Maj (r) Azam Suleman Khan (Urdu: میجر (ر) اعظم سلیمان خان) is a retired Pakistani civil servant who serves as the Provincial Ombudsman of Punjab. He previously served in BPS-22 grade as the Interior Secretary of Pakistan, Chief Secretary Punjab and as Chief Secretary Sindh. Khan was promoted to the rank of Federal Secretary in February 2017 by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.[1][2]

Maj (r) Azam Suleman Khan
Ombudsman of Punjab
Assumed office
July 2020
Interior Secretary of Pakistan
In office
April 2020 – June 2020
Appointed byImran Khan
Chief Secretary Punjab
In office
November 2019 – April 2020
Appointed byImran Khan
Succeeded byJawad Rafique Malik
Personal details
OccupationCivil servant, Pakistan Administrative Service

Career in civil service edit

Azam Suleman Khan joined Pakistan Administrative Service through Pakistan Armed Forces quota on August 31, 1990. He was serving as a major in Pakistan Army before he joined civil service.[3]

Khan belongs to the Pakistan Administrative Service. For several years he headed the Home Department of Punjab as its top bureaucrat under former CM Shahbaz Sharif. He was promoted to the rank of Federal Secretary in February 2017 by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Later, he was appointed as Chief Secretary Sindh in 2018 by the Mulk caretaker ministry and then served as Chief Secretary Punjab, appointed by Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Prior to his appointment as the Provincial Ombudsman Punjab he was serving as the Interior Secretary of Pakistan.[4] He also remained District Coordination Officer of city district government Multan and Faisalabad during 2001 to 2003 and 2006 to 2008 respectively, in President General Pervaiz Musharraf's Government. He remained Deputy Commissioner Kasur from 1999 to 2001.

In June 2020, After sudden death of former Provincial Ombudsman of Punjab Najam Saeed (PAS), Khan sought premature retirement almost twelve months before his actual retirement date from active civil service in order to qualify for the constitutional position of Provincial Ombudsman of Punjab. The Punjab Cabinet confirmed his appointment as provincial Ombudsman thereafter and he was sworn into office on 1 July 2020.[2]

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References edit

  1. ^ Rasheed, Khalid (2020-03-23). "Punjab bureaucracy ready to work round the clock amid pandemic". The Express Tribune. Archived from the original on 2020-05-20. Retrieved 23 March 2020.
  2. ^ a b Pakistan, Associated Press of (July 1, 2020). "Azam Suleman sworn in as Ombudsman Punjab".
  3. ^ Mian, K A (2019-11-27). "Major (R) Azam Suleman Appointed CS Punjab". The Business. Archived from the original on 2019-12-31. Retrieved 23 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Gunny bags distributed through mobile app". April 24, 2020. Retrieved 2020-04-24.