period: May 2002 to October 2002

Principal Investigator

q       Child Care Foundation of Pakistan

·         Time Period: March 2001 to Feb. 2002

·         Position held: Programme Manager

q       Family Planning Association of Pakistan (FPAP)

·         Time Period: May 2000 to March 2001

·         Position held: Project Manager

q       NUDP Consortium (ACC/AID in collaboration with M/s Carl Bro International/COWI, Denmark)/Asian Development Bank

·         Time period: July 1998 to September 1999.

·         Position held :Urban Planner/ Deputy Team Leader

q       Pakistan Environmental Planning and Architectural Consultants Ltd. (PEPAC)

·         Time period: 1981-1998

Position held: Principal Planner

Work Experience  

Project

Preparation of Spatial Planning Manual for TMAs

Position

Planning Consultant

Client

WSP-SA/World Bank

Duties

Review of existing spatial planning documents, spatial planning related functions of TMAs under LGO 2001, identification of voids between the two, situation analysis about spatial planning practices in selected number of TMAs in all the four provinces, preparation of a draft spatial planning manual, consultations in stakeholders’ workshops and finalising the Manual for use by TMAs.   

Period

May 2006 to-date

Project

Punjab Municipal Services Improvement Project (PMSIP)

Position

Planning Consultant

Client

Punjab Municipal Development Fund Company

Duties

Plan preparation including a prioritised list of infrastructure and capacity building projects for Chakwal and Pind Dadan Khan. More specifically, the tasks included determining status of service delivery, identification of required improvements and extensions, directions of growth and implications for improved service delivery, existing landuse pattern, identification of projects and their prioritisation through stakeholders’ workshops.      

Period

October 2005 to July 2006

Project

CIDA Devolution Support Project

Position

Planning and Database Consultant

Client

Cowater International Inc. /Canadian International Development Agency

Duties

Preparation of Development Plans for Districts Kasur and Lodhran, all 6 tehsils and 12 selected union councils with active participation of the three tiers of local governments, councillors and other stakeholders through discussions and consultative workshops, establishment of priority projects, preparation of digitised maps of the districts/tehsils, design and supervision of planning surveys, situational analysis, assessment of the status of service delivery, landuse surveys  development of long term (20 years) Strategic Plans as well as 5-years Rolling Plans for the two districts and their sub-entities, Design and installation of databases at the selected union councils, tehsils and at the district level, and training relevant local government staff in maintaining and updating the databases.

Period

October 2004 to March 2006.

Project

Development Plan for Union Council, Salhad, Abbottabad

Position

Planning Consultant

Client

IUCN

Duties

Preparation of landuse map, analysis of the available database, carrying out additional spot surveys (where necessary), identification of areas of deficiencies in terms of municipal services, organizing consultative sessions at UC level involving the union council, communities, concerned tehsils/district staff, civil society organizations and concerned citizens to identify the priorities and their ranking, and accordingly, preparation of a comprehensive Development Plan for Salhad Union Council.

Period

June 2005 to September 2005

Project

Multi-sector Rehabilitation Project for Azad Jammu and Kashmir (TA-C40373)

Position

Institutional Specialist

Client

Asian Development Bank

Duties

During the long period of conflict in AJK, infrastructure including roads, bridges, urban services, health and education buildings have been damaged or inadequately maintained, For their rehabilitation, ADB prepared feasibility of a post-conflict fast track loan to AJK. As Institutional Specialist, duties included institutional analysis of the participating sectors, delivery of functions, strengths and weaknesses, staffing, recommendations for improvement, measures to improve financial sustainability, institutional development action plan, policy reform agenda, and proposals for project implementation.

Period

May 2004 to July 2004

Project

Rawalpindi Environmental Improvement Project (TA-4098)

Position

Institutional Development Specialist

Client

NESPAK/Asian Development Bank

Duties

Institutional reporting and legal framework under the Devolution Plan, delivery of urban basic services related functions by Provincial Government and various tiers of Local Governments including Rawalpindi District Government, TMA and Cantonment Board, their Strengths and Weaknesses, overlapping roles and responsibilities, staffing and resources, status and performance of institutional strengthening measures undertaken during phase-1, financial sustainability, trainings, institutional development action plan, implementation framework and schedule.

Period

September 2003 to April 2004.

Project

Preparation of Zoning, Landuse and Development Control Regulations for Tehsil Municipal Administrations in NWFP

Position

Consultant for Drafting Regulations.

Client

UNDP/EIROP

Duties

Review of current and past landuse and zoning regulations, spatial planning and control in context of Local Government Ordinance 2001, proposed zoning/landuse regulations for TMAs, procedure for approval of private housing schemes, guidelines for protection of environmentally sensitive areas, delimiting urban sprawl and ribbon developments, historic buildings, antiquities and archaeological sites, building control regulations, institutional mechanism and capacity building of TMAs.   

Period

February 2003 to August 2003.

Project

Sindh Devolved Social Services Project (SSTA 4047-PAK)

Position

Institutional Development Specialist-Rural Water Supply

Client

Asian Development Bank

Duties

Review of role and performance of the provincial and local governments (District/TMAs), analysis of priority setting and planning by TMAs, preparation of rural water supply project including rationale, objectives and scope, modality for implementation and supporting local governments under the devolved set-up, monitoring and evaluation arrangements and plan to address capacity building requirements.

Period

February 2003 to May 2003.

Project

Integrated Master Plan for Lahore

Position

Urban Planning Expert

Client

Lahore Development Authority

Duties

Analysis of existing situation vis-à-vis housing, urban land, industry, education, health, recreation and other landuses, socio-economic aspects, growth strategies for Lahore, land allocation for urban growth for the next 20 years (2001-2021) based on the estimated spill-over incremental population, planned distribution of allocated land for various landuses and preparation of 20-years Integrated Master Plan including Short-Term Plan for the First Five Years, Implementation Framework and proposals for strengthening City District Government and the six Town Municipal Administrations within the jurisdiction of the City District.

Period

March 2002 to May 2003.

Project

Punjab Community Water Supply and Sanitation Project (TA No. 3862)

Position

Institutional Strengthening Specialist

Clients

Asian Development Bank

Duties

Analysis of the institutional set-up under the Devolution Plan, assessing the capacities of the newly formed Tehsil Municipal Administrations (TMAs), focussing on institutional reporting, legal, financial, and traditional relationships between the Province, District Administration, TMAs and UCs for water supply and sanitation projects; Workability of PMU in the current institutional scenario and implementation framework for PCWSS-Project.

Period

June 2002-August 2002

Project

Desk Review and Meta Analysis of safe drinking water and sanitary latrines coverage in Pakistan

Position

Principal Investigator

Clients

Innovative Development Consultants/UNICEF

Duties

Collection, extraction, review and trend analysis of data on safe drinking water and sanitary latrines coverage in Pakistan; institutional set-up for water, environment and sanitation (WES) sector at federal level and provinces; and description of WES management system; preparation of a dissemination strategy of the study for advocacy and increased government and external supporting agencies, funding for safe drinking water supply in most needy areas and sanitation in rural, peri-urban and urban areas including katchi abadis.

Period

May 2002 to October 2002

Project

Protecting Working Children and Combating Child Labour in Carpet Weaving Industry in Pakistan

Position

Programme Manager

Clients

ILO, CIDA, PCMEA

Duties

Child Care Foundation, a national level NGO has the mandate to develop a multi-pronged strategy to ensure prevention, elimination, and rehabilitation of child labour in carpet industry of Pakistan. Duties included planning, establishment and management of Non-Formal Education (NFE) Centres, managing field teams, development of village appraisals, creating linkages and networking with formal schools at the NFE locations, planning and implementation of social mobilization activities including organisation and activation of Village Education Committees (VECs) and Family Education Committees (FECs); assessing training needs and organizing trainings of concerned staff, logistic and management

support, mapping of education facilities data in AutoCAD, preparation of analytical, statistical, and narrative reports, project implementation and monitoring and evaluation of programme activities.

 

Period

March 2001 to Feb. 2002.

Project

‘Reproductive Health and Family Planning Services at Doorsteps’ Project, District Narowal

Position

Project Manager

Clients

DFID, UNICEF, OXFAM and IPPF.

Duties

The Programme Area included major part of Tehsil Narowal, Punjab, covering 209 villages with an aggregate population of around half a million. The Projects pertained to Reproductive Health and Family Planning, Women Empowerment, Adolescent Girls Project, World Population Fund Project, Facts for Life Project and TBAs Project. As Project Manager, duties included projects implementation, creating linkages and networking with communities, public/private sectors and NGOs/CBOs in the area, community mobilisation, preparation of analytical, statistical, financial and narrative reports, monitoring and supervision of projects, assessing training needs and organizing training of Project Staff, logistic and management support to the project, mapping of health and health-related facilities data in AutoCAD.  

Period

May 2000 to March 2001.

Project

NWFP Urban Development Project (TA-2940)

Position

Deputy Team Leader / Urban Planner

Client

GoNWFP / Asian Development Bank

Duties

Updating the Structure Plans for the 7 Project Towns (Charsadda, Swabi, Takht Bhai, Mansehra, Haripur, Timargara and Hangu), identification of town-specific projects through public hearings and discussions with (ex)-municipal councillors, municipal officials, NGOs/CBOs and community representatives, co-editor / author of planning / infrastructure and socio-economic reports; assisting in the co-ordination of staff members and establishment of stakeholders contacts.

Period

July 1998 to September 1999.

Project

Pakistan National Report for Habitat-II Conference organised by UNCHS in Turkey 

Position

Principal Planner

Client

Ministry of Environment, Urban Affairs and Local Government, Govt. of Pakistan

Duties

Study of relevant literature and its incorporation in the National Report, trends in Shelter and Urbanisation, provincial profiles, socio-economic indicators, Review of efficacy of past policies and strategies, best practices, priority issues, National Plan of Action and Policy Framework.

Period

1995-96

Project

Baseline Studies for Urban Basic Services (UBS) Project in selected slums of Lahore, Sargodha, Gujrat and Kasur.

Position

Consultant

Client

UNICEF/NGOs

Duties

Data collection, collation and report writing for the prevailing situation pertaining to Demographic Particulars of the households, Health and Nutrition, the Disabled Persons, Educational Levels (literacy rates, level of education, out of school children, drop-outs, reasons for not attending school, activities of out of school children, etc.), Housing and Services, Community Participation and priorities as perceived by people in a total of 30 slum areas in Lahore, Kasur, Sargodha and Gujrat.

Period

1994-95

Project

Feasibility Studies and Urban Master Planning of 10 Intermediate Towns in Punjab (IDA Credit 1895-Pak)

Position

Senior Urban Planner / Acting Team Leader

Client

Government of Punjab / World Bank

Duties

Preparation of Urban Master Plans with 25 years time horizon, including action-oriented 5-years plans for Gujranwala, Sialkot, Sheikhupura, Sargodha, Rahim Yar Khan, Bahawalpur, Sahiwal, Vehari, Burewala and Mian Channu. The tasks conducted included review of existing development plans for each city, urban planning strategies, landuse disposition, projected requirements, institutional framework, planning legislation and policy aspects.

Period

1993-94

Project

Shelter for Low Income Communities: Project Preparation Study

Position

Planner

Client

National Housing Authority / World Bank

Duties

Detailed study and impact evaluation of the Government of Punjab's Matching Grants Programme which aimed at physical development of infrastructure in rural areas and small towns (mostly local level drainage, local roads and small water supply schemes) through active community participation in more than 26 thousand villages in different districts of Punjab; also prepared working papers on community participation in shelter-related activities in urban and rural areas of the Province, including proposals for community development through training programmes, village/scheme selection, scheme preparation, measurement of community/Government inputs and role of communities in operation and maintenance of completed projects.   

Period

1991-92

Project

Integrated Area Development Projects for Galiyat  / Kaghan Valley.

Position

Project Manager / Principal Planner

Client

Planning and Development Department, GoNWFP

Duties

The two Project Areas comprised of an aggregate of around 1900 rural settlements. The project components included appraisal of different sectors such as tourism, environment, roads, water supply, sanitation, education, health and assessment of level of community participation and problem identification through household surveys as well as group interviews (with women, ex-local councillors, community prominents, shopkeepers, and farmers etc.), projected requirements and preparation of Integrated Area Development Projects for Kaghan Valley and the Galiyat Area. Also included were project implementation strategy, institutional strengthening, and the role of local communities/village organisations. Community participation was the central feature of the identified projects to ensure sustained involvement of the beneficiary communities. 

Period

1991-93

 

Project

Impact Evaluation of Punjab Sanitation Programme

 

Position

Senior Planner

 

Client

UNICEF

 

Duties

The Programme involved introduction of sanitary technologies and linked community development in selected rural areas of Punjab. Worked particularly on evaluation of training aspects at Local Government Training Institute, Lalamusa, job performance of sanitation promoters and management structure for project implementation.

 

Period

1986-1987

Project

Impact Evaluation of Community Basic Services (CBS) Project in Northern Areas

Position

Project Manager

Client

UNICEF / Northern Areas Administration

Duties

Northern Areas Administration in collaboration with UNICEF and Aga Khan Foundation launched the CBS Programme in 150 villages of Northern Areas (ex-Gilget Agency) during 1981-86. The Programme was based on community involvement to meet the problems of drinking water, sanitation, high infant and child mortality / morbidity and low levels of functional education. Was responsible for study concept, work methodology, project management, survey instruments, and report writing including impact evaluation, evaluation of training requirements, review of implementation framework and proposals for future set-up and implementation methodology.

Period

1989-1990

       

Project

Impact Evaluation of Kohlu Development Project, Balochistan

Position

Project Manager

Client

Department of Planning and Development, Government of Balochistan

Duties

Evaluation of Development Plans for tribal areas of Kohlu Agency. Planned sectors included agriculture, irrigation, livestock, education, health, roads and water supply. Responsible for Study concept, work methodology, impact analysis, management structure, and proposals for restructuring the development strategy. The evaluation was carried out through comprehensive village-level group interviews, household surveys and field observations.

Period

1986-1987

Project

National Human Settlements Policy Study

Position

Planner

Client

Ministry of Environment and Urban Affairs, Government of Pakistan

Duties

Analysis of population distribution data for all urban centres of the country, including population size distribution, growth trends during inter-censual periods, individual growth patterns of human settlements; calculating intra-urban infrastructure costs for 293 settlements (above 10,000 population), development of future population scenarios and preparation of National Human Settlements Policy for Pakistan.

Period

1982-1983

Project

Second Urban Development Project (SUDP), NWFP (TA-943 PK)

Position

Deputy Project Manager (Planning)

Client

GoNWFP / Asian Development Bank

Duties

Socio-economic surveys & analysis, population, employment and economy, community facilities including health and education, existing and projected urban growth patterns, planning standards, land requirements, Structure Plans and institutional framework for Mingora, Mardan, Kohat, Bannu, Dera Ismail Khan, and Abbottabad

Period

1988

Project

Master Plan for Greater Hyderabad

Position

Senior Planner

Client

Hyderabad Development Authority

Duties

Demographic studies, housing, social facilities, transportation, physical environment studies, spatial needs, growth strategies, zoning regulations, master planning and implementation framework.

Period

1987-1988

Project

Quetta Structure Plan

Position

Planning Associate

Client

Quetta Development Authority

Duties

Provided planning inputs for the preparation of Structure Plan, particularly for population and socio-economic aspects, industry, housing, social facilities, landuse and slums.

Period

1979-1980

Project

Ghubra South Planning Project, Muscat

Position

Planner

Client

Ministry of Municipalities, Government of Oman

Duties

The new community at Ghubra South was planned in the context of Capital Area Structure Plan. The Project aimed at providing dwelling units to satisfy requirements of various categories of people, including internal relocation of on-site residents. Conducted socio-economic and housing surveys of on-site residents and participated in preparation of Master Plan including design of the local centre, residential areas, circulation pattern and community facilities.

Period

1980-1981

Other Projects

·          

UMS Employees Cooperative Housing Society (now Phase-V of Defence Housing Authority, Lahore), 1997-98.

·          

Regi Lalma Township, Peshawar (1995-96)

·          

Special Industrial Zones at Larkana, Windher and Rahim Yar Khan (1995-96)

·          

Ch. Ghulam Abbas Housing Colony for Kashmiri refugees near Muridke (1992-93)

·          

Mehra Tanowli Housing Colony, Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir (1989-90)

·          

Mini Industrial Estates in Balochistan (1987-88)

·          

National Reference Manual for Planning and Infrastructure Standards (1983-85).

 
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