Shehzad Arbab

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Muhammad Shehzad Arbab
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Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Establishment
In office
11 April 2020 – 10 April 2022
PresidentArif Alvi
Prime MinisterImran Khan
Preceded byHimself, as an advisor
Advisor to the Prime Minister on Establishment
In office
August 2018 – 06 April 2020
PresidentArif Alvi
Prime MinisterImran Khan
Succeeded byHimself, as special assistant
Secretary for States & Frontier Regions
In office
March 2016 – March 2017
PresidentMamnoon Hussain
Prime MinisterNawaz Sharif
Commerce Secretary of Pakistan
In office
February 2014 – March 2016
PresidentMamnoon Hussain
Prime MinisterNawaz Sharif
Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
In office
June 2013 – February 2014
Appointed byNawaz Sharif
GovernorShaukatullah Khan
Chief MinisterPervez Khattak
Personal details
Nationality Pakistani
OccupationCareer Bureaucrat

Muhammad Shehzad Arbab is a retired Pakistani civil servant who served as Advisor to Prime Minister Imran Khan on Establishment from August 2018 to 10 April 2022. Before his retirement from civil services, Arbab served in BPS-22 grade as the Commerce Secretary of Pakistan and Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.[1] He belongs to the Pakistan Administrative Service and is batchmates with Tariq Bajwa, Babar Yaqoob Fateh Muhammad and Sajjad Saleem Hotiana.[2]

A member of the eminent Arbab family of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Shehzad Arbab is known for having played a key role in the FATA reforms of 2017 during his tenure as Federal Secretary SAFRON.[3] He has previously also served as Chief Secretary Azad Kashmir and Additional Secretary at Aiwan-e-Sadr.[4][5][6]

Personal life[edit]

Arbab is son of Arbab Niaz Muhammad, former Pakistan Army officer who served as a member of President Zia-ul-Haq's cabinet in the capacity as Minister for Culture. The international cricket stadium in Peshawar, Arbab Niaz Stadium, is named after Arbab Niaz.[7]

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  1. ^ "Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the WTO".
  2. ^ "PM aide for speedy appointment of CEOs". The Express Tribune. 16 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Federal Secretary for SAFRON, Muhammad Shehzad Arbab in a meeting with Owen Jenkins, British Prime Minister's Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan". Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  4. ^ "FATA reforms approved by federal cabinet". The Nation. 2 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Secretary directs to start work on mega projects in Peshawar City".
  6. ^ "Facilitation of pilgrims top priority of the government: Shehzad Arbab".
  7. ^ "Imran Khan lays foundation stone of Arbab Niaz Cricket Stadium". Pakistan Today. February 20, 2018.