Ms. Farooq, a member of the Senate of Pakistan, was the architect for Pakistan’s polio eradication from 2013-2018. The success of the programme was astounding: at the end of her tenure, the number of reported cases fell to 3 from 306. As a result, she was awarded the Sitara-i-Imtiaz, Pakistan’s third highest civilian honour.
“My training in LUMS was instrumental in aiding both my professional and personal life. Respect for diversity, teamwork, perseverance and time management are all values and skills that I acquired and honed while at LUMS.”