Dr. Akhtar Nazir is presently serving as Chief Secretary Baluchistan. He joined the civil service of Pakistan on December 1, 1990. He is from the 18th Common. During his service career, he has served at various positions at the Federal as well as Provincial Governments. He has also travelled abroad extensively in connection with official business / assignments.
He is currently Director on the Board of Oil & Gas Development Company Limited and Inter State Gas Systems (Pvt.) Limited.
Mr. Athar Hussain Khan Sial is a former civil servant, he retired as Additional Secretary to the Federal Government. Mr. Athar holds a Masters degree in Economics and graduation in Law besides undertaking various professional development courses in Pakistan and abroad. Mr. Athar has vast public administration experience. He has remained directly involved in various development projects at the national, provincial and local government levels. Mr. Athar has remained responsible for rural development in the Faisalabad region through which he acquired firsthand knowledge and experience about the requirements and challenges of the rural communities and their development needs.
Mr. Athar also served as Managing Director Punjab Mineral Development Corporation; a commercial entity of the Government of Punjab involved in production and marketing of minerals which included coal, iron ore, dolomite and bauxite.
Mr. Athar got a unique opportunity of working in the province of Balochistan with various portfolios including finance, taxation, health and irrigation. Serving as Commissioner Zhob Division added to his understanding and insight about the province and its culture. He also got an opportunity of overseeing the role and functions of law enforcement agencies being Additional Secretary Ministry of Interior.
Mr. Sher Afgan Khan got his preliminary education, culminating in Senior Cambridge, from Aitchison College, Lahore. After completing his High School Diploma from Lahore American School, he graduated from University of Santa Clara, California, USA with BSc.
He joined Civil Services of Pakistan in PAS/DMG Group in 1989. After completion of training he worked in various districts as Assistant Commissioner, Executive District Officer and District Coordination Officer and in the Secretariat as Deputy Secretary and Additional Secretary in the Departments of Housing, Irrigation and Environment. He also served as faculty/Instructor in Civil Services Academy (DMG Campus) and National School of Public Policy.
Prior to joining Petroleum Division in April 2018, he worked as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Interior.
Currently he is serving as Additional Secretary Ministry of Energy Petroleum Division and director on the board of Pakistan LNG Terminal Limited (PLTL) and Pak Arab Refinery Limited (PARCO).
Mr. Zahid Mir is a Petroleum Engineer with over 27 years experience in the oil and gas industry with assignments relating to onshore and offshore operations having been involved at a senior level in all stages of upstream operations. He has strong HSE background, extensive experience as an oil and gas commercial negotiator and business developer, strategy, joint ventures and license management, new ventures, economic evaluations, mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Zahid Mir had significant exposure to field operations including production, project development, development planning, conceptual engineering and operational support. During the performance of his functions, he closely interacted with oil and gas producers both in Pakistan and United Kingdom like Shell Exploration Pakistan B.V., Premier Exploration Pakistan Limited, Premier-Kufpec Pakistan B.V., Premier Oil Pakistan and Premier Oil U.K.
He has done his B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering in 1986 from University of Engineering and Technology Lahore and Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Preston University, Islamabad. He has become certified director during the year 2018 under directors' training program as specified by SECP.
Mr. Zahid Mir is also director on the board of Pakistan State Oil (PSO) and Mari Petroleum Company Limited (MPCL).