Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui

Mr. Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui, having joined the civil service in 1984, has been hailed as one of the most proactive and efficient government officer. To his credit, he has been successful in making his presence felt in a big way while carrying out every single assignment.

One of his greatest attributes has been the liaison with the media. A firm believer in promoting the soft image by letting the positive word spread to all corners, he has remained instrumental in earning goodwill and recognition for the government.

He had graduated as Civil Engineer before qualifying for the civil service where he has allocated to the District Management Group. He did Masters in Development Administration from the University of Birmingham in England.

He served as Assistant Commissioner and Registrar Cooperative Societies, Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation and Karachi Development Authority. He is believed to be the only officer to serve as Deputy Commissioner in three districts of Karachi. He has also served as Director of Protocol, Government of Sindh. Upon the launching of the Devolution Plan in 2001, he was posted as Executive District Officer, Finance and Planning in the City District Government, Karachi.

He served as Additional Secretary to the Government of Sindh in the Education and Literacy Department. He has also worked as Executive District Officer, Works & Services, City District Government, Karachi and was greatly involved in the development of city infrastructure. He then worked as Additional Secretary, Excise & Taxation Department.

On promotion he was posted as Special Secretary Home Department and then Special Secretary Finance Department. Mr. Siddiqui was then assigned the responsibility of Member Land Utilization from where he was posted as Project Director, Karachi Mega City Programme which was executed with the support of the Asian Development Bank. He was Secretary Livestock and Fisheries Department before taking up the present post of Secretary, Sports and Youth Affairs Department, Government of Sindh.