The sponsoring body of the University – the Foundation for Advancement of Science and Technology (FAST) was established in 1980. It is registered with the Government of Pakistan as a charitable institution. In 1985, it selected higher education as a vehicle to pursue its objective of producing scientists and technologists of the highest calibre. FAST pioneered the development of IT industry in Pakistan by offering the country’s first undergraduate program in Computer Science. Today, this University, sponsored by FAST, stands recognized as the leader and trend-setter in this field in Pakistan and abroad.

A Board of Governors, elected in accordance with its Charter, manages the affairs of the Foundation. The members of the Board are eminent personalities in their respective fields and are associated with the Foundation in an honorary capacity.


Mr. Wasim Sajjad

Ex-Chairman, Senate of Pakistan

Secretary General

Rana Ghulam Shabbir

S.I., T.Q.A.

Dr. Amir Muhammed

Mr. Arshad Nasar

Ex-Chairman/CEO, Oil and Gas Development Co. Ltd

Ms. Khadija Haq

President, Mahbubul Haq Development Center, Lahore

Dr. M. Qasim Jan

Ex-Vice Chancellor, Quaid-e Azam University, Islamabad

Justice (Retd.) Mian Muhammad Ajmal

Ex-Judge, Supreme Court of Pakistan

Mr. Nawazish Ali Sheikh

Director, Ravi Thread Works, Lahore

Mr. Nisar A. Memon

Ex-Federal Minister for Information & Broadcasting

Mr. Qaiser Ahmed Shaikh

Ex-Member, National Assembly of Pakistan

Dr. Rafique Ahmad

Ex-Vice Chancellor, University of the Punjab

Mr. Rashid A.Khan

Chairman, Nayatel Ltd and Micronet Ltd, Islamabad

Justice (Retd.) S. Ali Aslam Jafri

Ex-Judge, Sindh High Court

Dr.Samar Mubarakmand

Member, Science & Technology, Planning Commission of Pakistan