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Ali Sher Jakhrani: Honest police officer, an engineer, a topper, story-teller, a traveler

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KARACHI: Sindh province of Pakistan has been blessed with the most competent people whose life has been changed only because of their utmost dedication with the education. One such example is of Ali Sher Jakhrani who is presently working as Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of the National Highways and Motorway Police (NHMP) Sindh.

Ali Sher Jakhrani son of Mohammad Hayat Jakhrani, was born in a very poor family in a small village namely Saifal  Khan Jakhrani, union council Mohammadpur, taluka Garhi Khero, district Jacobabad on August 13, 1966.

He got his primary education from the Government Primary School Saifal Jakhrani and secondary education from the Government Secondary High School, Mohammadpur Odho in 1978. He was the topper in board examination in the whole district. Mr Ali Sher Jakhrani was kept out of school and assigned the job of shepherd on rotation basis along with his siblings.

While playing a trick with his nephew, Mr Ali Sher resumed his education secretly with a commitment with his nephew that he (Ali Sher Jakhrani) would share his half of the pocket money he gets if his nephew helps him in taking care of all the livestock and he attends regular classes in the college.

While seeing his extraordinary qualities, Ali Sher’s teachers – Habibullah brohi and Azizullah brohi- were very kind enough to support him in his education while his nephew used to take care of all the livestock outside the school for want of little amount. Ali Sher Jakhrani completed his intermediate from the Government Degree College Jacobabad and secured top position in the Board.

Being the topper of the board and a brilliant student, Ali Sher Jakhrani got admission in Karachi’s top engineering university – NED University of Engineering and Technology – in year 1984-85. He completed his Bachelors of Engineering (BE) in electrical engineering in the year 1990.

In year 1991-92, Mr Jakhrani appeared in the country’s competitive examination – Federal Public Service Commission -, Sindh Public Service Commission and three other commissioned jobs however he had joined country’s spy agency for quite some time and left the job. He had also qualified CSS, PCS and Audit and Accounts group in year 1992.

In 1992, Mr Jakhrai joined Sindh Government as Section Officer BS-17 and he had again appeared in the competitive examination for the post of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) in year 1995 and qualified for it. He, then, formally joined Sindh Police as DSP.

In year 1999, Ali Sher Jakhrani was selected to serve in the United Nations (UN) Mission in East Timore and subsequently in the Kosovo. He returned to Pakistan and rejoined police and he was posted as DSP Hala, Sanghar and Tando Muhammad Khan respectively in year 2002.

In year 2003, Mr Jakhrani was promoted and posted as Superintendent of Police (SP) Investigation, district Sanghar. After a brief posting as SP, Mr Ali Sher was once again was selected for the UN Mission in Liberia and returned after serving there for one year.

On his return from Liberia, Mr Jakhrani was posted as Deputy Director, Anti-Corruption and Enquiries, district Larkana where he served for two years. Once again in year 2006, Jakhrani was selected for UN Mission in Liberia where he represented Pakistan till 2010 as an expert of operations, investigation, security etc.

In December 2010, Mr Ali Sher returned to Pakistan and was posted as Deputy Commandant, Sindh Reserve Police (SRP) and later he was posted as AIG Welfare where he had cleared all the backlog of files, launched Hepatitis screening of all the police constables, made CMH and NICVD hospitals on police panel where any policeman could easily get free treatment at the expenses of police department.

Mr Ali Sher Jakhrani was the only officer who was assigned another job of police’s legal side and he presented police point of view before the apex court. With his dedication and committee, Mr Jakhrani was awarded membership of the bar councils.

Being the honest officer, Mr Jakhrani was posted in Hajj Mission in 2014 where he had served millions of Hajis. In year 2016, he was posted in Quetta, Balochistan.

In October 2017, Mr Jakhrani was posted as Director Law and Establishment of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), Islamabad where he served for two years. In year 2019, Jakhrani was posted as Deputy Inspector General (DIG), National Highways and Motorways Police where he worked on new mode and modalities, worked on nation building, introduced icon of excellence etc.

In February 2021, Mr Ali Sher Jakhrani was posted as DIG, NHMP, Sindh where he is still working on several projects to ensure respect of motorways police, ensure accident-free highways etc.  Besides, his brilliant service in the police, Mr Ali Sher Jakhrani travelled more than 36 countries of the world that included his official trips, scholarships, personal trips. He explored the world as traveler and tourists and wrote articles on beauty of nature which he had seen during his trips. He also contributed to the education of his village which has resulted 100 percent literacy in his native town.

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Muhammad Mushtaq Ibrahim Soomro – An urban town planner, architect, expert in building laws, a historian

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KARACHI: Born into a prominent agriculturist and business family on June 5, 1972, Muhammad Mushtaq Ibrahim Soomro hails from Shah Panjo Sultan, a small village in Mehar taluka, district Dadu. Mushtaq’s father, Muhammad Ibrahim Soomro was a senior bureaucrat who served the Sindh Government for decades. He has three brothers and two sisters, all highly educated and well settled.

Mushtaq received his primary education from the renowned NJV School. He completed his matriculation with A-grade from Abbasi Academy, Bahadurabad, affiliated with the Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) in 1987.

He then moved to Hyderabad, where he completed his intermediate education with another A-grade from the prestigious Public School Hyderabad under the Board of Intermediate Education Hyderabad in 1989. He was a bright student known for his active participation in extracurricular activities, Mushtaq won several awards for his writing skills.

With a vision to pursue a distinctive career, Mushtaq secured admission to Pakistan’s premier engineering university, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro, graduating with a Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) in 1996, once again achieving 2nd position.

Upon completing his university education, he was offered a lecturer position at Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro. Simultaneously, Mushtaq cleared a competitive selection process and joined the then Karachi Building Control Authority as Assistant Controller of Buildings (BS-17) in 1998, an autonomous body under the administrative control of the Local Government and Housing Town Planning Department.

Initially posted at Circle D, Mushtaq later served in the Design Section and gained field experience in building rules and regulations for five years. In 2003, he was appointed officiating deputy director. In 2011, with the formation of the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA), Mushtaq served as Deputy Director in various regions, including Larkana. He held positions such as Deputy Director Gulshan Town-I, Deputy Director Saddar Town-II, and Deputy Director Gulshan Town-II.

Finally promoted to BS-18 in 2014, Mushtaq served as Regional Director for the Larkana Region and Deputy Director (Coordination), SBCA HQ, Karachi. During this period, he also pursued and completed his semesters of Masters in Regional & City Planning from Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET), pending thesis submission due to official commitments.

In 2019, he was promoted to BS-19 and firstly posted as Director of Research and Regulations. Recognised for his integrity and dedication, Mushtaq has held multiple roles in BS-19, including Director Administration, Maintenance, Research and Regulations, Procurement, Finance and Accounts and Licensing and Records.

In October 2022, owing to his expertise in legal matters, building bylaws, and urban town planning, his services were retained by the Local Government and Housing Town Planning Department, Government of Sindh, where he undertook several special assignments.

Following a brief stint, Having Diploma in Leadership & Management and Finance & Accounts, Mushtaq Soomro returned to SBCA in September 2023 as Director Administration and Finance, HQ, and Regional Director for the Hyderabad Region. Presently, he is performing duties as Transition Officer (industries) in the SBCA, assisting in formulating rules and regulations for the industrial sector alongside his primary role as Director Administration and Finance having office at SBCA HQ Karachi.

Mushtaq has had an impressive array of service credentials at SBCA, including serving as SBCA’s Focal Person and liaison officer for the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for many years. He has been member of the committee notified for the draft Service regulations of SBCA. He has also been the Coordinator and Head of the SBCA Reforms Committee, instrumental in introducing the stage-wise ‘Single Window (paper-less) Facility’ for online processing of construction permits under the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Programme.

Mushtaq has also been a Member of the Standing Committee on Karachi Building and Town Planning Regulations (KB&TPR) and has played a pivotal role as Focal Person and Member of the team of technical draftsmen for the legislation and framework of the newly formed Sindh Master Plan Authority. His contributions also include technical drafting of the Sindh High Density Development Board Rules and serving as the Focal Person for the National Coordination Committee on Housing, Construction, and Development (NCCHCD) / Prime Minister’s Naya Pakistan Housing & Development Authority.

Additionally, he has chaired the Committee on One Window Operations at Khairpur Special Economic Zone (KSEZ) in alignment with the SBCO / KB&TPR, based on proposals from the Investment Department, Government of Sindh. He has been also member of the technical committee assigned the task to prepare energy conservation building code of Pakistan by National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority.

Additionally, he has been key member of the committee who drafted the Regional building and town planning regulations for the other regions of SBCA except Karachi. He is also visiting faculty member at Pakistan Institute of Management. In the face of challenges, Mushtaq has proven to be an impediment for the old guard with his unwavering commitment to excellence. Despite facing continuous pressures and defamation attempts, he has consistently demonstrated steadfast dedication in carrying out his official duties.

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Imtiaz Ali Abro – A fine administrator, a topper, legal and financial fellow, FPSC qualifier

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KARACHI: While opening his eyes in the financially stable and a prominent family of Mehar Town of District Dadu, Imtiaz Ali Abro son of Mumtaz Ali was born on January 30, 1978.

Mr Imtiaz received his early education from the Government Primary Main School, Mehar while he received secondary education from the Government High School Mehar, both with scholarship and clinched A1 grade from BISE Hyderabad.

He passed his intermediate from the Government Degree College, Khairpur Nathan Shah, affiliated with the Board of Intermediate Education Hyderabad in 1996. He grabbed A-grade in the intermediate examination.

Imtiaz Ali Abro remained outstanding student in the school, as well as, in the college who always took active part in the extra-curricular activities, remained Captain of High School Team and also won debate and writing competitions in the school and college.

While finishing his college education, Mr Abro got admission in the most prestigious institution – Chandka Medical College – Larkana, the home district two former premiers Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed, to be a doctor however he quit the MBBS degree in the second year.

Then, he moved to Karachi, the port city, where he got admission in the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) from where completed CA Foundation.

With an ambition to do something different in life, Imtiaz Ali Abro appeared in the entry test of province’s premier education institution – University of Sindh – and clinched 1st position. He did his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance in 2003 by securing the highest GPA 3.82 out of 4.

Immediate after completing his MBA degree, Imtiaz Abro started his telecommunication business in Karachi & Dadu . In the meantime, he also completed his LLB and LLM from city’s top university – University of Karachi – by securing First Class.

In 2005, Imtiaz Abro appeared in departmental commission of the Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) and qualified for the post of Assistant Audit Officer. He served the federal government for four and a half years.

In 2009, Imtiaz also appeared in the most competitive examination held by the Sindh Public Service Commission (SPSC) that he qualified with flying colours. He joined the most prestigious post of Assistant Commissioner (BS-17) in Sindh Government.

Firstly, Imtiaz was posted as Assistant Commissioner Daharki, district Ghotki. He also served as Assistant Commissioner Naushero Feroze, Pithoro (Umarkot) Karachi Nazimabad and SITE area. He also served as Assistant Commissioner Landhi for more than three years. In 2015, he grabbed first position in AC-I and AC-II examination.

In 2017, Mr Abro was promoted to BS-18 and was posted as Deputy Director, Education and Literacy Department. He also served as Project Director Automation, Board of Revenue.

Imtiaz had also worked as Senior Director (Operations) in the Sindh Food Authority (SFA) where he served with utmost commitment for one and a half years. Then, he was posted as Additional Deputy Commissioner, Karachi’s Central district where he remained posted for four months.

He also served Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) as Senior Director at different portfolios and Financial Advisor for more than two years. He had also served as Deputy Commissioner, district Sujawal for some eleven months. He also briefly worked as Director Commerce and Industries in Government of Sindh.

Presently, Imtiaz Ali Abro is working as Director, Anti-Corruption Establishment, Sindh where he is working tirelessly to root out the menace of financial embezzlement from the government departments.

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Zahid Hussain Mirani – A lawyer, an investigator, a cricketer, a debater

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KARACHI: Zahid Hussain Mirani son of Gulzar Ahmed Mirani was born at Garhi Yasin, a town of district Shikarpur on January 25, 1978. His father was a contractor. Zahid Mirani has two brothers and a sister.

Mr Zahid received his early education from the Government Primary School, Habib Mungrani while he got secondary education from the Government Shah Abdul Latif High School, Shikarpur, affiliated with the Board of Secondary Education Sukkur with flying colours in 1993.

He passed his intermediate from the Government C&S Degree College, Shikarpur, affiliated with the Board of Intermediate Education Sukkur in 1995. Yet again, he secured good grades.

Mr Mirani was an extraordinary student in his school as well as in the college. He took active part in debate competitions and loved to play cricket.

While finishing his college education, Zahid Hussain got admission in Sindh’s prominent educational institution – University of Sindh – from where he completed his Bachelors of Science (B.Sc) and Masters of Science (M.Sc) in Physiology in 2000.

Mr Mirani also did his LLB from Haji Maula Bux Law College, Shikarpur which was affiliated with Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur in 2006. He became member of the Sindh Bar Council in 2008 and started practicing in lower and upper courts. He received a good repute being as the most competent lawyer.

In 2011, Zahid Hussain Mirani appeared and qualified the Departmental Commission of the Anti-Corruption Department, a provincial watchdog, and became Sub-Inspector (BPS-14).

Firstly, he was posted as Sub-Inspector at Deputy Director Karachi office in October 2011. He went to Police Training Center Shahdadpur for the police training.

While returning from the one year training, Mr Mirani was posted as Circle Officer, district Jamshoro. He was then posted in the office of Deputy Director South Zone Karachi.

Mirani had also served as Circle Officer Thatta, Sujawal, Tharparkar and Umerkot districts where he unearthed and investigated several cases of financial misappropriations.

In 2017, Zahid Hussain Mirani was promoted to the post of Inspector (BS-16) and remained posted in the office of Deputy Director Mirpurkhas and Director’s office at Karachi. He had also served as Circle Officer Karachi Souh and East districts.

In 2024, Zahid Mirani was promoted to the post of Assistant Director (BS-17) and posted at the Directorate of Anti-Corruption Establishment where he is serving till date.

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