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Khaleel Yousfani – FPSC topper, a doctor, an economist, a psychologist



KARACHI: Opening his eyes in the well-off and literate family, Khaleel Ibrahim Yousfani son of Muhammad Ibrahim Yousfani was born on December 1, 1967 at Tando Allahyar district (formerly Hyderabad district).

His father was a prominent lawyer and a landlord of the district. Khaleel is the only brother of his five sisters.

Mr Khalil received his early education in his hometown from the Government Primary School (now Little Ferry School) Tando Allahyar. He was an outstanding and brilliant student in his school.

In 1979, Khaleel Yousfani was admitted in the Cadet College Petaro from where he completed his matriculation in 1983 and intermediate in 1985. He clinched A plus grades in the matriculation as well as in intermediate.

After finishing his intermediate, Khaleel Yousfani succeeded to get admission in the Liaquat University of Health Sciences (formerly Liaquat Medical College), Jamshoro from where he completed his MBBS in medicine, surgery and community medicine.

Moreover, on the sidelines, he also completed his Bachelors of Arts (BA), Masters of Arts (MA) in Psychology and Masters of Arts (MA) in Economics from the University of Sindh, Jamshoro. 

With multiple degrees in hand, Mr Khaleel Ibrahim appeared in the most competitive examination – Central Superior Services (CSS) – and qualified it in 1994 however he couldn’t get allocation. He started his medical career as Medical Officer in the Sindh Government in 1995 after working in few private medical centers for some brief stints.

Again, he appeared in the CSS examinations and qualified it with flying colours. He was allocated Pakistan Customs, the most prestigious group of the civil services.

He was, first, posted as Assistant Collector, Collectorate of Sales Tax, Karachi where he served from March 1999 to September 2001. He recovered huge amount of evaded sales tax and also earned cash rewards in this regard. He also conducted National Tax survey and successfully registered thousands of new taxpayers.

Then, Khaleel was posted as Deputy Collector, Collectorate of Customs Preventive, Appraisement, Model Customs Collectoratre, and Adjudication, Karachi from Sept 2001to March 2007. He performed brilliantly and adjudicated 286 cases out of 297 cases in 2002-2003.

In 2004, Mr Yousfani received an international scholarship that helped him to get another masters’ degree – Masters of Business Administration – from the Australian National University, Australia. His favorite subjects were corporate finance, management and economics. He returned back in 2005.

From March 5, 2007 to August 31, 2008, Khaleel also worked as District General Manager with the National Commission for Human Development, Nawabshah and coordinated with district government on policy reforms and trained district representatives on budgeting and planning.

Mr Yousfani also worked as Deputy Collector, Pakistan Customs Computerisation System (PaCCS) Project from September 1, 2008 to February 22, 2011. He tirelessly worked for PaCCS’ performance enhancement through hardware up-gradation, archiving of the database, scanners’ connectivity to augment examinations and establishment of PaCCS Disaster Recovery Site.

With his outstanding performance during his service, Khaleel Yousfani was posted as Secretary, Federal Board of Revenue, Islamabad in September 2012. He maintained effective liaison with other customs organization specially India, Srilanka and China for finalization of customs cooperation agreement.

Khaleel Ibrahim Yousfani also briefly served as Additional Director, Directorate of Intelligence & Investigation, Karachi. He also served as Additional Collector, MCC Appraisment/Port Qasim, Karachi, Collector of Customs (Appeals)/Director IOCO, Karachi.

Besides his tremendous service career, Khaleel Yousfani also actively took part in a number of trainings including Train the Trainers on Strategic Trade Control Enforcement at World Customs Organization, Belgium; Train the Trainers on Program Global Shield (WCO) at World Customs Organization, Belgium; Customs Border training Centre, Customs Department, South Korea; Global Training Consulting, Istanbul; Conflict Resolution at United States Institute of Peace (USIP) & Sustainable Peace and Development Organization (SPADO); Control of Drug Offence at JICA Tokyo, Japan; Professional Development at Marcus Evans, Dubai, U.A.E; Leadership Skills at Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi.

With his vast experience, Khaleel Ibrahim Yousfani also imparted trainings to Customs officers and other law enforcement officers at Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad; PGS orientation training at Doha, Qatar for officers of Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region; participated as panelist for PGS at the launching ceremony of WCO’s Security Project at Bangkok, Thailand; delivered trainings on dispute/conflict resolution to community members including religious leaders, local police officers, women of community and area influentials in liaison with Sustainable Peace and Development Organisation (SPADO); and Regular Faculty for delivering trainings to newly recruited Appraising officers as well as Assistant Collectors for Harmonised System and Pakistan Customs Tariff.

Presently, Khaleel Yousfani has been posted as Director, Post Clearance Audit (PCA) Karachi till date i.e. July 2022.

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



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



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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Altaf Hussain Khawaja – A topper, an engineer, development expert, historian



KARACHI: While opening his eyes in the well-educated and prominent family of district Sujjawal, the coastal belt of Sindh province, Altaf Hussain Khawaja son of Mohammad Hashim was born on November 22, 1972.

His father Mohammad Hashim owned agricultural lands and known for his soft and kind behavior to the people of the area.

Altaf Hussain Khawaja has three brothers and three sisters.

Altaf received his primary education from the Government Boys Primary School Tarr Khawaja. He passed his matriculation from the Government Boys Secondary School Sujjawal, affiliated with the Board of Secondary Education Hyderabad in 1988. He clinched A-grade.

Khawaja cleared his intermediate examination from the Government Muslim Science College Hyderabad in 1990. He grabbed A1 grade in the Board of Intermediate Education Hyderabad.

Mr Altaf was very active and attentive in studies and always took active part in extracurricular activities in the school as well as in the college.

With an extraordinary talent and his love towards education, Altaf qualified for admission in the most premier education institution – Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) – from where he completed his Bachelors of Engineering (BE) in Civil in 1996. Yet again, he remained in the top five brilliant student in the university.

After finishing his university education, Altaf Khawaja started preparation and cleared the most competitive examination – Central Superior Services (CSS) held by the Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) however he could not make it to the allocation process.

Similarly, Altaf Khawaja cleared another examination conducted by the Federal Public Service Commission for the post of Income Tax Officer however he did not join it.

In year 2005, Altaf qualified another competitive examination conducted by the Sindh Public Service Commission (SPSC) for the post of Assistant Executive Engineer (AEN), Works and Services Department, Government of Sindh. Finally, he joined the Sindh Government as AEN.

Firstly, Altaf was posted as AEN Buildings Division Matli in 2006 where he had served for a longtime. He had also served as AEN Education Works at Karachi’s Baldia Town.

In 2011, Mr Khawaja once again appeared and qualified the Sindh Public Service Commission (SPSC) examination for the post of Mukhtiarkar, Board of Revenue of the Sindh Government which he had joined by availing lien facility.

He had served in various districts of the Sindh province and his last posting was Mukhtiarkar Sujjawal. He also qualified the RQE.

In 2016, Altaf Khawaja quit the revenue job and rejoined the Works and Services Department and was posted as AEN Highways Sub-Division I Karachi where he served for two years.

In 2018, Altaf was posted as XEN Building Division-II Karachi. He had also worked as XEN Health Works projects lower Sindh as additional assignment.

Mr Khawaja also served as Regional Engineer Sindh House Islamabad in 2020. He had also worked as XEN Health Works. In 2021, he was posted as XEN Health Works upper Sindh.

Altaf also served as XEN Provincial Buildings Thatta, XEN Provincial Buildings Division-II, XEN District Buildings Sujjawal and XEN Buildings Division-I and II.

In March 2024, Altaf Khawaja was promoted to the post of Superintending Engineer (BS-19). Presently, Altaf is working as Superintending Engineer (SE) Provincial Buildings Karachi.

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