Mr. Omer Rasul
An officer of the Secretariat Group (22nd CTP), Kamran Ahmad has held various assignments in the Federal as well as Provincial Governments. Among other positions, he has served as Member, Punjab Revenue Authority, Finance department, Government of the Punjab. He served as Director (CTP), Chief Instructor and Additional Director (Programme) at the Civil Services Academy, Lahore. He worked as Senior Director, Pakistan Oilseed Development Board, M/O Food & Agriculture, Section Officer, Economic Affairs Division, Cabinet Division, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Resources and Additional Director (National Anti-Corruption Strategy Project), National Accountability Bureau. He holds an Executive MBA degree in Marketing & an Executive MBA degree in Human Resource Management. His main areas of interest include Human Resource Management and Communication Skills.
An officer of Secretariat Group (26th CTP), Ayesha Zareen has held various assignments in Federal and Provincial Governments. She has experienced of 20 years of working in public sector. She has served in various training institutions for eight years and has rich experience of working in public sector training institutions.
She has served in Ministries of Food, Agriculture & Livestock, Economics Affairs Division, Culture, Education, National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC), Tourism Development Corporation of Punjab, and as Additional Directing Staff at National Institute of Management, National School of Public Policy (NSPP). She completed the 17th Senior Management Course. She holds a Masters degree in Microbiology and has also attended various trainings abroad. She has over five years of experience of working as a trainer, she has served as Additional Directing Staff at National Institute of Management, Lahore and is looking after pre-service training for the past three CTPs. She also volunteered for conducting first Mid-career Management Course at Kashmir Institute of Management, Muzaffarabad. Her main areas of interest are Administration & Finance, Project monitoring & Evaluation, Technical Vocational Education & Training (TVET). She has recently
attended the course Ambassadors of Evidence at Harvard Kennedy School.
Mohammad Asim Khan is a, Teacher, Trainer, Academician, International author, Sports enthusiast, Martial Artist, and Traveler who has devoted more than half of his life in learning, training and inspiring people. Presently, he is a chief instructor (Public Sector Management), BPS 20, in Civil Services Academy Walton, Lahore, Pakistan, which is the Premier Institute to train the Civil Servants of the country. With over 25 years of professional experience by serving in different public and private service institutions both locally and internationally across Asia, Europe and North America, Asim has trained more than 15,000 employees in Soft Skills. He holds an MBA (Masters in Business Administration) from Arkansas State University, USA followed by a numbers of training courses from different international institutes. Strategic Management, Business Policy and Public Administration are his forte.
Dr. Tasneem Zafar joined the Civil Services Academy of Pakistan as Chief Instructor (Economics & Public Finance) back in 2016 and since then a has remained actively engaged in teaching, research and number of other training activities. She holds a PhD degree in Economics & Public Finance from Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany and has remained a DAAD & HEC scholar during this period (2006-2011). Her post-doctoral research stay was at ZEF Institute of Development and Cultural Change, Bonn University, Germany. Inter alia, in July 2019 she has attended a short course, ‘Training of Trainers: Ambassadors of Research Evidence’ at Harvard Kennedy school, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
Among important academic positions held, she has served as Chairperson Department of Economics, Government College University, Lahore (2013-2016) before joining CSA that has happened to be her own alma mater. She has participated in number of national and International Conferences and workshops organized by various Universities and institutes of Europe. She has published several research papers in national and international Impact factor journals. Additionally, she has provided her input in different national and international research projects of the World Bank, USAID and PERI, P&D Department, Government of the Punjab that later translated in to different published research reports. She has designed and taught a number of academic courses in the domain of Economics that also include the few tailored courses for civil servants namely Public Sector Economics, Economic Development and Social Change, Approaches for Poverty reduction and Strategies and SDGS and socioeconomic issues in Pakistan. She is still an active researcher and takes special interest in areas of Economic Growth and Development, Institutional Economics, Income Distribution Analysis, Public Policy, Inequality and Poverty Measurement and Analysis of Pro-poor Growth among others.
Sammer Ahmad is from 32nd CTP, PA&AS. He is a chemical engineer by profession and has done his Master’s in Public Policy from National Graduate Institute of Policy Studies, Tokyo, Japan in 2012. He has also done several certifications; CISM (Certified Information Security Manager, issued by ‘Information Systems Audit & Control Association’, USA) Certified in February, 2018. CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor, issued by ‘Information Systems Audit & Control Association’, USA) Certified in July, 2017 and certification in Solution Consultant Financials, SAP-FI (Germany) in November, 2009.
He has joined Civil Services Academy recently as an Additional Director (Program). He has served in various departments of Pakistan Audit & Accounts before joining CSA. He has been Director, Pakistan Audit & Accounts Academy, Director Commercial Audit & Evaluation (North) Lahore and Director Special Sector Audit Wing, office of the Auditor General of Pakistan.
Dr. Syed Shabbir Akbar Zaidi is an officer of Secretariat Group and he has held various assignments of field and secretariat in Federal Government. He has served as Section Officer and Deputy Secretary in various Federal Ministries. He completed the 13th Mid-Career Management Course (MCMC). He has recently completed his PhD (Education) from University of Management and Technology Lahore. He also holds a Master degree in Public Administration from SUN-YAT-SEN University, Guangzhou, China, LLB from Punjab University Lahore and Diploma in Project Management from Pakistan Institute of Management. He has also attended number of trainings nationally and internationally. He has published 03 research papers in national Y-category HEC journals in last one year and has supervised number of Bachelor and Master level thesis as visiting faculty member of different Pakistani Universities.
An officer of the Civil Services Academy, Ali Afzal has been serving at the CSA since September, 2009. He holds Master degree in Computer Science (MCS). He is looking after Information Technology infrastructure at CSA and mainly responsible for ensuring availability of audio visual facilities at the Academy.
Mr. Meesam Abbas Khawaja is a professionally trained officer of Pakistan Audit & Accounts Service (BS-19) having a diversified experience of working in public sector organizations at federal level in the fields of financial management, accounting and auditing. He is currently serving as Additional Director (Finance) in Civil Services Academy. He passed CSS examination in 2003 and joined 32nd CTP. He has done Master of Business Administration in Finance (with distinction) from the Institute of Business Administration, University of the Punjab and also holds a degree of Bachelor of Laws. He has also participated in a number domestic professional trainings. Prior to his current position, he worked as Director Audit, Petroleum & Natural Resources. Mr. Meesam has made rich contributions during his career and has numerous important official assignments to his credit.
An officer of the Inland Revenue Service (33rd CTP), Capt. (R) Arsam Aftab has held both field and staff assignments in the Federal Government. Among other positions he has served as Assistant Commissioner, IRS Lahore, Assistant Commissioner, IRS, Karachi and Assistant Commissioner, IRS Gujranwala. He has been serving on his current assignment since May, 2017. He has a Masters degree in English from BZU Multan and Business Administration from IBA Karachi. His main areas of expertise include Economics, International Affairs, Communication Skills, Public Policy, Public Sector Management and Taxation.
She has worked on different field and desk assignments in Punjab, Sindh &Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. She was the first ever female Deputy Commissioner of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as Deputy Commissioner Attbbottabad; and, Additional Commissioner and has also remained Additional Commissioner, Hazara Division.
Ms. Ammara Khattak has done LLB, LLM and has also remained scholar of Fulbright Leadership Programme. She was awarded the Best Fellow Award in the Comprehensive Crises Management Course 2016 from the Asia Pacific Centre for Security Studies, Hawaii, USA.
She is currently serving as Additional Director (PAS).
With an experience of 23 years of service, Mr. Muhammad Bilal Akram has served on various significant positions including, Control of Internal Audit (Defence Services of Pakistan), Director, External Audit Defence Services and Director Audit Federal Govt. Prior to joining Pakistan Audit and Account Service in 2005 he also served as Executive and Special Judicial Magistrate in Government of the Punjab.
He has been declared Master Trainer by department of the Auditor General of Pakistan for Performance Audit, Software of ACL and Financial crime management. He has contributed in development of various manuals and has imparted international training GAB, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, China, Cambodia and Central Asia.
He did his Diploma in Financial Crime Management from CIPFA, UK, certification in Audit command Language (ACL) from UAE facility of ACL Canada. He did his masters in Political Science with specialization in International Relations and then MBA (Finance) from University of the Punjab.
Presently, he is posted as Additional Director (MCMC-PAS) at Civil Services Academy, PAS Campus, Lahore where he is working to prepare a research based decision training modules for Specialized MCMC of Pakistan Administrative Service – which is a joint venture of CSA, CPP&G (FC College) and United Nations, and already has supervised publication of Three Policy Briefs prepared by the participants of 3rd specialized MCMC.
Mr. Rehmat Wali Khan has worked his way up the education, training, research and administration industry ladders. He started off on the education side as a teacher and then spent time in Teachers’ Professional Development, Community Welfare Programmes, Human Resource Development (HRD), Project Management and Research at national and international levels. Before joining Civil Services Academy (CSA), Lahore as Deputy Director (PAS) he served as Consultant-Research with the British Council, Pakistan.Mr. Khan has recently completed MS in Project Management from COMSATS University. He also has two Master Degrees in his name: one from Australian Catholic University, Australia and the other from the University of Karachi, Pakistan.He speaks 4 languages, has travelled to 10 countries and worked in 8 countries on different short and long term assignments.