Dr. Farrukh Saleem is a journalist and political analyst who is currently also the executive director of the Center for Research and Security Studies (CRSS), a think tank focusing on Pakistan's political and economic security, as well as regional and environmental issues.
Originally a financial professional by occupation, he managed an eight figure equities portfolio invested in the New York Stock Exchange between the years 1988 and 1994.
CRSS is taken to be the first civil society initiative to conduct independent research on various crucial issues facing Pakistan. Dr. Farrukh Saleem is directing CRSS’s research team researching the curriculum taught in state-run schools.
On the culmination of this research exercise, a lobbying effort will be undertaken to convince Pakistan’s parliament into changing the curricula. CRSS is also occupied arranging a national level review conference on Pakistan’s water security and management practices in March 2008.
Dr. Farrukh Saleem has been a columnist for The News International, Pakistan's English-language daily. Prior to that, he wrote weekly columns for the Dawn newspaper. Dr. Saleem also worked as a correspondent on issues related to Pakistan, India and Iran for the Vancouver Sun, a Canadian newspaper.
He has additionally been a guest columnist for the Hong Kong-based Far Eastern Economic Review. He has served in capacity as the CEO of Dominion Stock Funds Limited, a KSE-listed company, and currently lives in Islamabad. He has two daughters and a son.