Akbar Hussain Durrani (TI)/PAS , Federal Secretary
Masters in International Relations (University of Balochistan)
Project Management Course, London (University of London
Contact No: 051-9260534 E-mail: Secy@narcon.gov.pk
Akbar Hussain Durrani (TI) is a BPS grade 22 officer and belongs to the Pakistan Administrative Service (PAS). He has the honour of having served at top bureaucratic positions such as Chief Secretary Punjab, Federal Secretary Information & Broadcasting, Federal Secretary Inter-Provincial Coordination, Federal Secretary Education and Professional Training, and Additional Secretary, Cabinet Division.
Prior to that he has served 19 years in Balochistan on key positions, including Secretary Home and Tribal Affairs for about 5/1-2 years in three tenures. He successfully conceived, led and planned operations against religious, sectarian and ethnic insurgents across Balochistan, and played a pivotal role in finishing ‘NO-GO’ Areas in the province. He has served as Secretary Finance, Secretary Information & Technology, Secretary Higher and Technical Education and Secretary Prosecution in the Government of Balochistan (GoB). He was appointed Commissioner Sibi Division in 2009.
Mr. Durrani has also served in the development sector for three years (2005-2007) as Provincial Head of Education Sector Reforms Assistance (ESRA), a program of RTI International (formerly Research Triangle Institute), Carolina, USA. The program focused in four major areas, policy and planning, professional development, adult and youth literacy and public-private partnership. The program was a success story in the field of primary education and received with great appreciation at all levels.
Earlier, he has served 10 years in the Government of Punjab on various important assignments. Before joining civil service, Mr. Durrani was a commissioned officer in the Pakistan Army and belonged to the prestigious Special Service Group (SSG-Two Commando). He remained SSG Instructor from 1987-1988.
Mr. Durrani is an avid reader of history, politics and religion, and always provide ways forward to address the multifaceted challenges that exist in Pakistan. He was bestowed with an honour that is rare for civil servants: Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (TI) or Award of Excellence in the year 2005 by the then President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan.