Mr. Irfan Ali is the Federal Secretary, Power Division, Ministry of Energy.
He joined the Civil Service of Pakistan in 1986 and over the course of his career, has held various Secretariat, Field and Staff assignments. He has held the positions of Secretary, Privatisation Division/Privatisation Commission, Ministry of Privatisation and Chairman, Chief Minister’s Inspection Team (CMIT), Punjab, Lahore. He has had the opportunity to serve in all the four Provinces of Pakistan. He started his career as Assistant Commissioner Chitral and went on to serve as a Deputy Commissioner in Naushahro Feroze, Sindh, Deputy Commissioner Karachi South, Deputy Commissioner Turbat and Panjgur, Balochistan and as Political Agent, Qila Saifullah, Balochistan. He also had an opportunity of serving in the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (Director Katchi Abadis, Karachi, Project Director, Orangi and Director Land for Karachi) and as an Administrator, Larkana Municipal Corporation. He has served in the Sindh, Balochistan and Punjab Secretariats in different capacities. He has served as Managing Director, Tourism Development Corporation of Punjab (TDCP), Director General, Punjab Horticulture Authority (PHA) and Director General, Lahore Development Authority (LDA) in the Punjab. He has been Secretary, Housing and Public Health Engineering, Secretary Food, Secretary Industries and Secretary, Higher Education in the Punjab. He was also a pioneer in a major Project for Primary Health Care Restructuring in which he piloted the Rahim Yar Khan Pilot Project along with the Punjab Rural Support Program (PRSP).