2014-15 Humphrey Fellow Shah appointed Deputy Commissioner, Town of Shigar

RahmanShahCongratulations to 2014-15 Humphrey Fellow Rahman Shah on his new post of Deputy Commissioner, Shigar, Baltistan division of Gilgit–Baltistan, Pakistan. 


Mr. Shah was born and raised in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.
When he arrived at the Humphrey School in August 2014 his position was Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) for the Government of Gilgit-Baltistan. The office of ADC is responsible to oversee the performance of various government departments located in the jurisdiction of the district, including law enforcement. His office also coordinates and monitors with the development agencies and development projects, which entitles his office to convene public assemblies to resolve issues pertinent to pre and post disaster relief and rehabilitation process. Mr. Shah successfully negotiated with the tribal society of Diamer, which allowed the construction of the 4500 MW Diamer-Bhasha Dam to begin the on-site project work. 


Mr. Shah earned a bachelor degree in Political Science and a master’s degree in International Relations from Karakoram International University, Gilgit. During his fellowship at the University of Minnesota he studied models of public policy making and its relevance to the Pakistan’s public sector. 
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