Sohail Rajput appointed as new Karachi Commissioner

By: News Desk      Published: 02:41 PM, 25 Aug, 2020
Sohail Rajput appointed as new Karachi Commissioner

Principal Secretary to Sindh Chief Minister Muhammad Sohail Rajput has been appointed as new Karachi Commissioner, replacing Iftikhar Ali Shallwani who has been appointed as Sindh Local Government Secretary, reported 24NewsHD TV channel. 

It is pertinent to note that Iftikhar Ali Shallwani replaced Roshan Ali Sheikh after he was removed from the post following his arrest by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

Hours later Tuesday, Sohail Rajput belonging to Pakistan Administrative Service (PAS) was appointed Karachi Commissioner.

Mohammad Sohail Rajput is a senior civil servant and has over 25 years of experience in civil services of Pakistan, which includes managing government finances and handling diversified development projects.

Sohail Rajput got an MBBS degree in 1988 from Liaquat Medical College, Jamshoro, Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration in 2004 from Institute of Business Administration, Karachi and MPA in Economic Policy Management from Columbia University, New York. 

He was also awarded Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship by the US Department of State, in recognition of his leadership skills, under which he attended academic courses at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and the Duke University and did an internship at the World Bank.

During his career in Civil Services of Pakistan he has received training at Civil Services Academy, Lahore, National School of Public Policy, Lahore, University of Birmingham, England and Joint Vienna Institute, Austria.

Rajput’s core areas of expertise include Public Finance Management and Project Development and Management, particularly in the Energy Sector. 

Rajput’s key achievements include developing Thar Coal mining and power project, improving fiscal health of Government of Sindh through effective financial management and establishing a robust delivery and monitoring system at Chief Minister’s Secretariat in Sindh.

He has also served as Additional Finance Secretary, Government of Pakistan and as Director Board of Pakistan National Shipping Corporation in 2019.