Mr. Abdul Aziz Uqaili


Mr. Abdul Aziz Uqaili is currently working as Chief Secretary Balochistan.  He is an officer of the 1992 batch of Pakistan Administrative Service (20th CTP). He has served the nation for 27 years at all three tiers of the government (National, Sub-National and Local/Municipal) within Pakistan in Punjab & Sindh and at Islamabad. He also has represented Pakistan for 8 years in Australia, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia, on diplomatic / consular positions.
Prior to his elevation as Pakistan's 42nd Secretary Planning & Development, Mr. Uqaili worked as Additional Secretary (Development & Special Initiatives), Ministry of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives (2020-21). In Ministry of Interior Islamabad, he served as Additional Secretary and Joint Secretary for 2½ years (2018-20).
In Govt. of Sindh, Mr Uqaili worked as Secretary School Education & Literacy Department (2017) and Secretary, Culture & Archaeology Department (2011-13). He had very successful tenures as District Coordination Officer & Administrator in Larkana (2008) and Ghotki @ Mirpur Mathelo (2010) Districts, where he proved his mettle as a "doer", especially in Ghotki during 2010 Super Floods. Other important assignments in Sindh, included Additional Finance Secretary (Resource) (2006-08), Deputy Secretary (Staff) to Chief Secretary Sindh (2000-01) and Assistant Commissioner & SDM, Civil Lines (1998).
Mr. Uqaili started his civil service career in 1994 as Assistant Commissioner in Govt. of Punjab and worked in Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan and Jhelum districts.
While posted in Pakistan's Missions abroad, he worked as Consul General & Trade Commissioner for Australia at Sydney (2013-16) and as Community Welfare Attaché in Jeddah and Kuala Lumpur (2001-05). In Malaysia, he also held the position of First Secretary & Commercial Counsellor.
Mr. Uqaili holds Masters' degree (MSc in Development Management) from London School of Economics, UK (2006). He is a Civil Engineer from NED University Karachi (1993). He is also a law graduate from Sindh Muslim Law College Karachi (2001). He maintained his academic distinctions by standing 8th in Pakistan in 1991 CSS Competitive Examination in first attempt, at 22. Earlier he had held the distinctive honour of consecutively securing Three Gold Medals in Bachelors for faculty top (1991), and Board Top both in HSSC (1987) and SSC (1985) Examinations, held by BISE Hyderabad.