Synergy Group

In order to develop a common understanding of the DRF initiatives/ programs in the country amongst all the stakeholders, there is a requirement to create a forum of the relevant stakeholders. NDRMF has created the DRF Synergy Group (SG) to help achieve better coordination amongst the key stakeholders and improved understanding of the country’s needs in the context of disaster risk financing.



Promote transparency and the effective exchange of information in order to achieve an enhanced level of coordination and cooperation amongst key stakeholders in disaster risk financing in Pakistan.


SG Terms of References

  • Support the development of the National DRF strategy for Pakistan.
  • Help shape the future of the DRF approach in Pakistan.
  • Coordinate amongst the key stakeholders with respect to ongoing DRF activities and future programs.
  • Identify synergies and overlaps and build partnerships among key stakeholders involved in Disaster Risk Financing in Pakistan.
  • Assist dissemination of strategic information and best practices.
  • Provide strategic direction for national planning in disaster risk financing.
  • Provide expert advice for research, instrument development and scale-up of interventions for achieving enhanced fiscal resilience.
  • Assist resource mobilization for DRF activities in Pakistan.
  • Any activities assigned to the SG by NDMA and NDRMF.


SG Members

The Fund moderates the SG with the following composition:

1 NDRMF Mr. Khurram Khaliq Khan GM – P&OG
2 NDRMF Mr. Muhammad Fawad Hayat DGM – DRF
3 NDRMF Dr. Kamal Ahmed DM – DRF


4 NDMA Mr. Idrees Mahsud Member (DRR)
5 PDMA Balochistan Mr. Attaullah Mengal Director (Planning & Relief)
6 PDMA Sindh Mr. Muhammad Shayyan Shah Deputy Director (Operations)
7 PDMA Punjab Mr. Imran Khan Mughal Senior Accounts Officer
8 PDMA KP Mr. Tajdar Khan Assistant Director (DRM)
9 Other Districts Disaster Management Authority Mr. Zubair Ahmed Khan AD (Admin & Compensation)


10 PakRe Mr. Muhammad Junaid Moti Executive Director (Underwriting)
11 NICL Dr. Syed Kausar Ali Zaidi Zonal Head North Zone
12 IAP Mr. Nasar – us – Samad Qureshi Chairman IAP & Chief Executive Alfalah Insurance


13 SECP Mr. Syed Nayyar Hussain Director (Insurance)
14 SBP Mr. M Anwaar Alam Khokhar AD – AC&MFD


15 Ministry of Finance Mr. Bilal Khan Financial Advisor – Cabinet
16 Ministry of Commerce Mr. Taimur Tajammal Joint Secretary (Admn)
17 Economic Affairs Division Mr. Saeed Chaudhry
18 BISP Mr. Nasir Saeed Akhtar Warraich Director (Beneficiary Services)


19 ADB Mr. Mian S. Shafi Senior Project Officer
20 WB Ms. Ditte Fallessen Senior Operations Officer
21 KfW Ms. Christine Eberhard Principal Project Manager