The Acting President of the Society for the Promotion of Engineering Sciences and Technology in Pakistan (SOPREST) Mr. Salim Saifullah Khan, General Council, Executive Committee Members, the Rector, Ghulam Ishaq Khan (GIK) Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid along with the academic faculties and officials of both organizations express their deepest sorrow and condolence at the passing away of Mr. Farid Rahman, the President of SOPREST and GIKI.
Mr. Farid Rahman has been a Regular and a committed Member of the General Council of SOPREST since 2010. He was elected its President in 2020.
Mr. Farid Rahman was earlier selected to the Civil Service of Pakistan (CSP) in 1962 and after serving for over a decade joined the United Nations Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF). He retired from the Fund after holding several high level positions including that of Country Director China. On returning to Pakistan Mr. Farid Rahman served in the Privatization Commission and later as Minister for Finance, Planning and Development in the former NWFP (KP).
He would be remembered as a dedicated and hardworking professional with lasting contributions to the organizations he served in within the country and abroad. His services to the society in diverse fields would remain a source of inspiration to those he worked with.
The SOPREST and GIK Institute while recording their condolences at Mr. Farid Rahman’s demise seek the Almighty’s blessings for the departed soul and pray that his family finds constant solace.