Raja Muhammad Farooq Niaz graduated in Law from University of Punjab Lahore and joined Muzaffarabad bar for a short period. Joined Civil Services Academy Lahore in Fourth Common Training Programme. After training served as Assistant Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner (Mirpur and Muzaffarabad Districts), Deputy Secretary, Additional Secretary, Commissioner Mirpur Division, Secretary to Government (various departments), Senior Member Board of Revenue (BS-21), Additional Chief Secretary (Gen.) and Chairman PM Inspection and Implementation Commission (BS-22).
During service went to University of Manchester (UK) for Post Graduate Diploma in Economic and Social Studies and Harvard University (USA) for Executive Leadership Development Programme. Have been to all the leading in service training institutions like Civil Services Academly Lahore, Pakistan Academy for Rural Development Peshawar, NIPA Lahore and Pakistan Administrative Staff College Lahore.
Joined AJK Election Commission on 02/10/2018.