Growth of Aviation Sector in Pakistan
Mr. Farooq Rehmatullah’s lecture covered his views about Economic and Ssocial benefits of Air Transport; a comparative study of the contribution of the aviation sector to GDP, government taxes on domestic routes, density of flights and connectivity of air transport services in Pakistan and other countries in the region, and the way forward for aviation sector in Pakistan.
Mr. Farooq Rehmatullah, is one of the outstanding leaders of business and industry in Pakistan. He joined Burmah Shell in 1968 after obtaining his law degree. He had a brilliant career in Burmah Shell in Pakistan and Shell International in UK, and was appointed Chairman and Managing Director of Shell Pakistan in 2001. After leaving Shell Pakistan he has held a number of key positions in the country: The Founding Member of PAPCO (Pak Arab Pipeline Company Limited); Director General of Civil Aviation Authority of Pakistan; Chairman of Oil and Gas Development Company Limited; Chairman of LEADS Pakistan; Chairman of Pakistan Refinery Limited; Founding Member of Pakistan Human Development Fund; Member of the Economic Advisory Council, Ministry of Finance, Government of Pakistan; Member of National Commission of Government Reforms and Director on the Boards of PCB, PIA and Pakistan Stone Development Company. He is currently leading an Expert Energy group which has developed a 25-year Integrated Energy Plan (first time ever in the history of energy planning) for the country. This plan has been in principle accepted by the Government, Pakistan Business Council, international agencies and some other stakeholders. The Expert Energy group continues to work in updating and revising the energy plan on an annual basis and engaging political leadership and other stakeholders. He is also serving on the Boards of Directors of Faysal Bank; Society for Sustainable Development; Resource Development Committee of Aga Khan University Hospital and Pakistan Refinery Ltd as Director and Chairman of the Board. He is also a Trustee of Legends Trust formed by the Government of Sindh.