Engr. Dr M. Akram Sheikh, Minister of State/ Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Planning and Development Division, Government of Pakistan, is the first Chancellor and the Chairperson of the Senate of the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), Islamabad. Dr Nadeem Ul Haque has been appointed as the first Vice-Chancellor of the PIDE, Islamabad, with effect from January 3rd, 2007, with reference to the Notification No. 2(87) Ad.VII/PIDE/PD/2000(A), dated January 3rd, 2007, of the Planning Commission, Planning and Development Division, Government of Pakistan, Islamabad, and the office order No.1/2007, dated January 8th, 2007, of the PIDE, Islamabad. Dr Haque joined PIDE as Director in April 2006.