BRIG. AKHTAR ZAMIN (R)
Brig Akhtar Zamin (R) has served the Pakistan Army for 30 years. During the Army service of 30 years he participated in 1971 war and carried out many Insurgency operations especially in Baluchistan. He had various important positions during his Army career including commanding an Infantry Brigade for a period of three years and Infantry Battalion twice for a period of two years each. (One of the command was in —– Kashmir. He served as Director Infantry as Brigadier in General headquarters (GHQ). As full Colonel he served as Colonel Staff (CS) Infantry Division for 2 years and remained Commandant Chitrall Scouts for one year as well.
He was posted as General Staff Officer-Grade-1 (GSO-1) operations of for deployed Infantry Division for a period of two years (again the most price for professional appointment for the rank of lieutenant colonel) He also held the coveted appointment of a Brigade Major (BM) of an Infantry Brigade as a Major twice for a period of two years each – the most professional and prize posting for a major. He also remained instructor for a period of two years in the premier institution of Pakistan Army which is Infantry School Quetta. He is a graduate from National Defense College and Pak Staff College Quetta. He holds master degree in War and Strategic studies. Brigadier Zamin remained as Minister of Home. Government of Sindh from November 2007 to April 2008. His achievements include holding of fair, free, credible, General Elections, both for National and Provincial Assemblies on the same day for the first time in the country. The credibility of these elections were recognized by almost all local and international agencies.
He also headed Employees old-age Benefit Institution (EOBI) from August 2005 to July 2008, one of the biggest financial institution of Government of Pakistan As a Chairman of EOBI, he effectively managed huge public sector funds of over rupees 154 billion by investing in the high profit yielding investment schemes. He established Pakistan Real Estate Investment and Management Company (Pvt Ltd) first of its kind in the country . PRIMCO is a wholly – subsidiary of EOBI to professionally manage the real estate investment / business of the institution. The PRIMACO projects includes four-star hotel project, first of its kind near Lahore Airport as joint venture with NOVOTEL Hotel chains, Multi-story office/commercial center at Mauve Area Islamabad , EOBI COMMERCIAL Center, Karachi and several embryonic stage and pipeline projects building. During his tenure, EOBI recovered long outstanding arrears of over RS 350 Million from public sector organizations like Punjab Road Transport Corporation, defunct Karachi Transport Corporation, Karachi Electric Supply Corporation, Pakistan Mineral Development Corporation, initiated call agent of Pakistan Telecommunication Supply Corporation which was then privatized. the agent help recover —-
He has also served Government of Sindh as a Principal Secretary and Director General EPA. Government of Pakistan acknowledge his services and awarded him Sitara e Imtiaz, and Sitara e Shujaat. He is exceedingly well known in the Country due to profound compatibility with all segments of society be it political, business, government, foreign and non-government leaderships.
Brigadier has extensively traveled. He has also represented Government of Pakistan across the globe at various forums including World Bank . He also visited Pentagon Headquarters, USA, Cent-com Headquarters USA, TRG Center USA, NDU USA, and various Army institutions in Moscow as part of army delegation.