Syed Akhtar Ali Shah

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Syed Akhtar Ali Shah
Acting IGP of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
In office
17 March 2017 – 4 April 2017
GovernorIqbal Zafar Jhagra
Preceded byNasir Durrani
Succeeded bySalahuddin Khan Mehsud
Personal details
Alma materUniversity of Peshawar
Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan
AwardsQuaid-e-Azam Police Medal
Pakistan Police Medal
Military service
Allegiance Pakistan

Syed Akhtar Ali Shah (Urdu: سيد اختر علی شاہ) is Pakistani police officer currently serving as Officer on Special Duty (OSD).

Shah briefly served as the Acting Inspector General of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police in 2017.[1] In 2006, Shah was the first one who introduced the counter-terrorism policy in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.[2] He served in the Mardan Division from 2008 to 2011 against militants.[2]

Shah got his LLB and Political Science (MA) degrees from University of Peshawar and a doctoral research in Political Science from Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan.[3]


  1. ^ "Syed Akhtar Ali Shah Appointed As Provincial Police Officer KP".
  2. ^ a b "Akhtar Ali Shah likely to be made K-P police chief".
  3. ^ "Syed Akhtar Ali Shah".