LT. General Haroon Aslam (Retd)

History | Background

Lieutenant General Muhammad Haroon Aslam, HI(M), SBt, (Retd) is the Chief Executive Officer of Aaron Azlam (Pvt.) Ltd. The General had an illustrious military career of four decades with rich and diverse experience of command, staff and instructional assignments.  He commanded a Corps and the elite Special Service Group (SSG). He is a graduate of Command & Staff College, Quetta, Defense Services Command & Staff College Bangladesh and National Defense University (War Wing). He holds a Master degrees in Defence Studies and Political Science.


In addition to various important military positions, General Haroon also headed a para military outfit and served as Chief Executive Officer of Earthquake Reconstruction & Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA). In latter position he planned and supervised high profile reconstruction and rehabilitation projects in the aftermath of disastrous earthquake in AJ&K and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He has vast international exposure including foreign trainings, assignments and an appointment at the United Nations. He has been actively involved in campaign against terrorism in Pakistan. Leading from the front he played an instrumental role routing the dreaded Taliban from the Swat Valley during the Operation Rah-e-Rast. The successful operation laid the foundation of long lasting peace in the then troubled North of Pakistan. In recognition of his outstanding services, he was awarded Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military) and Sitara-i-Basalat.

Current Ventures

Post military career, he was appointed as the Chief Executive and Managing Director of Fauji Fertilizer Bin Qasim Limited (FFBL), one of the leading public limited companies of Pakistan. He has also been on the board of directors of Foundation Wind Energy-I&II and Askari Commercial Bank Limited, besides being Director and Chairman of Management Committee of Pakistan Maroc Phosphore (PMP), Morocco. 

Social Ventures

General set up Aaron Azlam (Pvt) Ltd in 2017 and in a matter of just a few years he once again proved his mettle by successfully expanding the company and setting up numerous subsidiaries. He is also the Editor in Chief and Publisher of Safety & Security Today, Pakistan’s only magazine focused on safety & security issues. He contributes op-eds to some of Pakistan’s leading newspapers. General Haroon is the Chairman of non-profit organization Khilari Foundation, NGO that supports sports activities among under privileged children in Pakistan. He is also the president, Advisory Board of Iqbal Institute of Policy Studies (IIPS) – a think tank that focusses on research and policy advocacy.