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Mr. Shoukat Ali

Secretary Aviation & Chairman CAA Board

Mr. Shoukat Ali is an Officer of Pakistan Administrative Service (PAS). He joined service in 1991 and has served in different positions in the provinces of Punjab, KPK and Balochistan. He has served in District Administration in the provinces indifferent capacities as DC, DCO and Commissioner.He has also remained Provincial Secretary in Home, Transport, Finance etc. Before joining his current assignment he was Additional Chief Secretary, S&GAD in Punjab.

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Air Marshal Muhammad Zahid Mahmood HI(M)

Vice Chief of Air Staff/Member CAA Board

Air Marshal Muhammad Zahid Mahmood was born on 27 December, 1965. He began his career by joining PAF Academy Asghar Khan on 9th Nov 1985. After completing his initial training, he got commissioned in the GD (P) Branch of PAF on 29th April, 1987. A hardcore fighter pilot by profession, logging thousands of flying hours by flying a variety of fighter aircrafts which include F-16, MIR-V, F-7P, FT-7, FT-5, F-6 and FT-6. He has the honor of serving in the prestigious Combat Commander’s School (CCS) as an Officer Commanding, Squadron Commander, Flight Commander and Instructor pilot spanning over 6 years. During his tenure in service he has held various command and staff appointments which include Deputy Director (Plans), Director (Plans), Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Plans), Base Commander of an operational base, Director General C4I and Deputy Chief of the Air Staff (Personnel). Presently, he is serving at Air Headquarters, Islamabad as Vice Chief of the Air Staff. Air Marshal Muhammad Zahid Mahmood has attended various professional courses including Flying Instructors’ Course and Combat Commanders’ Course. He holds Masters in Strategic Studies from Air War College Karachi and has also attended Air Command & Staff College Course (ACSC), USA and National Security & War Course, Islamabad. Due to his meritorious services rendered towards Pakistan Air Force, he has been awarded Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military) by the Government of Pakistan. His decorations also include numerous Chief of the Air Staff Commendation Certificates, Special Commendation Certificates and Professional Excellence Badge.

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Syed Zafar Ali Shah

Secretary Planning Development & Special Initiatives Division / Member CAA Board

Syed Zafar Ali Shah, Secretary (MoPD&SI) is an officer of the Pakistan Administrative Service from 20th CTP. He topped the Civil Services of Pakistan Examination in 1992. He has more than 30 years of experience of working in a broad range of organizations. Over 12 years’ experience of heading as team leader various government organizations at senior management and middle management level with knowledge of policy formulation, strategic management and implementation, budget formulation, financial management, taxation measures, revenue mobilization, ease of doing business and planning & development. He has worked as Commercial Counsellor and Investment Counsellor in the Embassy of Pakistan, Thailand and Alternate Representative of Pakistan to United Nation Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (UNESCAP). He has served in key positions in Government of KP including as Secretary Higher Education, Excise and Taxation, Cabinet, Planning and Development and Population Welfare Department and as Senior Member Board of Revenue. His last assignment was as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Industries and Production, Government of Pakistan. Syed Zafar Ali Shah earned MBA from Business Management School, University of Bath, UK. He did his graduation in Civil Engineering with distinction from UET Peshawar.

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Mr. Ali Tahir

Additional Secretary Finance / Member CAA Board


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Mr. Mukarram Jah Ansari

Member Customs (Ops) FBR / Member CAA Board

Mr. Mukarram Jah Ansari joined Pakistan Customs Service in 1991. During his career he has served all over the country in Pakistan Customs including Director General Customs Valuation, Director General (Reforms & Automation), Chief Customs (Tariff & Trade), Collector Port Qasim, Collector Customs Preventive Lahore and Director Customs Intelligence. He has also actively contributed to Customs Administrative Reforms and Automation. He has extensive operational and management experience in the areas of trade facilitation, enforcement and compliance management in Customs and Indirect Taxes.

During 2020-22, he served in the Board of Investment and spearheaded multiple initiatives relating to Business Climate Improvement including “Ease of Doing Business” and “Pakistan Regulatory Modernization Initiative”. He holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Sciences from Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad and MBA from Australian National University, Canberra, along with extensive international exposure gained through training, study visits, workshops & conferences.

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Flt Lt (Retd) Khaqan Murtaza

Director General CAA / Member CAA Board

Flt Lt (R) Khaqan Murtaza was commissioned as an Air Defence Weapon Controller in the PAF. In 1995, he left PAF and joined civil services and was selected in the erstwhile District Management Group, now Pakistan Administrative Services in 23rd Common Training Program. He has extensive experience in Administration, Procurement and Project Management. He has served on important administrative positions in Federal Government, Sindh and Gilgit-Baltistan. He has served as CEO SIDCL, MD PEPCO, Chairman EOBI, Director SPPRA and MD Utility Stores Corporation of Pakistan. He has the distinction of serving as Principal Secretary to Governor Sindh from September, 2018 to November, 2020. The Federal Government has appointed him as Director General, Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority w.e.f. 30th November, 2020.

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Mr. Osman Saeed Khan

Secretary CAA Board

Osman Saeed Khan is a Mechanical Engineer with over 30 years of work experience. After his basic schooling from Karachi Grammar School, he graduated from the N.E.D. University of Engineering & Technology in 1990 and started his career with working in multinationals like Ghandhara Nissan Ltd and Pakistan Burmah Shell before finally joining CAA in 1992. During his 29 years of service in CAA he has a very diversified experience of working in staff, training, field and project related appointments.
His staff appointments include various tenures in Technical, E&M and P&D Directorates at Headquarters, while he has served as Instructor and later as visiting faculty at CAA Training Institute. His field appointments include serving in the General Engineering Depot, Motor Transport and Operations & Maintenance of Electro-Mechanical Engineering Services at Jinnah Terminal, JIAP. He also holds the experience of working at the Islamabad International Airport Project during its most active construction phase i.e. from 2014 to 2017, initially as Additional Director (E&M) and later as Project Director. During his career with CAA he has attended various equipment related courses from abroad and has twice been awarded the DGCAA’s commendation certificate.
Currently he is serving as an Additional Director in the P&D Directorate at HQCAA.

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