Rizwan Ahmed is a
Harvard-educated seasoned bureaucrat belonging to the Pakistan Administrative
Service (PAS), widely known for his strong reputation of being an upright and
hardworking officer. Rizwan is presently serving in BPS-22 as Chairman Pakistan
National Shipping Corporation (PNSC).
Rizwan was born into a notable family of Hyderabad. His father, Jamil Ahmed,
served as Mayor of Hyderabad for two consecutive terms (1962-71). Rizwan is the
son-in-law of prominent jurist, Justice Haziq-ul-Khairi.
Rizwan did his Masters in Public Administration from the prestigious Harvard
University, USA after receiving his early education from Cadet College Petaro.
He holds three undergraduate degrees and two postgraduate degrees in total,
making him one of the most qualified officers in the country's civil service.
In the Federal Government, he has served at various high-profile positions
including Chairman Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP), Managing Director
Pakistan Security Printing Corporation (PSPC), Additional Cabinet Secretary and
Additional Establishment Secretary.
During his tenure as Chairman TCP, Rizwan saved more than PKR 8 billion of the
national exchequer through transparent measures and effective commodity
financing operations. Various reforms were introduced in TCP under his
chairmanship which included the setting up of a special degree verification cell
for the scrutiny of educational documents of corporation's entire staff.
As MD PSPC, Rizwan was responsible for the important task of printing millions
of voting ballot papers for the 2013 general elections. He also remained
Secretary of the Central Selection Board (June 2017)- the board responsible for
the promotion of civil servants to Grade 20 and 21.
In Government of Sindh, he has served as Secretary Health, Secretary General
Administration, Secretary to Governor Sindh, Additional Home Secretary and
Deputy Commissioner Hyderabad.
In the initial stages of his career, he served in Government of Punjab at
various field postings in the districts of Rahimyar Khan, Gujranwala and
Rizwan also remained a member of the Directing Staff in the National Institute
of Management (Karachi Campus) and as a Teaching Fellow for Financial Management
at the Harvard University. He was promoted to the highest rank (Grade 22) of the
civil service structure in December 2017.
Other honours and achievements of Rizwan apart from his civil services career,
includes his appointment as Manager Pakistan National Table Tennis team (1988),
former President of Red Crescent (Hyderabad Chapter), President Hyderbad
Gymkhana (2000-2001) and captain of the Petaro basketball team.