Abul Maal Abdul Muhith is a renowned economist, diplomat, freedom fighter and language veteran. Muhith served as the general secretary of the central committee of the Pakistan Civil Service Association and as Economic Councilor of the Pakistan Embassy in the US. He was also appointed as the Secretary of Planning and Secretary of the External Resource Department of Finance and Planning Ministry. After serving under several government positions, he was appointed as Minister of Finance in January 2009. Prior to his appointment, he also held positions at the Ford Foundation, the International Fund for Agricultural and Development, the World Bank, and the United Nations.