In 2013 he was appointed Chairman, FBR (July 2013 to October, 2015) and under his leadership FBR revenues witnessed significant growth, and the concept of Filer/Non-Filer was introduced. The exercise of withdrawal of Statutory Regulatory Orders was undertaken and slabs of Custom Duties were reduced to four.
Thereafter, he took charge as Secretary, Economic Affairs Division and then as Secretary Finance from where he retired on June 18, 2017. As Secretary Finance, he also served as a Director on the SBP Board during February - June, 2017.
He holds a Master's degree in Public Administration from Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University - where he was awarded the prestigious Littauer Fellowship - and an LLB from the University of the Punjab, Lahore. He attended National Management Course at National School of Public Policy Lahore in 2009 as well as training at National Institute of Public Administration (NIPA) in 2004. His professional expertise and experience includes public policy formulation and implementation with specialization in public finance and taxation.