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Mr. Jafar Shah MP
Chairman of the Standing Committee on Health,
Member of the Standing Committee on Law and Parliamentary Affairs,
Member of the Standing Committee on Establishment,
Member of the Standing Committee on Religious Affairs,
Member of the Standing Committee on Transport.
Chairman of the Board of Directors CARAVAN
Mr. Jafar Shah is from a small village, Shahgram, Madyan in the Swat district of the North-West Frontier province of Pakistan. He completed a Bachelor of Science degree from Peshawar University in 1977-78, followed by a degree in Law from the University of Karachi in 1981. After practicing law in his village, Mr. Shah joined Intercooperation, a Swiss NGO working in Pakistan. He began his career with Intercooperation as Social Organisor and, after working for this organization for twelve years on different positions, finally acted as Head of the Programme. In 1996, Mr. Shah joined a national NGO, the Rural Support programme of Pakistan, as Programme Manger in the Eastern part of the province until 2004, when he became Executive Director of a national NGO, CARAVAN (www.caravan-swat.org). As a pioneer of this project, he is still partly affiliated with CARAVAN as Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Mr. Shah was elected to the provincial Assembly of the North West Frontier Province in 2008.