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Saeed Ahmed Shaikh: A topper, an engineer, civil servant, humbled person

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KARACHI: Hailing from the historic district of Sindh province, Saeed Ahmed son of Allah Warayo Shaikh, was born in Garhi Mori, a small village of district Khairpur Mir’s on April 1, 1974.

Saeed got his primary education from the Government Primary School, Garhi Mori in year 1983 and did his secondary education from the Government High School, Garhi Mori. He was the brilliant student in his studies and clinched A plus grades. He got admission in the Government Degree College, Sukkur and did his intermediate in pre-engineering in year 1991. He was the topper of the college and secured A1 grade.

Mr Saeed secured first position for the Merchant Navy, however, his family didn’t allow him to proceed for the sailor-ship. Being fascinated with the atmosphere of the district Jamshoro’s varsities, Mr Saeed Shaikh got admission in Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET). He completed his Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in electrical engineering in 1998. 

Soon after he received his engineering degree, Mr Saeed Ahmed joined Sindh Madrassatul Islam (SMI), the alma mater of founder of the nation Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, as honorary lecturer where he taught students for some three months. 

In year 2000, Saeed Ahmed appeared in the Sindh Public Service Commission (SPSC) and qualified for the post of Assistant Director Minorities. However, he didn’t join.

Moreover, he also qualified for three various posts in the Hesco that include assistant engineer, revenue officer and sub engineer in year 2000. He joined the Hesco as revenue officer, however he left the job within fifteen to twenty days.

Saeed Shaikh, being the man of extraordinary skills and God gifted competitiveness, also qualified for the post of excise inspector in year 2000 which he did not join. He also qualified for multiple posts in the Radio Pakistan which included producer, scriptwriter.

He also qualified for the post of executive officer in Employees’ Old-Age Benefits Institutions (EOBI) which he did not accept.

Similarly, Saeed Ahmed also appeared in the Competitive Examination of SPSC held in year 2000 with the preparation of only fifteen days and he qualified for the post of Section Officer which he accepted.

In 2003, Mr Saeed appeared in the Pakistan’s most competitive exams – Central Superior Services – and qualified it, but he could not get allocation.

Saeed again qualified the competitive examination of SPSC held in 2003 and qualified for the post of Assistant Registrar Cooperative Housing Societies however he didn’t join.

His first posting was in Services, General Administration and Coordination Department (SGA&CD) in 2001 where he served with utmost dedication for more than two years.

In 2004, Saeed Ahmed was posted in the home department where he dealt province’s most sensitive issues like security, issues of private security companies, judicial matters, terrorism, law and order situation of the province, development schemes of the police department as well as prisons department, different administrative issues, special assignments and general elections of 2008 with establishment of central control room etc.

In April 2008, Saeed was posted as Section Officer at the Chief Minister’s House where he served for two years. In 2010, he was promoted to the post of Deputy Secretary and continued his posting at the CM House. He also remained Deputy Secretary (Budget) SGA&CD and also served as DS (Services) & Deputy Secretary (Legal) SGAC&D

In year 2019, Saeed Ahmed got promotion as Additional Secretary after his mandatory training of the MCMC. After his promotion, Saeed was posted as Director Finance/Admin in the Sindh Education Foundation (SEF) and then he was transferred and posted Additional Secretary (Services-II), Additional Secretary (General Administration). He was also assigned additional charge of the post of Additional Secretary (Services-I) SGAC&D for the brief period. He has also served as Additional Secretary Boards and Additional Secretary Admin Chief Minister’s Secretariat. He headed/supervised several special cells established at Chief Minister’s secretariat for different purposes like flood & relief, law & order during Muharram Ul Harram, cyclones, drought, 2013 general elections etc. Recently, he managed COVID-19 cell in SGAC&D quite efficiently.

Presently, Saeed Ahmed is posted as Director, Provincial Ombudsman “Harassment against women at workplaces”.

 Mr Saeed Ahmed Shaikh is a role model for young officers as well as his peers in terms of competency, sincerity, intelligence, dedication and commitment. He is respected by his peers and seniors. He is widely regarded as a team builder who leads from the front.

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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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