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Nasim Ashraf (Urdu: نسيم أشرف) was the Chairman of the National Commission for Human Development (NCHD), Pakistan and a Minister of State. Prior to that, Ashraf served as the Team Leader for the President’s Task Force on Human Development in 2001. He was also appointed as chairman PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board) by the President of Pakistan in October 2006. He resigned from the post of Pakistan Cricket Board on 18 August 2008 when president Pervez Musharraf resigned from presidency on 18 August 2008.
Ashraf comes from a pioneering cricketing family of the NWFP. His maternal grandfather, Karim Baksh, played First-Class cricket in India and was one of the first elected members of the Pakistan Cricket Board in 1949. Ashraf had a very brief first-class cricket career, spanning just 3 matches for the Peshawar Cricket Association in the 1969–70 Quaid-e-Azam Cricket Trophy where as a middle-order batsman. He scored 50 runs, with a best of 21 and a duck on debut.
He also played for the Pakistan Under 19 team which played against the English team in the year of 1969. He was appointed as the chairman PCB due to his vast management expertise. He was responsible for bringing about the Constitution of the Pakistan Cricket Board albeit after some serious delays. The task was first entrusted to Shahrayar Khan, who resigned and Nasim Ashraf finally succeeded in getting the Constitution restored after having it vetted to make it more corporate in nature. The new Constitution mandates a 14-member governing board with four representatives of the regional associations, one representative of the cricket playing organisations, two representatives of the players, and seven technocrats specialising in finance, law, media, and management. This new Constitution has significantly diluted the powers of the chairman.
He was elected to the Chairmanship of the Asian Cricket Council in June 2008.
Submission and rejection of resignation
In March 2007, having been in the position for five months after he took over from Shaharyar Khan who stood down in October, Ashraf tendered his own resignation, accepting responsibility for the Pakistan team's first round exit from the 2007 Cricket World Cup in the West Indies at the hands of young Irish Cricket Team. But his resignation was subsequently rejected by president Pervez Musharraf who was asked him to "continue his duty to rebuild the Pakistan cricket team on modern and professional lines".
Other appointments and positionsTeam Leader, President of Pakistan’s Human Development, 2001
Co-Chair Human Development Foundation of North America
Chairman, Oregon Medical Association Public Health Committee, 1993
Chairman, APPNA-SEHAT, 1989–1999
President, PAK-PAC, 1990–1991, 1993–94
President, Douglas County Medical Society, 1992
President, Association of Pakistani Physicians of North America, 1987–1998
Delegate, Oregon Medical Association, 1993–1996
Director, International Association of American Physicians, 1988
Member of Board, PAK-PAK, 1990 – present
Member of Board, Islamic Center, Eugene, Oregon, 1982–1987
Member APPNA Advisory Task Force to Ministry of Health, Government of Pakistan, 1982
Awards and honoursConferred Sitara-i-Imtiaz by President of Pakistan in 2006 for 30 years of distinguished public service.
UNESCO INTERNATIONAL AWARD for Literacy in 2006.
Awarded Gold Medal for the Most Outstanding Graduate of Khyber Medical College 1956–2004 on occasion of KMC’s Golden Jubilee.
Lifetime Achievement Award by Khyber Medical College Alumni Association of North America. 2004.
Gold Medal Award by Sohni Dharti 2004
Star Man of the Year Award by South Asia Publications (SAP) – 2003.
Recipient of American College of Physicians Linda Rosenthal Award 2002.
Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Award given by the American College of Physicians, 2002
Special Award from Fairfax County, Virginia, USA for promoting Asian American Harmony. 2000
Institute of Overseas Pakistani’s, Gold Medal Award, 1996
WHO’S WHO IN AMERICA, 1994
APPNA Gold Medal Award, 1993
APPNA Presidential Award, 1986
Khyber Medical College Dean’s Award for Service to Alma Mater, 1998
South Douglas County Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Citizen Award, 1992
Best Student of the School, St. Mary’s Cambridge School, Peshawar, 1965
Merit Scholarship Recipient, Peshawar Board of Education, Pakistan, 1967
Graduated with Honors Final M.B.B.S, 1972 (Fourth position in Class)
American Medical Association
Oregon Medical Association
Douglas County Medical Society
American College of Physicians
Renal Physicians Association & American Society of Hypertension
Association of Pakistani Physicians of North America
Islamic Medical Association
National Kidney Foundation
PG County Medical Society
Publications and lectures26–29 July 2002 – The 2002 Caux Dialogue “New Challenges for Muslims & Non-Muslims”
26 April 1998 – Columbia University, New York, NY “Human Development Policy Options for Pakistan in the 21st Century”
7 March 1998 – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, “Role of Civil Society in Development”
December 1997 – AWAZ TV Program, Washington, DC, Panelist “Current Political Crisis in Pakistan”
November 1997 – AWAZ TV Program, Washington, DC, Annual Dinner chaired by Mr. Moeen Qureshi, former Prime Minister of Pakistan “Civic Responsibilities of Pakistani Americans”
September 1997 – Wake Forest, NC, American Institute of Pakistan Studies: 50th Anniversary Celebrations of Pakistan. AIPS – Panel discussion on “Jinnah” along with Prof. Akbar S. Ahmed and Chief Justice (retd.) Nasim Hassan Khan.
July 1997 – New York, NY, APPNA Annual Conference, “Human Development issues in Pakistan” Co-Chair of Symposium along with Mahbub ul Haq, former Finance Minister of Pakistan
March 1997 – George Washington University, Washington, D.C., Symposium on Occasion of Pakistan’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations “Participants of Young Pakistani Americans in the Political Process in America”
October 1996 – “Jinnah”, “What he means to Pakistani Americans.” Launch of the film Jinnah at Waldrof Astoria, New York, NY
July 1996 – APPNA SEHAT, Primary Health Care Model and Role of Civil Society in Development in Pakistan Institute of Overseas Pakistanis, Islamabad
June 1996 – Portland State University, Portland Oregon “Clash of Civilizations – Reality or Myth.” (MET Conference)
July 1995 – Dallas, TX, APPNA Annual Convention, “Geo Political role of Pakistan in South Asia”
July 1994 – Istanbul, Turkey, International Conference on Health of IMA APPNA SEHAT Prime Health Care model for Developing Countries
October 1992 – “APPNA SEHAT”, What expatriate Pakistanis owe Pakistan, London, APPUKI
May 1992 – Umpqua Community College, Roseburg, Oregon, “Islam, Judaism & Christianity, the Common Link.”
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