Imtiaz Ahmad Sahibzada
Born in 1936, Imtiaz Ahmad Sahibzada, joined the erstwhile Civil Service of Pakistan in 1959. After serving in a number of Assignments in the provincial bureaucracy of Khyber Pakhtunkhawa, which includes that of the Chief Secretary, he was transferred to Islamabad in 1987. There he served as Secretary to the Federal Government in different ministries and superannuated in 1996 as the Cabinet Secretary. Thereafter, he went on to become the member of the Federal Public Service Commission, a member of the National Security Council, Chairman of the Federal Lands Commission, Wafaqi Mohtasib (Ombudsman) of Pakistan and Advisor to the Prime Minister on Tribal Affairs, he finally retired from public service in 2008. He is the author of two books ‘Pilgrim of Beauty’ and ‘A Breath of Fresh Air’. The former contains translations into English of 150 poems of Ghani Khan. The latter is a compilation of the speeches and interventions of Ghani Khan in the Central Legislative Assembly of India of 1946. He has also translated ‘My Life and Struggle: The Autobiography of Abdul Ghaffar Khan’, popularly known as Bacha Khan.