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Dr Mustafa Suhag – A civil servant, a doctor, an educationist, social activist

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KARACHI: While belonging to a well-off and educated family of Khairpur district, Dr Ghulam Mustafa Suhag son of Ghulam Nabi Suhag was born on May 15, 1963 at Muhammad Saleh Suhag village, taluka Kingri, district Khairpur. His father was a landlord of the area.

Mr Mustafa Suhag received his initial education from the Government Primary and Secondary School in his native town while he passed his matriculation from the Board of Secondary Education Sukkur. He was an extraordinary student throughout his studies and clinched A plus grades.

Ghulam Mustafa did his intermediate from the Government Degree College, Khairpur, affiliated with the Board of Intermediate Education Sukkur and again grabbed top position in the college. He also took active part in student politics, debate competitions and wrote several motivational stories.

After completing his intermediate, he was selected in the Chandka Medical College, Larkana from where he completed his MBBS in 1990.

Simultaneously, he also completed his Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Masters of Arts (MA) in International Relations from the Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur in 1995.

While completing his medical degree, Dr Ghulam Mustafa Suhag started his first job as Project Director, Social Action Board (People’s Programme), Khairpur from 1995 to June 1996. He dealt with development projects and schemes i.e road sector and building especially in rural areas of the district. The selection for this post was made through competitive process i.e after qualifying the written test and interview.

Meanwhile, Dr Mustafa Suhag also appeared in the Combined Competitive Examination, held by the Sindh Public Service Commission (SPSC) and qualified it. He was firstly posted as Section Officer (SO) in Home Department in 1996 where he worked till January 1, 1997. He dealt with affairs of uplift of police work and prisons during his posting.

From January 1, 1997 till December 11, 1997, Mr Suhag worked as Section Officer in Irrigation and Power Department from. He dealt with establishment matters and accounts related assignment i.e transfer/posting, promotion cases and disciplinary actions under the relevant rules, salary matters there.

After that, he was posted as Section Officer in Enquiries and Anti-Corruption Establishment where he worked with utmost honesty and commitment till December 31, 2000. Again, he was posted as Section Officer in Home Department where he worked dedicatedly till 2003.

He briefly worked in Land Utilization Department, Board of Revenue as Section Officer/Deputy Secretary till August 2004. He also worked as Section Officer and as Deputy Secretary in Local Government Department from September 1, 2004 to May 31, 2005.

With his interest and love towards books and literature, Dr Ghulam Mustafa Suhag also did his MS in Development Economics/Social Sciences from the Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (Szabist) in 2006.

He also got posted in Land Utilization Department, Board of Revenue where he worked until December 31, 2008. During his posting in the Board of Revenue, Mr Ghulam Mustafa Suhag dealt with cases of regularization of land cancelled under the Ordinance 2001 and the cases of new allotment of land under the statement of conditions of 2006. Also pursued the court cases in High Court of Sindh Karachi being well versed in legal matters. Due to extra ordinary performance, was awarded appreciation certificates and honorarium.

He was once again posted as Deputy Secretary Local Government Department from 01-08-2009 to 31-01-2012 and from 01-01-2014 to 31-12-2014. In the meanwhile, he also briefly worked as Deputy Secretary in Food Department from 20-02-2009 to 31-07-2009.

Furthermore, Mr Suhag also worked as Additional Secretary (OPS) in Education and Literacy Department and Labour and Human Resource Department in 2013. Besides, he also did his Diploma in Human Resource from PIM Karachi in 2013.

In the year 2016 was promoted to the post of Additional Secretary (BS-19) and posted as Director Labour Sindh from 16-11-2015 to 30-09-2016. He was then posted in Excise, Taxation and Narcotics Control Department from 27-09-2016 to 05-03-2019.

He also briefly worked as Secretary Workers Welfare Board Sindh of Labour and Human Resource Department from February 28, 2019 to May 28, 2019. He also worked as Project Director, Monitoring, Evaluation & Coordination (MEC) of Public Health Engineering Department from 01-04-2019 to 05-09-2019.

Mr Mustafa Suhag also worked as Director General, Rural Development Sindh from 06-09-2019 to 07-02-2022 (including additional charge) with Head Office at Hyderabad.

Presently, Mr Suhag has been posted as Managing Director, Sindh Technical Education and Vocational Authority (STEVTA) since September 2021 which is a senior position in BS-20. He deals with 252 institutes of the authority across the province and almost 350 private institutes in the province for the monitoring and their registration issues at authority’s level. Dr Ghulam Mustafa Suhag was nominated/appointed as Member, Board of Trustees, Shah Abdul Latif Education Trust, Sindhi Muslim Co-operative Housing Society (SMCHS) in 2001. Currently also working as Honorary Secretary of this Trust.

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Kamal Hakeem Dayo – A topper, an engineer, administrative pundit, book-lover

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KARACHI: Opening his eyes in the well-educated, prominent landlord family of Khairpur district, Kamal Hakeem Dayo son of Abdul Hakeem Dayo is the young man who achieves what he wishes for despite the luxury life. His father was a senior officer of Sindh Government who retired from the service as Director of the Agriculture Department, GoS.

Mr Kamal Hakeem has only one brother namely Iqbal Dara who is also the most competent and commissioned officer. Presently, Iqbal Dara is serving as Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP), Government of Sindh.

Kamal Hakeem received his primary and secondary education from the Public School Hyderabad. He outshined in the matriculation examination held by the Board of Secondary Education Hyderabad.

He also clinched A-1 grades in the intermediate examination held by the Board of Intermediate Education Sukkur.

With the decent personality and smiling face, Kamal Hakeem was an outstanding and brilliant student who always topped in his studies. Besides, he always took active part in extra-curricular activities in school, as well as, in the college.

While finishing his intermediate, Kamal Hakeem succeeded to get admission in the well-reputed and prominent educational institution of Sindh – Mehran University of Engineering and Technical (MUET) – from where he completed his Bachelor’s of Engineering (BE) in Civil Engineering.

Aiming to do something different in life, Kamal appeared and qualified the most toughest and competitive examination held by the Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC). He then joined the Airport Security Force (ASF) as Assistant Director where he had served for quite some time.

Yet again, he was selected through rigorous selection process and joined the National Accountability Bureau, a corruption watchdog, as Assistant Director-cum-Investigating Officer (IO). He had briefly served the NAB.

In the meanwhile, Kamal Hakeem also appeared and qualified the competitive examination undertook by the Sindh Public Service Commission (SPSC) and allotted the Ex-PCS slot. He joined the Sindh Government as Assistant Commissioner (AC).

Firstly, he was posted as Assistant Commissioner (UT) at Hyderabad. He also served as Assistant Commissioner Karachi South; Model Colony; Gulshan-e-Iqbal; Nazimabad. He had also served as Additional Deputy Commissioner-II Karachi East and Additional Deputy Commissioner-II South district of Karachi.

With his promotion to BS-18, Mr Kamal was posted as Deputy Secretary, Sindh Education and Literacy Department where he served for a brief period. He had also worked as Deputy Secretary in Energy Department, Government of Sindh.

Afterwards, Kamal was posted as Additional Deputy Commissioner-I in Karachi’s Central district where he served with utmost honesty and determination. Then, he was posted as Deputy Director, Sindh Food Authority.

Kamal Hakeem also served as Deputy Director, Anti Corruption Department at Hyderabad, Sukkur and Headquarters at Karachi.

After promotion to BS-19, Mr Hakeem was posted as Deputy Director (Legal), Anti Corruption Department.

Presently, Kamal Hakeem is posted as Managing Director of the Sindh Mass Transit Authority (SMTA) where he is responsible for overseeing the development and management of mass transit projects in Sindh province.

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Suhail Ahmed Qureshi – The topper, Gold-Medalist, an Engineer, a book-lover

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KARACHI: While belonging to a prominent landlord and business family of district Shikarpur, Suhail Ahmed Qureshi son of Khuda Bux Qureshi was born on October 5, 1967. Suhail’s father owned rice factories, hundreds acres of agricultural land and other businesses.

Suhail Ahmed Qureshi has two brothers and two sisters and all of them are well-educated.

Suhail Qureshi received his primary education from Noor Ul Islam School Shikarpur. He passed his matriculation from the Government High School No 1 Shikarpur, affiliated with the Board of Secondary Education Sukkur in 1983. He clinched A1 grades in the board’s examination.

Mr Qureshi completed his intermediate from the Government C & S College Shikarpur which was affiliated with the Board of Intermediate Education Sukkur in 1985. Yet again, he grabbed A1 grades.

Suhail Ahmed Qureshi remained brilliant student since the school days who always took active part in the extra-curricular activities. He remained top position holder in the school as well as in college.

With his intermediate with best grades, Suhail Qureshi got admission in the most prominent educational institution – Mehran University of Engineering and Technology – Jamshoro in 1986 from where he completed his Bachelor of Engineering (B.E) in Electrical.

Mr Suhail was awarded with the Gold Medal with his much appreciated project – Electrical Power from the Ocean Waves -. His project was also on-aired on the only state-run television channel – PTV -.

Aiming to do something different in his life, Mr Suhail appeared in the most competitive examination – Central Superior Services – held by the Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) in 1994. He had qualified the written tests however he was deprived of group allocation.

In 1996, Suhail Qureshi appeared in another competitive examination conducted by the Sindh Public Service Commission (SPSC). Simultaneously, Mr Suhail also qualified for the post of Assistant Director, Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited.

With a vision to serve people of the province, Suhail Qureshi decided to join the Sindh Government and started his career as Section Officer (SO) in 1996.

Firstly, he was posted as Section Officer in the Finance Department where he had served for many years. He also served as Section Officer in Food Department; Services General Administration & Coordination Department (SGA&CD); and Local Government Department.

With his vast experience of administrative issues, Suhail was once again posted in the SGA&CD in 2004 where he had served for around four years.

In 2008, he was promoted to BS-18 and was posted as Deputy Secretary in the Services General Administration & Coordination Department (SGA&CD) where he served till 2012.

In 2013, Mr Suhail was promoted to BS-19 and posted as Additional Secretary (Services-I) at Services General Administration & Coordination Department (SGA&CD). He was first officer of Provincial Secretariat Services (PSS) who was posted as Additional Secretary (Services-I) as usually the post was filled by the officers of Pakistan Administrative Services (PAS) or other federal services.

Later, Suhail was posted as Additional Secretary, Agriculture Department in 2016 where he served for a period of one year. In 2017, he was posted as Special Secretary in Health Department where he performed for two years.

He had also briefly served as Special Secretary in the Anti-Corruption Department. In 2019, he was made full-fledged Director, Anti-Corruption Department, an important post which was equivalent to IGP as per Anti-Corruption Act.

In January 2021, Suhail Qureshi was promoted to BS-20 and was posted as Special Secretary (Prisons), Home Department. He also served as Secretary of the Irrigation Department for two years where he carries the title of one of the longest serving officer in the Irrigation Department. In 2023, Suhail Ahmed Qureshi was posted as Secretary Health.

In January 2024, Suhail Ahmed Qureshi was posted as Secretary, Public Health Engineering where he is presently performing his responsibilities with utmost honesty and dedication.

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Masood Bhutto – A topper, civil servant, administrative expert, a doctor

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KARACHI: Opening his eyes in the well-educated and landlord family of district Larkana, the hometown of two former premiers Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed, Dr Masood Bhutto son of Rab Nawaz Bhutto was born on February 1, 1983.

His father owned agricultural lands of guava orchards in the outskirts of Larkana city. Mr Masood Bhutto has seven brothers and four sisters and all of them are well-educated.

Masood Bhutto received his early education from the Government Primary School at Ghulam Bhutto and completed his matriculation from the Government D.C High School, affiliated with the Board of Secondary Education Larkana in 1999.He clinched A-grade in the board’s examination.

Masood did his intermediate in pre-medical from the Government Degree College Larkana, affiliated with the Board of Intermediate Education Larkana. Yet again he grabbed good grades.

Being an extraordinary student in his school and college, Masood always took active part in the extra-curricular activities. He also won a number of quiz competitions at district level.

Later, Masood Bhutto qualified the entrance test with flying colours and got admission in the prominent medical institution – Chandka Medical College – from where he completed his MBBS in 2007.

With a vision to do something different in life, Dr Masood Bhutto moved to federal capital – Islamabad – where he did his House Job at Capital Development Authority (CDA) hospital in Urology Department. He, then, joined Islamabad Medical and Dental College as Senior Medical Officer in 2009 where he had served for a period of two years.

In the meanwhile, Dr Masood had also appeared in the Pakistan’s most competitive examination – Central Superior Services – and cleared it with flying colours. He grabbed 7th position and allocated FBR’s Inland Revenue Services (IRS).

Simultaneously, he also appeared in the Sindh Public Service Commission (SPSC) and qualified it. He was allocated Ex-PCS cadre. Dr Masood Bhutto left the IRS services and opted for Ex-PCS and joined the Sindh Government.

Mr Masood was firstly posted as Assistant Commissioner Larkana where he served for the longest period in the History of Larkano District from pre partition to this time i.e. 2012-2017. He also served as Additional Deputy Commissioner Larkana for a period of one year.

The credit for the vast road infrastructure on the right and left Bank of Rice canal crossing from the city, beautification and drainage system of Larkana city goes to Dr Masood Bhutto as he was the man who led the anti-encroachment drive in the city. He also put up his efforts to assist PPHI project and assisted the establishment of NICVD Larkana.

He also assisted in the establishment of SIUT Larkano. His endeavoring efforts for the establishment of English Cambridge Comprehensive School system.  He also assisted in the establishment of Sindh University campus at Larkana. 

In 2018, Dr Masood Bhutto was posted as Chief Monitoring Officer at Kamber-Shahdadkot district where he had served with utmost dedication for one year. He introduced many competition programmes among the students in Larkana and Kamber Shahadadkot .

In 2019, he was promoted to BS-18 and was posted as Deputy Director East, Sindh Food Authority, the newly established authority to ensure hygienic food to millions of dwellers of Sindh province. He had also served Sindh Food Authority as Deputy Director South, Malir and Korangi districts.

In 2022, after completion of MCMC Mr Bhutto was promoted to BS-19 and posted as Director Finance, Sindh Food Authority where he is currently performing his duties with honesty and dedication.

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